OAR 291-011-0020
Handling Disturbances/Officer-in-Charge


Any and all disturbances which involve inmates in disciplinary segregation will be reported immediately to the officer-in-charge who will take any necessary, immediate emergency action. When any disturbance occurs that requires an unusual incident report, the officer-in-charge will immediately notify the appropriate administrative staff. The unusual incident report will be completed as required by the Department of Corrections policy on Unusual Incident Reporting Process (40.1.6).


The officer-in-charge or designee will make the decisions, organize, assign, direct, control and observe, but will not become physically involved in situations where an inmate must be subdued and placed in or removed from a cell, nor in other disturbance situations which require time to organize necessary control action and assemble personnel.


The use of physical force, chemical agents, and/or physical restraints must be in accordance with the Department of Corrections rule on Use of Force (OAR 291-013).

Source: Rule 291-011-0020 — Handling Disturbances/Officer-in-Charge, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=291-011-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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