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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

317.40, Authorized Use of Bureau Equipment


317.40, Authorized Use of Bureau Equipment 


  • Members shall use Bureau equipment and property only for its intended purpose, in accordance with procedures, and shall not negligently or purposely abuse, damage, destroy or lose Bureau equipment. Bureau equipment issued to members shall be maintained in proper order. 


  • Members shall not use, remove or borrow property from the Bureau for other than official police business. Numbered equipment and furnishings will not be transferred between units without the express knowledge and permission of the affected RU managers. The unit transferring the property will complete a receipt showing the kind of property, City property number and the unit and person receiving the property. A copy of this receipt will be forwarded to the division responsible for maintaining Bureau inventory records.


  • Members will operate Bureau vehicles in a manner that will, with regard to weather, equipment and tactical considerations, result in safe and lawful operation. Members who have accidents attributable to their negligent operation of Bureau vehicles may be subject to discipline. Negligent operation is defined as the failure to use such care as a reasonable prudent and careful person would use under similar circumstances, the doing of some act which a person of ordinary prudence would not have done under similar circumstances, or failing to do what a reasonably prudent person would have done under similar circumstances.