Advocating for Law Enforcement Officers in Oregon
In the Legislature
The Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs (ORCOPS) is a non-partisan organization that advocates on behalf of police officers, deputy sheriffs and other individuals in Oregon law enforcement agencies. ORCOPS serves as a source of leadership within the law enforcement community and aims to build trust between law enforcement officers and the communities we serve.
Another legislative deadline has recently passed… As of close of business last Friday, any bills in a policy committee that had not been scheduled for a committee vote have been deemed “dead.” Luckily, ORCOPS’ priorities are still “alive” bills, and HB 3009 (protecting union resources) and SB 507 (PTSD presumptions) are both on track for […]Read more...
This past week, the Oregon Legislature reached its pivotal mid-session deadline, meaning that House Bills must have been acted on in the House and Senate Bills must have been acted on by the Senate. By midnight on Tuesday, any bill that hadn’t been successfully acted on by a committee and sent to the House floor, […]Read more...
Oregon has a serious car theft problem. Portland ranks 5th in the nation among the top twenty cities with the most car theft. Suspects avoid prosecution by claiming ignorance, even in the face of overwhelming and incontrovertible evidence – it’s the vehicle theft loophole. This week, ORCOPS provided written testimony in strong support of House […]Read more...