2017 ORS 181A.660¹
Oregon Center for Policing Excellence
  • purpose
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Center for Policing Excellence is established within the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

(2) The primary purposes of the center are:

(a) To make policing in this state more effective and efficient by:

(A) Developing and promulgating updated skills in policing among officers, managers and administrators; and

(B) Making use of the body of knowledge of effective and efficient methods in the criminal justice system.

(b) To make communities safer.

(c) To reduce, through the use of police practices proven to be effective, the number of offenders entering the criminal justice system.

(3) To accomplish the purposes described in subsection (2) of this section, the center shall provide opportunities for:

(a) Practitioners to present actual problems to researchers in order to identify potential approaches to resolving the problems.

(b) Researchers to present to practitioners the results of research on effective and efficient methods of policing.

(c) Practitioners and researchers to form partnerships to test the effectiveness of practices and approaches.

(d) The development and delivery of training to public safety personnel in this state to enhance their skills related to:

(A) Problem solving;

(B) Leadership and facilitation;

(C) Effective application and use of information from reputable research; and

(D) Identifying and addressing future challenges affecting public safety.

(4) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 (“State government” defined), and local government, as defined in ORS 174.116 (“Local government” and “local service district” defined), are directed to cooperate with the center in achieving the purposes described in subsection (2) of this section.

(5) The Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training may adopt rules necessary to implement the provisions of this section. [Formerly 181.685]

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 (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.