OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY

ORS 353.125
Creation of police department and commission of police officers

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(1)

The Oregon Health and Science University Board of Directors, or Oregon Health and Science University officials acting under the authority of the board, may establish a police department and commission one or more employees as police officers. A police department established under this section has all of the authority and immunity of a municipal police department of this state.

(2)

Police officers commissioned under this section:

(a)

May enforce criminal laws and any administrative rules and policies adopted by the university; and

(b)

Have all the authority and immunity of a peace officer or police officer of this state.

(3)

When the university establishes a police department and commissions one or more employees as police officers under this section, the university, in cooperation with the chief of the police department, shall establish a process by which the university will receive and respond to complaints involving the policies of the police department and the conduct of the police officers.

(4)

The university may:

(a)

Enter into an agreement with a municipal corporation or any department, agency or political subdivision of this state for the provision of mutual aid by their respective police officers; and

(b)

Adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this section. [2013 c.180 §1]
Note: 353.125 (Creation of police department and commission of police officers) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 353 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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Jun. 26, 2021