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The City of Portland, Oregon

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

Metadata for Use of Force Dashboard

Field Name Description
Record ID Randomly generated number for calculation purposes
Year Year of force event
Month Month of force event
DOW Day of week of force event
Hour (6Hr) Hour period of occurrence of force event
Category of Force Event - Measured at Event Level Level of supervisor review based on force type and event circumstances, as defined by Portland Police Bureau's (PPB) Directive 1010.00 regarding use of force
Was this event audited? Indicates whether specific event was audited by Force Audit Team - 20% of force cases are randomly selected for audit; 100% of Conducted Energy Weapon and Serious Use of Force cases are audited.
Initial Call Type Bureau of Emergency Communications (BOEC) assigned call type
Initial Call Category Bureau of Emergency Communications assigned call category
Type of Call Whether call was initiated by officer or dispatched by BOEC
Disposition/Custody Outcome of interaction and highest level of charge, where applicable
When force was used, was more than one officer on scene? Indicates whether more than one officer was on scene at the time of force
Officer Randomly generated number in order to create calculations
Officer Tenure Officer's years of service at the time of force event
Officer Precinct Officer's assigned precinct or unit at the time of force event
Did the officer indicate that they had previously interacted with the subject? Whether the officer indicated in their report that they had prior knowledge of the subject at the time of force 
Subject Randomly generated number for calculation purposes
SubjectInstance Unique identifier combining randomly generated subject number and randomly generated record number for purposes of calculations 
Subject Age Subject's age in years at the time of the force event
Subject - Race Race of subject
Subject - Sex Sex of subject
Subject - Transient Subjects identified as houseless based on force reports, RegJIN MNI, RegJIN Narratives, and associated reports
Subject Resistance - 1 Level of subject resistance during the application of force (note: numbers do not indicate order of force events, but rather are used to indicate which resistance and force distance value coincides with the force type)
Force Applied - 1 Type of force applied (note: numbers do not indicate order of force events, but rather are used to indicate which resistance and force distance value coincides with the force type)
Application of Force Distance - 1 Distance between officer and subject at the time of application of force (note: numbers do not indicate order of force events, but rather are used to indicate which resistance and force distance value coincides with the force type)
Subject Resistance - 2 Level of subject resistance during application of force with "2" label
Force Applied - 2 Force type applied for "2" labeled instance
Application of Force Distance - 2 Distance between officer and subject at the time of application of force labeled "2"
Subject Resistance - 3 Level of subject resistance during application of force with "3" label
Force Applied - 3 Force type applied for "3" labeled instance
Application of Force Distance - 3 Distance between officer and subject at the time of application of force labeled "3"
Subject Resistance - 4 Level of subject resistance during application of force with "4" label
Force Applied - 4 Force type applied for "4" labeled instance
Application of Force Distance - 4 Distance between officer and subject at the time of application of force labeled "4"
Subject Resistance - 5 Level of subject resistance during application of force with "5" label
Force Applied - 5 Force type applied for "5" labeled instance
Application of Force Distance - 5 Distance between officer and subject at the time of application of force labeled "5"
Subject Resistance - 6 Level of subject resistance during application of force with "6" label
Force Applied - 6 Force type applied for "6" labeled instance
Application of Force Distance - 6 Distance between officer and subject at the time of application of force labeled "6"
Subject Resistance - 7 Level of subject resistance during application of force with "7" label
Force Applied - 7 Force type applied for "7" labeled instance
Application of Force Distance - 7 Distance between officer and subject at the time of application of force labeled "7"
Subject Resistance - 8 Level of subject resistance during application of force with "8" label
Force Applied - 8 Force type applied for "8" labeled instance
Application of Force Distance - 8 Distance between officer and subject at the time of application of force labeled "8"
Reason for Medical - Force Related Injuries Medical called for injuries sustained from force applied
Reason for Medical  - Self Inflicted Injuries Medical was called for self-inflicted injuries by subject
Reason for Medical - Drug/Alcohol Medical was called for drug/alcohol related issues
Reason for Medical - Mental Health Issues Medical was called for mental health issues 
Reason for Medical - Preexisting Injuries Medical was called for injuries the subject sustained prior to the force event
Reason for Medical - Other Medical Issues Medical was called for other reasons than those listed
Reason for Medical - Unknown Medical was called for unknown reasons
Medical Not Needed Medical response was not needed for the event
No weapon (unarmed) Subject was unarmed during force event
Firearm Subject was armed with a firearm during the force event
Firearm - Replica Subject was armed with a replica firearm during the force event
Firearm - Implied Subject implied being armed with a firearm during the force event
Knife / Edged Weapon / Stabbing Instrument Subject was armed with a knife, edged weapon or stabbing instrument during the force event
Blunt Object Subject was armed with a blunt object during the force event
Needle / Spit / Bodily Fluids Subject was armed with and/or used a needle, spit or other bodily fluids as a weapon during the force event
Weapon Present or reported but not used or threatened use A weapon was present or reported to be present during the force event, but the subject did not utilize or threaten officers with mentioned reported weapon
Other Weapon Subject was armed with another type of weapon not already listed during the force event 
Under the Influence of Drugs - Prior to Force, Perceived Condition Prior to force being used, officer perceived the subject as being under the influence of drugs
Under the Influence of Alcohol - Prior to Force, Perceived Condition Prior to force being used, officer perceived the subject as being under the influence of alcohol
Mental Health Crisis - Prior to Force, Perceived Lack of Compliance Prior to force being used, the subject was perceived by the officer to be undergoing a mental health crisis