State Police

ORS 181A.688
Findings regarding racism

The Legislative Assembly finds that:


Racism has no place in public safety.


Law enforcement officers hold a unique position in our community and must demonstrate principles of equity, transparency, honesty and trust with all members of society.


Membership or participation in hate groups, racial supremacist organizations or militant groups erodes public trust in law enforcement officers and community safety.


Participation in racist organizations and displays of symbols of racism or racial supremacy are at odds with the position of trust and authority law enforcement officers occupy in our community. [2021 c.299 §2]


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May 30, 2023