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

1070.00 Firearms Confiscation and Acquisition



  • City Code 14C.30.040  Seizure and Disposition of Weapons
  • DIR 1060.00 Weapons Disposition and Disposal


PROCEDURE (1070.00)

The Training Division (Training) manager will prepare for the Chief of Police’s approval a written request for the transfer of specific confiscated weapons. All firearms transferred to the Bureau’s control under City Code 14C.30.040 will be taken to the Bureau’s Armory and will be inventoried and inspected annually. Weapons of historical value may be transferred in accordance with DIR 1060.00. The Training manager is responsible for the reception, storage, issuance and accountability of firearms owned by the Bureau. It will be the responsibility of the Training manager to maintain the position of Armorer. The Armorer will:

a.  Keep a current inventory of all Bureau weapons to include the manufacture, caliber, description, serial number and the responsible person or office.

b.  Periodically examine confiscated weapons to ensure they meet operational requirements.

c.  Issue requested weapons to each division or member by means of a hand receipt.

The Training manager will review annually the number and type of weapons in the Bureau inventory and, as necessary, dispose of unneeded weapons. When a weapon is no longer of use to a division, it will be returned to Training, who will either re-issue it or deliver it to the Property Evidence Division (PED) for destruction.