- Directive 0025.00, Procedural Justice
- Directive 0310.00, Professional Conduct and Courtesy
- Directive 0315.30, Satisfactory Performance
- Directive 0635.10, Portland Police Bureau Response to Demonstrations and Public Order Events
- Directive 0900.00, General Reporting Guidelines
- Directive 1010.10, Deadly Force and In-Custody Death Reporting and Investigation Procedures
1. The Portland Police Bureau is committed to community policing and positive, transparent community interactions. Members shall demonstrate professionalism and respect by identifying themselves in the course of their work as outlined in this Directive.
1. Receipt of Identification:
1.1. Members shall receive official Bureau-issued identification (e.g. badges, nametags, identification cards, business cards, etc.) to be used for official business (e.g. community relations, operations, investigations, report writing, etc.). Members shall ensure they have official Bureau-issued identification and an adequate supply of Bureau-issued business cards at all times while on duty.
2. Display of Identification:
2.1. Members in uniform shall visibly display their Bureau-issued badge and nametag on their outermost garment and carry their Bureau-issued I.D. while on duty.
2.2. Professional staff and non-uniformed sworn members shall carry Bureau-issued identification at all times while on duty.
3. Providing Identification:
3.1. If practical, safe, and tactically feasible, members shall identify themselves by name and offer their Bureau-issued business card (containing their Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) number) when responding to a call for service, engaging in self-initiated activity, making a traffic or pedestrian stop, or upon request of a member of the public.
3.1.1. This requirement does not apply to members participating in undercover law enforcement operations.
4. Identification Investigations Pursuant to State Law, Excluding Officers Participating in Undercover Law Enforcement Operations.
4.1. If a member of the public provides a full badge number to the Bureau, the Bureau shall provide the requester with the name of the officer within 14 days after receiving the request.
4.2. If a member of the public requests that the Bureau identify an officer and provides: 1) a partial name of the officer; 2) the full or partial badge number or other identifying number of the officer; 3) a photograph of the officer; 4) a full or partial license plate or other identifying number of a police vehicle; 5) a physical description of the officer; or 6) the location, date, and time at which the officer was present during the event, the Bureau shall:
4.2.1. Within seven days of receiving the request, confirm to the requester the receipt of the request; and
4.2.2. Within 14 days of receiving the request, provide the requester with the name of the officer and their DPSST number or an explanation of why the Bureau could not perform the identification, which may include reasons set forth in Directive 1010.10, Deadly Force and In-Custody Death Reporting and Investigation Procedures.
5. Supervisor Responsibilities:
5.1. Supervisors shall ensure members have official Bureau-issued identification during inspections.
5.2. Supervisors shall ensure members display and use identification as required by this Directive, and ensure that identification is not misused (e.g. identification is not used for personal gain, identification is not used for coercion or retaliation, identification is not lent to others, identification is not used to authorize external communications, etc.).
6. Crowd Management.
6.1. For additional guidance on identification requirements during crowd management, refer to Directive 0635.10, Portland Police Bureau Response to Demonstrations and Public Order Events.
Next Review: 12/15/2024