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ORS 181A.485
Psychological screening of law enforcement officers

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As used in this section:


“Law enforcement agency” means a public body, as defined in ORS 174.109 (“Public body” defined), that employs law enforcement officers to enforce criminal laws.


“Law enforcement officer” means a police officer, reserve officer or certified reserve officer, as those terms are defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A).


A law enforcement agency may not employ a person as a law enforcement officer unless the person has completed a psychological screening to determine the person’s fitness to serve as a law enforcement officer.


The psychological screening required by subsection (2) of this section must be conducted by a licensed mental health professional who meets the qualifications and training requirements established by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training by rule.


The board shall establish by rule:


The qualifications and training necessary for a licensed mental health professional to conduct a psychological screening under this section; and


Standards and procedures for conducting a psychological screening under this section. [2019 c.78 §1]
Note: 181A.485 (Psychological screening of law enforcement officers) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 181A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.


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May 30, 2023