ORS 353.125¹
Creation of police department and commission of police officers
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Health and Science University Board of Directors, or Oregon Health and Science University officials acting under the authority of the board, may establish a police department and commission one or more employees as police officers. A police department established under this section has all of the authority and immunity of a municipal police department of this state.

(2) Police officers commissioned under this section:

(a) May enforce criminal laws and any administrative rules and policies adopted by the university; and

(b) Have all the authority and immunity of a peace officer or police officer of this state.

(3) When the university establishes a police department and commissions one or more employees as police officers under this section, the university, in cooperation with the chief of the police department, shall establish a process by which the university will receive and respond to complaints involving the policies of the police department and the conduct of the police officers.

(4) The university may:

(a) Enter into an agreement with a municipal corporation or any department, agency or political subdivision of this state for the provision of mutual aid by their respective police officers; and

(b) Adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this section. [2013 c.180 §1]

Note: 353.125 (Creation of police department and commission of police officers) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 353 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 353—Oregon Health and Science University, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors353.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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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