Written policies relating to missing vulnerable adults required
(1)For purposes of this section, a missing vulnerable adult includes, but is not limited to, a missing adult who has:
(a)An impaired mental condition, such as dementia;
(b)An intellectual or developmental disability; or
(c)A brain injury.
(2)The Department of State Police and each sheriff’s office and municipal police department shall adopt written policies relating to missing vulnerable adults that conform to the requirements of this section.
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(a)Written policies adopted pursuant to this section shall specify the procedures for investigating reports of missing vulnerable adults in order to ensure that such cases are investigated as soon as possible, utilizing all available resources.
(b)In adopting written policies under this section, Oregon law enforcement agencies may consider standards set by the Oregon Accreditation Alliance and adopt policies consistent with Oregon Accreditation Alliance standards.
(4)Policies adopted under this section may include the following:
(a)Requirements for accepting reports of missing vulnerable adults;
(b)Procedures for alerting local media and using other information outlets to disseminate information when a vulnerable adult is reported missing;
(c)Procedures for coordinating with other agencies and organizations in order to locate a missing vulnerable adult quickly; and
(d)Standards and minimum requirements for training law enforcement personnel to interact appropriately and effectively with individuals with cognitive impairment, including, but not limited to, dementia, intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injuries. [2014 c.24 §2]
Section 181A.320 — Written policies relating to missing vulnerable adults required,