Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, the certification of a police officer or certified reserve officer does not lapse if the officer:
Is on leave from a law enforcement unit; or
Is an honorably retired police officer who meets the requirements established by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training under paragraph (c) of this subsection for maintaining certification.
The department, in consultation with the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training, may adopt rules establishing:
A program of continuing training for honorably retired police officers that would enable a police officer whose certification would otherwise lapse under paragraph (a) of this subsection to maintain certification for as long as the police officer meets the training requirements; and
A fee to be paid by honorably retired police officers to maintain certification under this subsection. The fee may not exceed the costs incurred by the department and board in administering the training program.
The certification of any fire service professional, telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher who is not utilized as a fire service professional, telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher for any period of time in excess of 12 consecutive months, unless the fire service professional, telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher is on leave from a public or private safety agency, is lapsed. Upon reemployment as a fire service professional, telecommunicator or emergency medical dispatcher, the person whose certification has lapsed may apply for certification in the manner provided in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670) to 181A.670 (Disclosure of information about public safety officer). [Formerly 181.667]