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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

310.50, Truthfulness


310.50, Truthfulness 


  • The integrity of police service is based on truthfulness. No member shall knowingly or willfully depart from the truth in giving testimony, or in rendering a report, or in giving any statement about any action taken that relates to his/her own or any other member’s employment or position. Members will not make any false statements to justify a criminal or traffic charge, or seek to unlawfully influence the outcome of any investigation. 


  • These requirements apply to any report concerning Bureau business, including, but not limited to, written reports, transmissions to the Bureau of Emergency Communications and members via radio, telephone, pager, e-mail or mobile data computer (MDC). 


  • Members are obligated under this directive to respond fully and truthfully to questions about any action taken that relates to the member’s employment or position regardless of whether such information is requested during a formal investigation or during the daily course of business.