ORS 181A.485¹
Psychological screening of law enforcement officers
  • rules

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Law enforcement agency” means a public body, as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), that employs law enforcement officers to enforce criminal laws.

(b) “Law enforcement officer” means a police officer, reserve officer or certified reserve officer, as those terms are defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670).

(2) A law enforcement agency may not employ a person as a law enforcement officer unless the person has completed a psychological screening to determine the person’s fitness to serve as a law enforcement officer.

(3) The psychological screening required by subsection (2) of this section must be conducted by a licensed mental health professional who meets the qualifications and training requirements established by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training by rule.

(4) The board shall establish by rule:

(a) The qualifications and training necessary for a licensed mental health professional to conduct a psychological screening under this section; and

(b) Standards and procedures for conducting a psychological screening under this section. [2019 c.78 §1]

Note: 181A.485 (Psychological screening of law enforcement officers) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 181A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 181A—State Police; Crime Reporting and Records; Public Safety Standards and Training; Private Security Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors181A.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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