State Police

ORS 181A.220
Confidentiality of some records


Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 192.311 (Definitions for ORS 192) to 192.478 (Exemption for Judicial Department) relating to public records the fingerprints, photographs, records and reports compiled under ORS 137.225 (Order setting aside conviction or record of criminal charge), 181A.010 (Definitions for ORS 181A), 181A.160 (Fingerprints, identifying data, disposition report required upon arrest), 181A.175 (Transmittal of disposition report), 181A.230 (Establishment of procedures for access to criminal record information), 805.060 (Law enforcement undercover vehicles) and this section are confidential and exempt from public inspection except:


As ordered by a court;


As provided in rules adopted by the Department of State Police under ORS chapter 183 to govern access to and use of computerized criminal offender information including access by an individual for review or challenge of the individual’s own records;


As provided in ORS 181A.230 (Establishment of procedures for access to criminal record information) and 181A.245 (Procedure when information requested by other than criminal justice agency);


As provided in ORS 181A.180 (Copy of certain disposition reports to Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and Department of Education); or


As provided in ORS 418.747 (County teams for investigation) (5).


The records of the department of crime reports to the department and of arrests made by the department, however, shall not be confidential and shall be available in the same manner as the records of arrest and reports of crimes of other law enforcement agencies under ORS 192.345 (Public records conditionally exempt from disclosure) (3). [Formerly 181.548]


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