2015 ORS 810.400¹
Uniform or badge required

Any police officer attempting to enforce the traffic laws of this state shall be in uniform or shall conspicuously display an official identification card showing the officer’s lawful authority. [1983 c.338 §399]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

Attire of arresting of­fi­cer is not ele­ment of crime of driving under influence of intoxicants and fact that arresting of­fi­cer was not in uniform was not ground for reversal of con­vic­­tion. State v. Gerttula, 41 Or App 675, 598 P2d 1257 (1979)

Where off-duty state trooper stopped and ques­tioned driver who was driving erratically, his failure to identify himself as police of­fi­cer did not invalidate stop or sub­se­quent arrest where he was acting in capacity of citizen. State v. Chaput, 43 Or App 831, 604 P2d 435 (1979)

In General

Viola­tion of this sec­tion does not itself invalidate stop. State v. Mesa, 110 Or App 261, 822 P2d 143 (1991), Sup Ct review denied

Failure of police of­fi­cer to properly identify self does not require suppressing evidence of stop. State v. Oakes, 193 Or App 341, 89 P3d 1274 (2004)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 810—Road Authorities; Courts; Police; Other Enforcement Officials, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors810.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 810, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano810.­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.