2017 ORS 131.935¹
Collection of officer-initiated stop data
  • use of data
  • rules

(1) No later than July 1, 2018, the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, in consultation with the Department of State Police and the Department of Justice, shall develop and implement a standardized method to be used by law enforcement officers to record officer-initiated pedestrian stop and officer-initiated traffic stop data. The standardized method must require, and any form developed and used pursuant to the standardized method must provide for, the following data to be recorded for each stop:

(a) The date and time of the stop;

(b) The location of the stop;

(c) The race, ethnicity, age and sex of the pedestrian or the operator of the motor vehicle stopped, based on the observations of the law enforcement officer responsible for reporting the stop;

(d) The nature of, and the statutory citation for, the alleged traffic violation, or other alleged violation, that caused the stop to be made; and

(e) The disposition of the stop, including whether a warning, citation or summons was issued, whether a search was conducted, the type of search conducted, whether anything was found as a result of the search and whether an arrest was made.

(2) No later than July 1, 2018, the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, in consultation with law enforcement agencies, shall develop and implement training and procedures to facilitate the collection of officer-initiated pedestrian and traffic stop data pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Beginning on the dates described in subsection (4) of this section, all law enforcement agencies that engage in officer-initiated pedestrian or traffic stops shall record and retain the following data for each stop:

(a) The date and time of the stop;

(b) The location of the stop;

(c) The race, ethnicity, age and sex of the pedestrian or the operator of the motor vehicle stopped, based on the observations of the law enforcement officer responsible for reporting the stop;

(d) The nature of, and the statutory citation for, the alleged traffic violation, or other alleged violation, that caused the stop to be made; and

(e) The disposition of the stop, including whether a warning, citation or summons was issued, whether a search was conducted, the type of search conducted, whether anything was found as a result of the search and whether an arrest was made.

(4) Each law enforcement agency shall begin recording the data described in subsection (3) of this section as follows:

(a) An agency that employs 100 or more law enforcement officers shall begin recording no later than July 1, 2018.

(b) An agency that employs between 25 and 99 law enforcement officers shall begin recording no later than July 1, 2019.

(c) An agency that employs between one and 24 law enforcement officers shall begin recording no later than July 1, 2020.

(5) Each law enforcement agency that engages in officer-initiated traffic or pedestrian stops shall report to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission the data recorded pursuant to subsection (3) of this section as follows:

(a) An agency that employs 100 or more law enforcement officers shall report no later than July 1, 2019, and at least annually thereafter.

(b) An agency that employs between 25 and 99 law enforcement officers shall report no later than July 1, 2020, and at least annually thereafter.

(c) An agency that employs between one and 24 law enforcement officers shall report no later than July 1, 2021, and at least annually thereafter.

(6) Data acquired under this section shall be used only for statistical purposes and not for any other purpose. The data may not contain information that reveals the identity of any stopped individual or the identity of any law enforcement officer. Data collected by law enforcement agencies or held by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission under this section that may reveal the identity of any stopped individual or the identity of any law enforcement officer is exempt from public disclosure in any manner.

(7) The Department of Justice, the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and the Department of State Police may adopt rules to carry out the provisions of ORS 131.930 (Definitions) to 131.945 (Training for law enforcement agencies). [2017 c.706 §2]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 131—Preliminary Provisions; Limitations; Jurisdiction; Venue; Criminal Forfeiture; Crime Prevention, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors131.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.