ORS 137.630¹
Duties of parole and probation officers

The duties of parole and probation officers appointed pursuant to ORS 137.590 (Appointment of parole and probation officers and assistants) or 423.500 (Definitions for ORS 423.500 to 423.560) to 423.560 (Local public safety coordinating council) are:

(a) To make investigations and reports under ORS 137.530 (Investigation and report of parole and probation officers) as are required by the judge of any court having jurisdiction within the county, city or judicial district for which the officer is appointed to serve.

(b) To receive under supervision any person sentenced to probation by any court in the jurisdiction area for which the officers are appointed to serve.

(c) To provide release assistance, and supervise any person placed in a diversion, work release or community services alternative program, by any court in the jurisdiction area for which the officers are appointed to serve.

(d) To give each person under their supervision a statement of the conditions of probation or program participation and to instruct the person regarding the conditions.

(e) To keep informed concerning the conduct and condition of persons under their supervision by visiting, requiring reports and otherwise.

(f) To use all suitable methods, not inconsistent with the condition of probation or program participation, to aid and encourage persons under their supervision and to effect improvement in their conduct and condition.

(g) To keep detailed records of the work done and to make reports to the courts and to the Department of Corrections as the courts require.

(h) To perform other duties not inconsistent with the normal and customary functions of parole and probation officers as may be required by any court in the jurisdiction area for which the officers are appointed to serve.

(2) Parole and probation officers of the Department of Corrections have duties as specified by rule adopted by the Director of the Department of Corrections.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, parole and probation officers may not be required to collect from persons under their supervision any fees to offset the costs of supervising the probation, including but not limited to those ordered pursuant to ORS 137.540 (Conditions of probation) or 423.570 (Monthly fee payable by person on supervised release). [Amended by 1969 c.597 §127; 1981 c.447 §1; 1987 c.320 §42; 1993 c.14 §15; 2005 c.264 §12]

Notes of Decisions

Imposi­tion of proba­tion condi­tion which allowed proba­tion of­fi­cer to search proba­tioner's per­son, residence, or prop­erty without warrant at any time was invalid where this condi­tion was imposed by proba­tion of­fi­cer and not by sen­ten­cing court. State v. Stephens, 47 Or App 305, 614 P2d 1180 (1980)

Proba­tion of­fi­cer duties do not create duty to protect public from crim­i­nal ac­tivity of proba­tion violator. Kim v. Multnomah County, 138 Or App 417, 909 P2d 886 (1996), aff'd 328 Or 140, 970 P2d 631 (1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 137—Judgment and Execution; Parole and Probation by the Court, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors137.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 137, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­137ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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