ORS 181.548¹
Confidentiality of some records

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated) relating to public records the fingerprints, photographs, records and reports compiled under ORS 137.225 (Order setting aside conviction or record of arrest), 181.010 (Definitions for ORS 181.010 to 181.560 and 181.715 to 181.730), 181.511 (Fingerprints, identifying data, disposition report required upon arrest), 181.521 (Transmittal of disposition report), 181.555 (Establishment of procedures for access to criminal record information), 805.060 (Law enforcement undercover vehicles) and this section are confidential and exempt from public inspection except:

(a) As ordered by a court;

(b) As provided in rules adopted by the Department of State Police under ORS chapter 183 to govern access to and use of computerized criminal offender information including access by an individual for review or challenge of the individuals own records;

(c) As provided in ORS 181.555 (Establishment of procedures for access to criminal record information) and 181.560 (Procedure when information requested by other than criminal justice agency);

(d) As provided in ORS 181.525 (Copy of certain disposition reports to Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and Department of Education); or

(e) As provided in ORS 418.747 (County teams for investigation) (5).

(2) The records of the department of crime reports to the department and of arrests made by the department, however, shall not be confidential and shall be available in the same manner as the records of arrest and reports of crimes of other law enforcement agencies under ORS 192.501 (Public records conditionally exempt from disclosure) (3). [Formerly 181.540]

See also annota­tions under ORS 181.510 to 181.540 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Access to confidential crime records and reports by Oregon Law Enforce­ment Council, (1974) Vol 36, p 782

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 181—State Police; Crime Reporting and Records; Public Safety Standards and Training; Sex Offender Reporting; Private Security Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2013ors181.­pdf (2013) (last ac­cessed Apr. 27, 2014).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2013, Chapter 181, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­2013ano181.­html (2013) (last ac­cessed Apr. 27, 2014).
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