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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

344.05, Bias-Based Policing


344.05, Bias-Based Policing 


  • ORS 810.410 Arrest and Citation 
  • DIR 344.00 Prohibited Discrimination



  • Members are prohibited from taking any police-initiated action that relies on the race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than the behavior of an individual or information that leads the police to a particular individual who has been identified as being, or having been, engaged in criminal activity.


  • It is the responsibility of members of all ranks and positions to ensure that policing activities are accomplished without the involvement of racial bias. 


  • Supervisors will ensure that all complaints relating to racial profiling are dealt with in a timely and complete manner as prescribed by Bureau internal investigation policy and procedures.