ORS 181A.912¹
Requirements for special campus security providers and private security providers on campuses of institutions of higher education

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Institution of higher education” has the meaning given that term in ORS 163A.005 (Definitions for ORS 163A.005 to 163A.235).

(b) “Private security professional” and “private security provider” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 181A.840 (Definitions for ORS 181A.360, 181A.840 to 181A.891, 181A.895 and 181A.995).

(2)(a) An institution of higher education that employs or contracts with a private security provider, or the governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) that commissions special campus security officers under ORS 352.118 (Establishment of police department) to provide security services on campus, shall ensure that a nationwide criminal records check is conducted for each private security professional or special campus security officer providing security services on campus.

(b) A public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) that commissions special campus security officers under ORS 352.118 (Establishment of police department) to provide security services on campus shall ensure that each officer undergoes psychological testing to determine the officer’s fitness to serve as a special campus security officer.

(3) A law enforcement agency may share information about applicants for employment with the agency with an institution of higher education. An institution of higher education may use information shared under this subsection for purposes of hiring private security professionals or special campus security officers.

(4) A private security provider that provides security services on the campus of an institution of higher education or the governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) that commissions special campus security officers under ORS 352.118 (Establishment of police department) to provide security services on campus shall ensure that:

(a) Vehicles used by private security professionals or special campus security officers in the scope of their employment on campus are equipped with:

(A) A global positioning system device, as defined in ORS 163.715 (Unlawful use of a global positioning system device), for which global positioning data is retained for at least 90 days;

(B) A video camera that records the scene within the vehicle and for which video recordings are retained for at least 90 days; or

(C) A dispatch system for which a record of calls is maintained for at least 90 days.

(b) Uniforms worn by private security professionals or special campus security officers in the scope of their employment on campus can be easily differentiated from the uniform of any law enforcement officer certified by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, with differentiations including, but not limited to, prominent designation of “campus security” or prominent use of a school logo or school colors.

(5) An institution of higher education that employs or contracts with a private security provider, or the governing board of a public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) that commissions special campus security officers under ORS 352.118 (Establishment of police department) to provide security services on campus, shall ensure that vehicles used by private security professionals or special campus security officers in the scope of their employment on campus:

(a) Are clearly identified as a campus vehicle on the front of the vehicle;

(b) Do not use red and blue light bars;

(c) Do not use bumpers intended to ram another vehicle in order to cause a stall; and

(d) Do not use cages.

(6) When a private security professional or special campus security officer makes a probable cause arrest or an arrest under ORS 133.225 (Arrest by private person) in the course of the individual’s duties on the campus of an institution of higher education, the institution of higher education or governing board of the public university listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities) for whom the individual provides security services:

(a) Shall promptly notify a law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the area in which the arrest took place.

(b) May not retain evidence related to the arrest except for the purpose of providing the evidence to a law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the area in which the arrest took place.

(7) Private security professionals and special campus security officers commissioned under ORS 352.118 (Establishment of police department) who provide security services on the campus of an institution of higher education do not have stop and frisk authority as set forth in ORS 131.605 (Definitions for ORS 131.605 to 131.625) to 131.625 (Frisk of stopped persons).

(8) If an institution of higher education contracts with a private security provider to provide temporary security for an event, the terms of the contract must require the private security provider to comply with all relevant statutes and rules governing the duties of contracted private security providers. [2019 c.152 §2; 2019 c.152 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 181A—State Police; Crime Reporting and Records; Public Safety Standards and Training; Private Security Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors181A.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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