OAR 291-013-0185
General Provisions

(1) An employee performing duties in the community will not participate in any planned use of force situations.
(2) An employee performing duties in the community will immediately contact the local law enforcement agency for a crime in progress or anticipated use of force to allow the law enforcement agency to resolve the situation.
(3) The local law enforcement agency will be the primary agency expected to resolve incidents in the community involving the use of force.
(4) An employee’s decision to remain at the scene of a potentially dangerous situation in the community, or to become involved with cooperative efforts with the law enforcement agency will be based on safety and tactical judgments that exclude whether the employee is carrying a firearm.
(5) An employee shall always use the minimum force that is reasonably necessary to protect the employee or another person from bodily harm or restrain or subdue a resistant adult in custody, or prevent the escape of an adult in custody.
(6) Escalation to a higher level of force is permitted only when such a higher level of force is warranted by the actions, apparent intentions, and apparent capabilities of the adult in custody, suspect, or assailant.
(7) The use of force must be objectively reasonable under all the circumstances known to the employees at the time. The use of force may range from verbal commands to the use of lethal force. If the force other than lethal force reasonably appears to be sufficient to achieve the correctional objective, lethal force shall not be used.
(8) Lethal and non-lethal devices shall be concealed from the general public when and where appropriate. A device should not be inspected or handled in view of the public unless for an operational purpose.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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