2017 ORS 181A.775¹
Definitions for ORS 181A.775 to 181A.805

As used in ORS 181A.775 (Definitions for ORS 181A.775 to 181A.805) to 181A.805 (Grants):

(1) “Employ,” when used in the context of the relationship between a law enforcement agency and a police officer, includes the assignment of law enforcement duties on a volunteer basis to a reserve officer.

(2) “Law enforcement agency” means the Department of State Police, the Department of Justice, a district attorney, a political subdivision of the State of Oregon, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, a tribal government and a university, that maintains a law enforcement unit as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670) (12)(a)(A).

(3) “Police officer” means a person who is:

(a) A police officer or reserve officer as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A.355 to 181A.670); and

(b) Employed by a law enforcement agency to enforce the criminal laws of this state.

(4) “Tribal government” means a tribal government as defined in ORS 181A.680 (Definitions for ORS 181A.680 to 181A.692):

(a) With land that is contiguous to the county in which the deadly physical force planning authority is created; and

(b) That has adopted the provision of tribal law described in ORS 181A.685 (Eligibility to act as authorized tribal police officer) (4)(d)(A). [Formerly 181.781]

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.