ORS 181.150¹
Supplies and equipment of state police as state property
  • exceptions

(1) The state shall provide the members of the state police with emergency and first aid outfits, weapons, motor vehicles, and all other supplies and equipment necessary to carry out the objects of the Department of State Police. This property shall remain the property of the state with the exception of a retiring or deceased officer’s department-issued service revolver, which may be sold by the department to the officer or, in the case of a deceased officer, to a member of the officer’s family, upon the officer’s retirement or death, and the officer’s badge, which may be given to the officer or, in the case of a deceased officer, to a member of the deceased officer’s family, upon the officer’s retirement or death. When a service revolver is sold pursuant to this section, it shall be sold for its fair market value. The badge shall be marked to indicate the officer’s retirement status and under no circumstance shall it be used for official police identification other than as a memento of service to the department.

(2) When any of the property, supplies or equipment becomes surplus, obsolete or unused it shall be disposed of by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services as provided in ORS 279A.280 (Disposal of surplus property).

(3) For purposes of ORS chapters 279A and 279B, the sale of a service revolver to a retiring officer by the department is not a public contract and shall not be subject to the competitive bidding requirements of ORS chapters 279A and 279B. The provisions of ORS 166.412 (Definitions) do not apply to transfers of firearms pursuant to this section. [Amended by 1955 c.148 §1; 1971 c.467 §9; 1985 c.281 §1; 1989 c.839 §28; 1995 c.729 §10; 2003 c.794 §202]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 181—State Police; Crime Reporting and Records; Public Safety Standards and Training, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­181.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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.
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