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0338.00 Corrective Action Guide

Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureaus Pursuant to Rule Making Authority (ARB)
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0338.00, Corrective Action Guide

•    DIR 0305.00, Active Bystandership, Intervention, and Anti-Retaliation 
•    DIR 0335.00, Corrective Action Process

•    Aggravating Factor:  A circumstance, fact, or influence that may increase the level of corrective action recommended.

•    Corrective Action Guide: A document used to provide direction to Responsibility Unit Managers, the Police Review Board, the Chief of Police, and the Commissioner in Charge, for determining appropriate discipline.

•    Mitigating Factor:  A circumstance, fact, or influence that may reduce the level of corrective action recommended.

1.    Imposing discipline for sustained allegations of misconduct is necessary to hold members accountable for their conduct and performance.  Corrective action shall be reasonably predictable and consistent.  The appropriate corrective action shall be based on the nature of the allegation, with both mitigating and aggravating factors considered in light of a member’s corrective action history.  The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) requires members involved in recommending corrective action to use the Corrective Action Guide when making a determination.

1.    Bureau members involved in the corrective action process shall refer to and apply the Corrective Action Guide in making their recommendations regarding corrective action.  

1.1.    During a PRB, voting members shall follow the corrective action guide and, if corrective action is imposed, it shall be at a level that is within the Corrective Action Guide’s parameters.  The Facilitator shall document each PRB member’s reasoning in the memorandum to the Chief.

1.2.    In all cases, the Chief’s and Police Commissioner’s final corrective action shall be within the range provided by the Corrective Action Guide.  

2.    Professional Standards Division (PSD)/Internal Affairs (IA) shall include a copy of the Corrective Action Guide when providing case materials for review and findings.

3.    PSD shall post the Corrective Action Guide online; however, the Police Review Board Coordinator shall provide a written copy when requested.

Effective:          6/21/2024
Next Review:    6/21/2026

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