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Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

310.40, Courtesy

 

310.40, Courtesy 

Policy: 

  • Members shall, on all occasions in the performance of their duties or after identifying themselves as a Bureau member, be respectful, courteous and considerate toward their supervisors, their subordinates, all other members and the public. 

 

  • No member shall use profanity in the performance of his/her duties. It may be necessary to quote another person in reports or in testimony. Members may be required to use profanity to establish control in the exceptional circumstances where its use may help avoid the deployment of physical or deadly force. These circumstances are very limited and shall be documented in an appropriate report. 

 

  • No member shall use epithets or terms that tend to denigrate any particular gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, ethnic or religious group, except when necessary to quote another person in reports or in testimony.

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