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The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

0850.10 Custody, Civil Holds

Police Directive Pending Enactment
Effective Date
Description of Change

The revised Directive aims to provide guidance for officers on their legal authority to place intoxicated individuals on civil holds while simultaneously dealing with the reality that no replacement for the closed Hooper Sobering Center exists. It also introduces a new form for officers to use when placing people on holds to enhance communication with other first responders and clinical staff.

Code, Charter, Policy Effected