Psychological screening of law enforcement officers
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(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 persons 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.
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