State Police

ORS 181A.775
Definitions for ORS 181A

As used in ORS 181A.775 (Definitions for ORS 181A) to 181A.805 (Grants):


“Employ,” when used in the context of the relationship between a law enforcement agency and a police officer, includes the assignment of law enforcement duties on a volunteer basis to a reserve officer.


“Law enforcement agency” means the Department of State Police, the Department of Justice, a district attorney, a political subdivision of the State of Oregon, a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon, a tribal government and a university, that maintains a law enforcement unit as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A) (12)(a)(A).


“Police officer” means a person who is:


A police officer or reserve officer as defined in ORS 181A.355 (Definitions for ORS 181A); and


Employed by a law enforcement agency to enforce the criminal laws of this state.


“Tribal government” means a tribal government as defined in ORS 181A.940 (Definitions for ORS 181A):


With land that is contiguous to the county in which the deadly physical force planning authority is created; and


That has adopted the provision of tribal law described in ORS 181A.942 (Eligibility to act as authorized tribal police officer) (1)(d)(C)(i). [Formerly 181.781; 2021 c.408 §2]


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May 30, 2023