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0313.70 General Conduct - Associations

Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureaus Pursuant to Rule Making Authority (ARB)
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POLICY (313.70)

Efficiency of operations, promotion of public safety, community policing goals and the Bureau’s ability to foster positive relationships with communities requires certain limitations on associations by individual members. Therefore, members shall avoid regular or continuous association or transactions with persons or groups who they know, or could be reasonably expected to know:

a. Are currently the subject of a felony investigation.

b. Are under criminal indictment.

c. Were convicted of an offense considered to be a felony crime under Oregon law within the last five years.

d. Are actively involved in an organized effort advocating criminal behavior against any individual, group or organization on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or mental or physical disability.

e. Involved in the illegal use, manufacture or sale of controlled substances.

Members who necessarily maintain regular or continuous association or transaction with individuals in the above listed categories in the performance of official duties or due to unavoidable family or social relationships are exempt from this prohibition with the approval of a supervisor providing the contact is not a threat to the security of Bureau records or investigations. A member who believes a supervisor unnecessarily denied approval may appeal the supervisor’s decision to the Chief of Police.

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