ORS 703.480¹
Board and department duties
  • rules
  • fees

(1) The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training shall, in collaboration with the Private Security Policy Committee:

(a) Establish reasonable minimum standards of physical, emotional, intellectual and moral fitness for investigators.

(b) Prescribe fees relating to the application for and the issuance, renewal and inactivation of investigators’ licenses, and for the issuance of identification cards. Each fee may not exceed the cost of administering the program of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training for which the fee was established. The board shall prescribe penalties for late renewal of licenses.

(c) Adopt a test of investigator competency.

(d) Establish rules of professional conduct to be followed by investigators.

(e) Adopt rules specifying those crimes and violations for which a conviction requires the denial, suspension or revocation of licensure as an investigator.

(2) The department shall:

(a) Investigate alleged violations of ORS 703.401 (Definitions) to 703.490 (Moneys credited to Police Standards and Training Account) and of any rules adopted by the board or department. Notwithstanding ORS 703.473 (Confidentiality of investigator's personal identifying information and client files) (3), when the department conducts an investigation under this paragraph, all information about the alleged violation and the investigation is confidential and is not subject to disclosure under ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated) if the department determines that the allegation is false.

(b) Collect fees as prescribed by the board.

(c) Establish a website on the Internet that lists each investigator with the investigator’s license number, business address and business telephone number.

(d) Provide professional development opportunity information to investigators.

(3) The board shall adopt rules necessary to carry out the board’s duties and powers under ORS 703.401 (Definitions) to 703.490 (Moneys credited to Police Standards and Training Account).

(4) The department shall adopt rules necessary to carry out the department’s duties and powers under ORS 703.401 (Definitions) to 703.490 (Moneys credited to Police Standards and Training Account).

(5) For efficiency, board and department rules adopted under this section may be adopted jointly with the approval of the board and the department. [1997 c.870 §14; 2001 c.838 §14; 2003 c.14 §442; 2005 c.613 §24; 2007 c.320 §1]

Notes of Decisions

In prison disciplinary hearing, introduc­tion of actual ques­tions asked prisoner during polygraph examina­tion, re­gard­ing his involve­ment in alleged assault, constituted sufficient founda­tion for admission of record of polygraph test and conclusions of general polygraph examiner, notwithstanding that prisoner's verbal answers were not recorded or introduced. Preston v. OSP, 35 Or App 799, 583 P2d 9 (1978)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 703—Truth Verification and Deception Detection; Investigators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors703.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 703, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­703ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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