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(1) As used in this section, "local law enforcement contact" means a local law enforcement officer that a school district wants to be notified when a report concerning a school within the school district is received on the School Safety Hotline.
(2) Subject to the availability of funds, the Department of Justice shall establish a toll-free telephone line that is available to school-age children and other members of the public for the purpose of reporting criminal or suspicious activities on school grounds or at school-sponsored activities. The toll-free telephone line established under this section shall be known as the School Safety Hotline.
(3)(a) The department shall adopt rules necessary to establish and operate the School Safety Hotline. The department shall include in the rules provisions that protect the identity of a caller while maximizing opportunities to allow follow-up calls by either the callers or the local law enforcement contacts to provide or obtain further information.
(b) The department is not responsible for investigating reports received on the hotline. The appropriate school district and appropriate local law enforcement agency shall take any follow-up action that they deem appropriate.
(4) At least annually, a school district shall provide the department with a list of the school district’s local law enforcement contacts.
(5) The department may contract with a private entity or enter into an interagency agreement with a state agency or political subdivision of the state to establish and operate the School Safety Hotline.
(6) The department, in collaboration with school officials, law enforcement agencies and other interested persons, shall develop a plan to promote the use of the hotline by school-age children. [2001 c.619 §1]
Note: 180.650 (Establishment) and 180.660 (Funding) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 180 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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