2007 ORS 181.610¹
Definitions for ORS 181.610 to 181.712

In ORS 181.610 (Definitions for ORS 181.610 to 181.712) to 181.712 (Child abuse and domestic violence training), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Abuse" has the meaning given the term in ORS 107.705 (Definitions for ORS 107.700 to 107.735).

(2) "Board" means the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training appointed pursuant to ORS 181.620 (Board on Public Safety Standards and Training).

(3) "Certified reserve officer" means a reserve officer who has been designated by a local law enforcement unit, has received training necessary for certification and has met the minimum standards and training requirements established under ORS 181.640 (Minimum standards and training for certification).

(4) "Commissioned" means an authorization granting the power to perform various acts or duties of a police officer or certified reserve officer and acting under the supervision and responsibility of a county sheriff or as otherwise provided by law.

(5) "Corrections officer" means an officer or member of a law enforcement unit who is employed full-time thereby and is charged with and primarily performs the duty of custody, control or supervision of individuals convicted of or arrested for a criminal offense and confined in a place of incarceration or detention other than a place used exclusively for incarceration or detention of juveniles.

(6) "Department" means the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

(7) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

(8) "Domestic violence" means abuse between family or household members.

(9) "Emergency medical dispatcher" means a person who has responsibility to process requests for medical assistance from the public or to dispatch medical care providers.

(10) "Family or household members" has the meaning given that term in ORS 107.705 (Definitions for ORS 107.700 to 107.735).

(11) "Fire service professional" means a paid or volunteer firefighter, an officer or a member of a public or private fire protection agency that is engaged primarily in fire investigation, fire prevention, fire safety, fire control or fire suppression or providing emergency medical services, light and heavy rescue services, search and rescue services or hazardous materials incident response. "Fire service professional" does not include forest fire protection agency personnel.

(12)(a) "Law enforcement unit" means a police force or organization of the state, a city, port, school district, mass transit district, county, county service district authorized to provide law enforcement services under ORS 451.010 (Facilities and services counties may provide by service districts), Indian reservation, Criminal Justice Division of the Department of Justice, the Department of Corrections, the Oregon State Lottery Commission or common carrier railroad whose primary duty, as prescribed by law, ordinance or directive, is any one or more of the following:

(A) Detecting crime and enforcing the criminal laws of this state or laws or ordinances relating to airport security;

(B) The custody, control or supervision of individuals convicted of or arrested for a criminal offense and confined to a place of incarceration or detention other than a place used exclusively for incarceration or detention of juveniles; or

(C) The control, supervision and reformation of adult offenders placed on parole or sentenced to probation and investigation of adult offenders on parole or probation or being considered for parole or probation.

(b) "Law enforcement unit" also means:

(A) A police force or organization of a private entity with a population of more than 1,000 residents in an unincorporated area whose employees are commissioned by a county sheriff; and

(B) A district attorney’s office.

(13) "Parole and probation officer" means:

(a) Any officer who is employed full-time by the Department of Corrections, a county or a court and who is charged with and performs the duty of:

(A) Community protection by controlling, investigating, supervising and providing or making referrals to reformative services for adult parolees or probationers or offenders on post-prison supervision; or

(B) Investigating adult offenders on parole or probation or being considered for parole or probation.

(b) Any officer who:

(A) Is certified and has been employed as a full-time parole and probation officer for more than one year;

(B) Is employed part-time by the Department of Corrections, a county or a court; and

(C) Is charged with and performs the duty of:

(i) Community protection by controlling, investigating, supervising and providing or making referrals to reformative services for adult parolees or probationers or offenders on post-prison supervision; or

(ii) Investigating adult offenders on parole or probation or being considered for parole or probation.

(14) "Police officer" means an officer, member or employee of a law enforcement unit who is employed full-time as a peace officer commissioned by a city, port, school district, mass transit district, county, county service district authorized to provide law enforcement services under ORS 451.010 (Facilities and services counties may provide by service districts), Indian reservation, the Criminal Justice Division of the Department of Justice, the Oregon State Lottery Commission or the Governor or who is a member of the Department of State Police and who is responsible for enforcing the criminal laws of this state or laws or ordinances relating to airport security or is an investigator of a district attorney’s office if the investigator is or has been certified as a peace officer in this or any other state.

(15) "Public or private safety agency" means any unit of state or local government, a special purpose district or a private firm which provides, or has authority to provide, fire fighting, police, ambulance or emergency medical services.

(16) "Public safety personnel" and "public safety officer" include corrections officers, youth correction officers, emergency medical dispatchers, parole and probation officers, police officers, certified reserve officers, telecommunicators and fire service professionals.

(17) "Reserve officer" means an officer or member of a law enforcement unit:

(a) Who is a volunteer or who is employed less than full-time as a peace officer commissioned by a city, port, school district, mass transit district, county, county service district authorized to provide law enforcement services under ORS 451.010 (Facilities and services counties may provide by service districts), Indian reservation, the Criminal Justice Division of the Department of Justice, the Oregon State Lottery Commission or the Governor or who is a member of the Department of State Police;

(b) Who is armed with a firearm; and

(c) Who is responsible for enforcing the criminal laws and traffic laws of this state or laws or ordinances relating to airport security.

(18) "Telecommunicator" means any person employed as an emergency telephone worker as defined in ORS 243.736 (Strikes by certain emergency and public safety personnel) or a public safety dispatcher whose primary duties are receiving, processing and transmitting public safety information received through a 9-1-1 emergency reporting system as defined in ORS 401.710 (Definitions for ORS 305.823 and 401.710 to 401.816).

(19) "Youth correction officer" means an employee of the Oregon Youth Authority who is charged with and primarily performs the duty of custody, control or supervision of youth offenders confined in a youth correction facility. [1961 c.721 §1; 1963 c.371 §1; 1967 c.305 §2; 1973 c.420 §1; 1975 c.290 §1; 1975 c.392 §3; 1975 c.666 §4; 1977 c.382 §1; 1977 c.477 §1; 1977 c.737 §1; 1979 c.656 §4; 1981 c.449 §1; 1985 c.302 §9; 1985 c.565 §20; 1987 c.320 §137; 1989 c.1058 §1; 1991 c.742 §1; 1993 c.14 §22; 1993 c.185 §10; 1993 c.594 §1; 1993 c.623 §1; 1995 c.97 §1; 1995 c.128 §2; 1995 c.303 §1; 1995 c.422 §131q; 1995 c.624 §§1,1a; 1995 c.651 §8; 1997 c.249 §53; 1997 c.853 §1; 1999 c.360 §1; 1999 c.854 §1; 1999 c.867 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Under 1997 version of statute, "parole and proba­tion of­fi­cer" does not include noncertified employee performing ministerial tasks at direc­tion and under supervision of parole and proba­tion of­fi­cer. Multnomah County Employees Union v. Multnomah County, 176 Or App 323, 31 P3d 499 (2001)

Law en­force­­ment unit may have only one primary duty, although primary duty may encompass performing variety of law en­force­­ment related tasks. Adams v. Public Employees Retire­ment Board, 180 Or App 59, 42 P3d 911 (2002)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Oregon State Police as of­fi­cers subject to mandatory training by Board on Public Safety Standards and Training, (1992) Vol 46, p 459

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 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).
 
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.