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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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0310.70 Dissemination of Information



  • DIR 614.50  Release of Information
  • DIR 1226.00  Computer Technology


POLICY (310.70)

Members shall treat the official business of the Bureau as confidential. Information regarding official business shall be disseminated only to those for whom it is intended, in accordance with established procedures. Members may remove or copy official records or reports from a police installation only in accordance with established procedures. Information obtained from the Portland Police Data System (PPDS), Reports Viewer (R-View), Law enforcement Data System (LEDS), National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or similar systems are not for public disclosure, nor should they be accessed for personal reasons. Questions concerning the legality and appropriateness of document/record dispersal should be referred to the Records Division manager and/or City Attorney liaison. 

Members, in their official capacities, shall not betray the trust of any person who confides pertinent and confidential information to them. They shall not reveal information as to an informant’s identity or the information that was provided, unless otherwise directed by their RU manager, by a court of law or by state law.

Members shall not provide information directly or indirectly that may enable any person to avoid arrest, punishment, or to conceal or dispose of goods, money, or other valuable things stolen or otherwise unlawfully obtained.