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News Release
Commission on Statewide Law Enforcement Standards of Conduct and Discipline Position Vacancies - 12/02/21

Hello,

 

The Commission on Statewide Law Enforcement Standards of Conduct and Discipline has vacancies for two representatives from historically marginalized groups or community-based organizations that represent communities impacted by policing.

 

Link for application interest form -  Commission Application Form

 

Please forward this email and application to members of your organization or other individuals you would recommend.

 

The applications are due by December 10, 2021.

 

Applications and questions may be sent to Michael Slauson at michael.slauson@state.or.us.

 

Here is some additional information about this Commission.

 

This Commission was created by House Bill 2930, during the 2021 Regular Legislative Session.

The Commission was formed to establish uniform standards of conduct for law enforcement officers and disciplinary standards and procedures to follow to make determinations and impose disciplinary action in response to misconduct by a law enforcement officer.

The uniform standards must address standards of conduct and discipline regarding:

  • Unjustified or excessive use of physical or deadly force;
  • Sexual harassment;
  • Sexual assault;
  • Assault;
  • Conduct that is motivated by or based on a real or perceived factor of an individual’s race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or homelessness;
  • Moral character; and
  • The use of drugs or alcohol while on duty. 

 

There are 15 members on the Commission.

  • The Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), Co-Chair
  • The Attorney General’s Designee from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Co-Chair
  • A State Senator appointed by the President of the Senate – nonvoting member, acting in an advisory capacity only
  • A State Representative appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives – nonvoting member, acting in an advisory capacity only
  • Two members who are chief law enforcement officers
  • Two members who represent labor organizations who represent law enforcement officers 
  • Two members who represent historically marginalized groups or community-based organizations that represent communities impacted by policing
  • One member who represents a federally recognized Indian tribe or association of tribes within this state 
  • Two members who are representatives of local government to represent the interests of cities and counties 
  • One member who represents public defender organizations established under ORS chapter 151 or the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • One member who represents the interests of prosecutors in this state

 

Members serve a two year term and meetings will begin in January 2022. A member of the commission is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495.

 

House Bill 2930 has a deadline for adopting the standards as Oregon Administrative Rules. The commission will schedule frequent meetings to comply with the October 1, 2022, deadline.

Commission business meetings will be hosted in Salem and commission members will be able to participate remotely by phone or computer. Commission public hearings may be held throughout the state.

Note: All meetings are public meetings.

 

 

This announcement was prepared by the Department of Justice and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training on behalf of the Commission on Statewide Law Enforcement Standards of Conduct and Discipline.

We sincerely thank you for your time and assistance.

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