ORS 423.560¹
Local public safety coordinating council
  • duties

(1) The board of county commissioners of a county shall convene a local public safety coordinating council. The council shall include, but need not be limited to:

(a) A police chief selected by the police chiefs in the county;

(b) The sheriff of the county or, if two or more counties have joined together to provide community corrections services, a sheriff selected by the sheriffs in the counties;

(c) The district attorney of the county or, if two or more counties have joined together to provide community corrections services, a district attorney selected by the district attorneys of the counties;

(d) A state court judge, and a public defender or defense attorney, both appointed by the presiding judge of the judicial district in which the county is located;

(e) A director of community corrections, a county commissioner, a juvenile department director, a health director, a mental health director, a representative of community-based nonprofit organizations that provide services to victims of crime and at least one lay citizen, all appointed by the county commissioners;

(f) A city councilor or mayor and a city manager or other city representative, both selected by the cities in the county;

(g) A representative of the Oregon State Police, who is a nonvoting member of the council, selected by the Superintendent of State Police; and

(h) A representative of the Oregon Youth Authority, who is a nonvoting member of the council, selected by the Director of the Oregon Youth Authority.

(2) The boards of county commissioners of two or more counties may jointly convene a single, regional local public safety coordinating council by means of an intergovernmental agreement. Local officials may combine the council with existing local criminal justice advisory councils established under ORS 1.851 (Local criminal justice advisory councils).

(3) The local public safety coordinating council shall, at a minimum:

(a) Develop and recommend to the county board of commissioners a plan for use of:

(A) State resources to serve the local offender population; and

(B) State and local resources to serve the needs of that part of the local offender population who are at least 15 years of age and less than 18 years of age, which plan must provide for coordination of community-wide services involving prevention, treatment, education, employment resources and intervention strategies; and

(b) Coordinate local criminal justice policy among affected criminal justice entities.

(4) Nonvoting members of a local public safety coordinating council may not be counted in determining whether a quorum exists.

(5) If a quorum is present at any meeting of the council, action may be taken by an affirmative vote of a majority of the quorum.

(6) The appointing authorities described in subsection (1) of this section shall fill a vacancy over which they have appointment authority within three months of a vacancy or as soon as possible. [1977 c.412 §12; 1995 c.423 §11; 1997 c.249 §136; 1997 c.698 §1; 2003 c.162 §1; 2007 c.682 §2; 2009 c.286 §1; 2017 c.225 §1]

Notes of Decisions

State is not subject to pro­vi­sions of Public Employees Collective Bargaining Act where making mandatory transfer of state correc­tions employees to county employ­ment. Federa­tion of Oregon Parole and Proba­tion Officers v. Dept. of Correc­tions, 322 Or 215, 905 P2d 838 (1995)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Funding and financing of Community Correc­tions Act, (1981) Vol 41, p 387

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 423—Corrections and Crime Control Administration and Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors423.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 423, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano423.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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