ORS 181.010¹
Definitions for ORS 181.010 to 181.560 and 181.715 to 181.730

As used in ORS 181.010 (Definitions for ORS 181.010 to 181.560 and 181.715 to 181.730) to 181.560 (Procedure when information requested by other than criminal justice agency) and 181.715 (Criminal Justice Information Standards program) to 181.730 (Law Enforcement Data System established), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Bureau" means the Department of State Police bureau of criminal identification.

(2) "Criminal justice agency" means:

(a) The Governor;

(b) Courts of criminal jurisdiction;

(c) The Attorney General;

(d) District attorneys, city attorneys with criminal prosecutive functions, attorney employees of the office of public defense services and nonprofit public defender organizations established under contract with the Public Defense Services Commission;

(e) Law enforcement agencies;

(f) The Department of Corrections;

(g) The State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision;

(h) The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training; and

(i) Any other state or local agency with law enforcement authority designated by order of the Governor.

(3) "Criminal offender information" includes records and related data as to physical description and vital statistics, fingerprints received and compiled by the bureau for purposes of identifying criminal offenders and alleged offenders, records of arrests and the nature and disposition of criminal charges, including sentencing, confinement, parole and release.

(4) "Department" means the Department of State Police established under ORS 181.020 (Department of State Police established).

(5) "Deputy superintendent" means the Deputy Superintendent of State Police.

(6) "Designated agency" means any state, county or municipal government agency where Oregon criminal offender information is required to implement a federal or state statute, executive order or administrative rule that expressly refers to criminal conduct and contains requirements or exclusions expressly based on such conduct or for agency employment purposes, licensing purposes or other demonstrated and legitimate needs when designated by order of the Governor.

(7) "Disposition report" means a form or process prescribed or furnished by the bureau, containing a description of the ultimate action taken subsequent to an arrest.

(8) "Law enforcement agency" means county sheriffs, municipal police departments, State Police, other police officers of this state and other states and law enforcement agencies of the federal government.

(9) "State Police" means the members of the state police force appointed under ORS 181.250 (State police force).

(10) "Superintendent" means the Superintendent of State Police. [Amended by 1963 c.547 §1; 1971 c.467 §1; 1975 c.548 §1; 1977 c.745 §46; 1981 c.905 §1; 1987 c.320 §136; 1987 c.475 §5; 1989 c.364 §3; 2001 c.104 §60; 2001 c.962 §42; 2007 c.71 §54]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Access to confidential crime records and reports by Oregon Law Enforce­ment Council, (1974) Vol 36, p 782; Oregon Liquor Control Commission, as a law en­force­­ment agency, (1974) Vol 36, p 1066; fingerprinting of per­sons arrested for traffic infrac­tions, (1977) Vol 38, p 960

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 181—State Police; Crime Reporting and Records; Public Safety Standards and Training, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors181.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 181, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­181ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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