2007 ORS § 181.260¹
Qualifications for appointment and reappointment as member of state police
  • special officers

(1) No person, other than an expert in crime detection, shall be appointed a member of the state police unless the person is:

(a) A citizen of the United States.

(b) Of good health and of good moral character.

(c) Over the age of 21 years.

(2) No person shall be appointed a member of the state police who has not established satisfactory evidence of qualifications by passing a physical and mental examination based upon the standard provided by the rules and regulations of the United States Army; but the Superintendent of State Police, with the approval of the Governor, may, for such positions and where, in the judgment of the superintendent, the good of the service requires it, waive the physical standard provided by such rules and regulations.

(3) Any member who voluntarily withdraws from the state police force without the consent of the superintendent, and all persons removed from the state police for cause after hearing, shall be ineligible for reappointment.

(4) The superintendent may appoint special state police officers upon the following conditions:

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

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

(c) The officers receive no separate compensation from the State of Oregon for their services.

(d) There is a reciprocal agreement wherein the Superintendent of State Police authorizes a member of the Oregon State Police to assist the bordering state’s police officers under identically prescribed 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 bordering state law enforcement agencies for the purpose of providing assistance to the Oregon State Police and the bordering state law enforcement agency in carrying out major operations and responding to emergencies in areas near the Oregon border and the border of the adjacent state. [Amended by 1985 c.411 §1; 1993 c.594 §5]