2015 ORS 801.395¹
"Police officer"

"Police officer" includes a member of the Oregon State Police, a sheriff, a deputy sheriff, a city police officer, an authorized tribal police officer as defined in ORS 181A.680 (Definitions for ORS 181A.680 to 181A.692), a police officer commissioned by a university under ORS 352.121 (University police departments and officers) or 353.125 (Creation of police department and commission of police officers), a Port of Portland peace officer, a reserve officer as defined in ORS 133.005 (Definitions for ORS 133.005 to 133.400 and 133.410 to 133.450) or a law enforcement officer employed by a service district established under ORS 451.410 (Definitions for ORS 451.410 to 451.610) to 451.610 (Advisory committee for emergency communications system) for the purpose of law enforcement services. [1983 c.338 §71; 2007 c.558 §1; 2009 c.299 §4; 2011 c.506 §47; 2011 c.641 §3; 2011 c.644 §§32,55; 2013 c.180 §§52,53; 2015 c.174 §23]

Notes of Decisions

Term "police of­fi­cer" embraces professional law en­force­­ment of­fi­cer entrusted by govern­ment with maintenance of public peace and order, en­force­­ment of laws and preven­tion and detec­tion of crime. State v. Kurtz, 350 Or 65, 249 P3d 1271 (2011)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 801—General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors801.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 801, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano801.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.