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0631.60 Premises Entry

631.60, Premises Entry  

Refer:

  • ORS 133.033  Peace Officer; Community Caretaking Functions
  • ORS 133.140  Conent and Form of Warrant
  • ORS 133.235  Arrest by a Peace Officer; Procedure
  • ORS 133.535  Permissible Objects of Search and Seizure
  • ORS 133.575  Execution of Warrant
  • DIR 720.00  SERT and HNT Use

 

Procedure:

1.  Search Warrants:  

1.1.  Sworn members may use force to break into a premise to execute a search warrant if, after notice of his/her authority and purpose, he/she are refused admittance.

 

2.  Arrest Warrants:  

2.1.  Sworn members may use force to break into a premise to execute an arrest war­rant only when all of the following conditions exist:

2.1.1.  The member has reason to believe that the premise is the residence of the subject sought in the warrant and;

2.1.2.  The member has probable cause (PC) to believe the person sought by the warrant is currently within the premise and;

2.1.3.  If, after notice of his/her authority and purpose, he/she are refused admit­tance.

 

3.  Emergency Entries:  

3.1.  Under ORS 133.033, any sworn member may make an emergency entry of any premise, without the consent of the person in possession or entitled to possession thereof, if they have reasonable basis for believing the entry into the premise is required to:

3.1.1.  Prevent serious harm to any person or property.

3.1.2.  Render aid to injured or ill persons.

3.1.3.  Locate missing persons.

3.1.4.  Assist persons who are mentally incompetent/unable to care for themselves, are unaccompanied by a competent party, and may be in a situation where their welfare is at risk.

 

4.  Member Responsibilities:  

4.1.  Prior to making an emergency entry to a premise, absent exigent circum­stances, members will notify a supervisor of the circumstances justifying the need for an emergency entry.

4.2.  Members making an emergency entrance into a premise must write the appropriate report(s) explaining the justification for his/her actions.