State Police

ORS 181A.902
Investigation of applicant’s character, competence and reliability


The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training shall conduct an investigation of each applicant’s character, competence and reliability, and any other matter related to the manner and method by which the applicant proposes to conduct and conducted operations as a private security entity.


The department may not issue or renew a license to operate as a private security entity until the department is satisfied as to the applicant’s character, competence and reliability.


Evidence of unsatisfactory character, competence or reliability includes committing an unlawful act or violating or failing to comply with any provision of ORS 181A.840 (Definitions for ORS 181A) to 181A.893 (Restrictions on entities employing private security providers) or 181A.900 (Procedures for licensing of private security entities) to 181A.918 (Injunction against using services of unlicensed private security entity).


Any person may protest the issuance or renewal of a license to any applicant at any time, and the department shall give the person an opportunity to state the reasons for the objection. [2021 c.618 §9]
Note: 181A.902 (Investigation of applicant’s character, competence and reliability) becomes operative January 1, 2024. See section 18, chapter 618, Oregon Laws 2021.
Note: See second note under 181A.900 (Procedures for licensing of private security entities).


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May 30, 2023