2011 ORS § 181.260¹
Qualifications for appointment and reappointment of state police
  • special officers
  • neighboring states

(1) A person appointed a member of the state police must be:

(a) A citizen of the United States.

(b) Of good health and good moral character.

(c) Over the age of 21 years.

(2)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, a person may not be appointed a member of the state police if the person has not established satisfactory evidence of qualifications by passing a physical examination based on the standard provided by the rules and regulations of the United States Army and such psychological testing and mental examinations as the Superintendent of State Police considers necessary as a condition of employment.

(b) When, in the judgment of the superintendent, the good of the state police requires it, the superintendent may waive the physical standard described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(3) A member who voluntarily withdraws from the state police without the consent of the superintendent and members removed from the state police for cause are ineligible for reappointment, except as expressly authorized by the superintendent.

(4) The superintendent may appoint police officers from a neighboring state to serve as special state police officers subject to the following conditions:

(a) The officers are appointed for the limited purpose of providing assistance to the Oregon State Police in law enforcement emergencies and major operations in Oregon in areas near the Oregon border with the neighboring state.

(b) The officers are police officers certified by the neighboring state.

(c) The officers do not receive separate compensation from the State of Oregon for their services.

(d) There is a reciprocal agreement pursuant to which the Superintendent of State Police authorizes a member of the Oregon State Police to assist the neighboring states police officers under the same criteria in the neighboring state in areas near the Oregon border with the neighboring state.

(5) The Superintendent of State Police is authorized to enter into reciprocal agreements with state law enforcement agencies in neighboring states for the purpose of providing assistance to the Oregon State Police and the state law enforcement agency in the neighboring state in carrying out major operations and responding to law enforcement emergencies in areas near the Oregon border with the neighboring state. [Amended by 1985 c.411 §1; 1993 c.594 §5; 2011 c.547 §15]