Oregon Statutes - Chapter 236 - Eligibility; Resignations, Removals and Vacancies; Discipline; Transfers - Section 236.350 - Definitions for ORS 236.350 to 236.370.

As used in ORS 236.350 to 236.370:

(1) “Disciplinary action” means any action taken against a police officer by a public employer for the purpose of punishing the officer, including dismissal, demotion, suspension without pay, reduction in salary, written reprimand or transfer.

(2) “Just cause” means a cause reasonably related to the employee’s ability to perform required work. The term includes any willful violation of reasonable work rules, regulations or written policies.

(3) “Police officer” means an officer or member of a law enforcement unit who is employed full-time as a peace officer commissioned by a city, port, school district, mass transit district, county, Indian reservation, the Criminal Justice Division of the Department of Justice, the Oregon State Lottery Commission or the Governor and who is responsible for enforcing the criminal laws of this state or laws or ordinances relating to airport security. [1979 c.618 §2; 1991 c.742 §14; 1993 c.594 §6; 1993 c.623 §3; 2007 c.71 §74]

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