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Police Bureau

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Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

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

0880.30 Security Deposit, Setting (Bail)


PROCEDURE (880.30)

Warrant Arrests

On warrant arrests, security deposits will be set as stated on the face of the warrant.

Warrantless Arrests (880.30)

On warrantless arrests, members will indicate the security deposit amount on their reports and/or citations in the amount specified by the Circuit Court security deposit schedule in effect at the time of the arrest.

Extraordinary Security Deposit Setting (880.30)

Under no circumstances will a member set security deposit amounts greater than those specified on the court bail schedule, or on a warrant, unless he/she first receives specific approval from a judge of the Circuit Court. A listing of judges who may be contacted is available in both the DVD and Detective Divisions.

If a member has reason to believe that the security deposit listed on the court schedule is not sufficient, he/she may contact a judge to request an increase for security deposit needed in a particular case.

The purpose of a request for an extraordinary security deposit setting is to ensure that the suspect will appear at future court proceedings. The increased security deposit request must be based upon the member’s knowledge of the suspect’s financial status when arrested, as well as related implications (i.e., the possession of large sums of money and/or large quantities of controlled substances imply easy access to large amounts of cash and/or influential associates). The suspect’s past court appearance history may also be taken into account.

Reporting (880.30)

When extraordinary security deposit settings are granted, members will write Extraordinary Bail on the top of the custody report. The narrative will contain the name of the granting judge.