Preliminary Provisions

ORS 131.930

As used in ORS 131.930 (Definitions) to 131.945 (Training for law enforcement agencies):


“Gender identity” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.100 (Definitions).


“Law enforcement agency” means an agency employing law enforcement officers to enforce criminal laws.


“Law enforcement officer” means a member of the Oregon State Police, a sheriff or a municipal police officer.


“Officer-initiated pedestrian stop” means a detention of a pedestrian by a law enforcement officer that is not associated with a call for service. The term does not apply to detentions for routine searches performed at the point of entry to or exit from a controlled area.


“Officer-initiated traffic stop” means a detention of a driver of a motor vehicle by a law enforcement officer, not associated with a call for service, for the purpose of investigating a suspected violation of the Oregon Vehicle Code.


“Profiling” means the targeting of an individual by a law enforcement agency or a law enforcement officer, on suspicion of the individual’s having violated a provision of law, based solely on the individual’s real or perceived age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, homelessness or disability, unless the agency or officer is acting on a suspect description or information related to an identified or suspected violation of a provision of law.


“Sexual orientation” has the meaning given that term in ORS 174.100 (Definitions). [2017 c.706 §1; 2019 c.305 §1; 2021 c.367 §9]


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May 30, 2023