"Police officer" includes a member of the Oregon State Police, a sheriff, a deputy sheriff, a city police officer or a law enforcement officer employed by a service district established under ORS 451.410 (Definitions for ORS 451.410 to 451.610) to 451.610 (Advisory committee for emergency communications system) for the purpose of law enforcement services. [1983 c.338 §71; 2007 c.558 §1]Oregon Legislature 1
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(a) Employees of institutions defined in ORS 421.005 (Definitions) as Department of Corrections institutions whose duties, as assigned by the Director of the Department of Corrections, include the custody of persons committed to the custody of or transferred to the Department of Corrections and employees of the Department of Corrections who were classified as police officers on or before July 27, 1989, whether or not such classification was authorized by law.
(f) Parole and probation officers employed by the Department of Corrections, parole and probation officers who are transferred to county employment under ORS 423.549 (State positions in community corrections branch) and adult parole and probation officers, as defined in ORS 181.610, who are classified as police officers for the purposes of this chapter by the county governing body. If a county classifies adult parole and probation officers as police officers for the purposes of this chapter, and the employees so classified are represented by a labor organization, any proposal by the county to change that classification or to cease to classify adult parole and probation officers as police officers for the purposes of this chapter is a mandatory subject of bargaining.
(L) Corrections officers as defined in ORS 181.610.
(m) Employees of the Oregon State Lottery Commission who are classified by the Director of the Oregon State Lottery as enforcement agents pursuant to ORS 461.110 (Criminal identification information available to lottery).
(o) An employee who for seven consecutive years has been classified as a police officer as defined by this section, and who is employed or transferred by the Department of Corrections to fill a position designated by the Director of the Department of Corrections as being eligible for police officer status.
(p) An employee of the Department of Corrections classified as a police officer on or prior to July 27, 1989, whether or not that classification was authorized by law, as long as the employee remains in the position held on July 27, 1989. The initial classification of an employee under a system implemented pursuant to ORS 240.190 (Policy on comparability of value of work and compensation and classification) does not affect police officer status.
(q) Employees of a school district who are appointed and duly sworn members of a law enforcement agency of the district as provided in ORS 332.531 (Law enforcement agency) or otherwise employed full-time as police officers commissioned by the district.
(r) Employees at youth correction facilities and juvenile detention facilities under ORS 419A.050 (Authority to acquire, equip and maintain detention and shelter facilities), 419A.052 (Specifications of facilities) and 420.005 (Definitions) to 420.915 (Procedure upon apprehension of escapee, absentee or parole violator) who are required to hold valid Oregon teaching licenses and who have supervisory, control or teaching responsibilities over juveniles committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections or the Oregon Youth Authority.
(s) Employees at youth correction facilities as defined in ORS 420.005 (Definitions) whose primary job description involves the custody, control, treatment, investigation or supervision of juveniles placed in such facilities.Oregon Legislature 3