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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

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

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0316.10 Drug / Controlled Substance Use



  • DIR 240.00  Employee Assistance Office
  • DIR 315.00  Laws, Rules and Orders
  • DIR 316.30  Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • DIR 335.00  Performance Review and Use of Force Review Boards
  • DIR 341.00  Disciplinary Process
  • DIR 660.10  Property and Evidence Procedures 

POLICY (316.10)

The unlawful possession, usage, or condoning the usage of any nonprescription controlled substance, whether on or off-duty, is prohibited. While off-duty, members shall not be present where illegal substances are used or displayed. The excessive usage of lawfully prescribed narcotics, dangerous drugs or other controlled substances on or off duty is prohibited. Members using prescribed controlled substances or controlled substances prescribed by a licensed physician shall notify a supervisor prior to reporting for duty if it will interfere with the safe and effective performance of duties or operation of City equipment or vehicles. If an employee is using a prescription or non-prescription medication which may interfere with the safe and effective performance of duties or operation of City equipment or vehicles, the member shall consult with their treating physician or pharmacist to determine if the medication will, in fact, have such an effect.

A member’s immediate supervisor shall be made aware of any undercover operation where a member may become exposed to the use of controlled substances. Through subordinate briefings, the supervisor will assist the member in avoiding these situations. Any operation that raises a question as to the ability of a member to avoid a situation of this nature, will be discussed with the relief commander and referred to the RU manager prior to the mission’s undertaking.

Members shall not store or bring into any police facility or vehicle any controlled substances, except controlled substances which are held as evidence, prisoner’s property (properly receipted) or are prescribed to the member for his/her personal use.