(1)A public safety professional may request that the Department accept the surrender of their public safety certifications.
(2)In considering whether to accept the request to surrender public safety certifications, the Department may request further information from the present or prior employer pursuant to ORS 181A.670 (Disclosure of information about public safety officer) or conduct its own investigation to determine if any minimum standards for certification have been violated and proceed with initiation and review of a professional standards case pursuant to OAR 259-008-0310 (Denial/Revocation - Initiation and Review of a Professional Standards Case).
(3)If an administrative proceeding has commenced pursuant to OAR 259-008-0340 (Issuance of Notice of Intent/Request for Hearing and Contested Case Procedures), the Department may, in its discretion, withdraw its Notice of Intent and accept the individual’s surrender of the public safety certifications.
(4)The public safety professional will remain certified until the Department accepts the surrender.
(5)Once the surrender has been accepted by the Department, the individual may no longer perform the duties of a certifiable public safety professional.
(6)The Department will enter a Final Order permanently revoking the certifications of a public safety professional.
(7)An individual with public safety professional certifications revoked pursuant to this rule is permanently ineligible for certification as a public safety professional.
Rule 259-008-0330 — Surrendering Certifications,