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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

0220.11 Confidential Information


POLICY (220.11)

Police radio channels will not be used to relay any personal messages or information regarding police members or their information sources. Police radio channels may be used to direct an on-duty member to call his office or a designated interagency extension to receive the message. Personal messages are communications from any source to any member relating to matters other than calls for police service.

Off-duty members will not be contacted with routine messages. However, the caller’s name, phone number and message, if any, will be taken and left for the member’s return to duty. In emergency situations the on-duty police supervisor will be responsible for seeing that, if possible, the message is relayed to the member as soon as possible.

Personal information about members and/or informants will only be released to authorized persons on a need-to-know basis. Then, only if such person has been properly identified to the satisfaction of the immediate on-duty supervisor.