General Orders

Lane County Sheriff's Office General Orders

Please note some General Orders are marked "Not Releasable to the Public" or "Redacted" in order to protect operational policies and procedures. 

General Orders marked as "Unassigned" are not currently in use. 


Chapter 1 - Department Role, Authority and Responsibility

1.01 Oath of Office (Redacted to Protect Operational Information)
1.02 Authority and Responsibility/Command Protocol 
1.03 General Rules Concerning Firearms (Redacted to Protect Operational Information) 
1.04 Firearms Proficiency
1.05 Authorized Weapons
1.06 Constitutional Requirements (Redacted to Protect Operational Information)
1.07 Search and Seizure
1.08 Guidelines for Arrest
1.09 Alternatives to Incarceration for Adults
1.10 Alternatives to Incarceration for Juveniles
1.11 Use of Discretion
1.12 Use Of Force (Redacted to Protect Operational Information)
1.13 Use of OC Agents
1.14 Conducted Electronic Weapons
1.15 Employee Involved Homicide or Potential Homicide
1.16 Law Enforcement Employee Domestic Violence
1.17 Secure/Non-Secure Custody of Juveniles (Redacted to Protect Operational Information)
1.18 Administrative Orders
1.19 Sheriff's Office Gun Lockers
1.20 Community Member Recording Deputies

Chapter 2 - Relationship with Other Agencies

2.01 Agency Jurisdiction and Mutual Aid
2.02 Contract Agreements
2.03 Emergency Management
2.04 Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws
2.05 Intergovernmental Relations

Chapter 3 - Organization, Management and Administration

3.01 Sheriff's Office Manual and Relationship to Other Documents
3.02 Sheriff's Office Organization
3.03 Strategic Objectives
3.04 Orders, Written Directives, and Chain of Command
3.05 Brady Rule - Disclosure of Potential Exculpatory or Impeachment Evidence to Prosecution
3.06 Use of Force/Firearms Discharge Review
3.07 Line/Staff Inspections
3.08 Line of Duty Deaths
3.09 Employee Funerals
3.10 Sheriff's Reserve
3.11 Chaplain Program
3.12 Peer Support Team
3.13 Internal Investigations
3.14 External Investigations of Employees
3.15 Media Relations
3.16 Public Appearances and Community Relations
3.17 Mail Handling Procedures
3.18 Sheriff's Volunteer Program
3.19 Award/Commendation Policy
3.20 Emergency Operations ICS
3.21 FTO Selection Process
3.22 Complaints and Inquiry Form
3.23 Honor Guard
3.24 Special Teams
3.25 Sheriff's Cadet Program
3.26 Annual Audits Reviews and Reports
3.27 Naloxone Program
3.28 Canine Therapy Program

Chapter 4 - Employee Conduct

4.01 General Responsibilities of Employees
4.02 Code of Conduct
4.03 Employee Status While Off-Duty
4.04 Personal Appearance
4.05 Alcohol and Drugs
4.06 Job Related Harassment
4.07 Sexual Misconduct with Suspects, Inmates, and Other Persons (Redacted to Protect Operational Information)
4.08 Relations Between Department Employees and Inmates
4.09 Relations Between Department Employees
4.10 Unassigned
4.11 Unassigned

4.12 Social Networking

Chapter 5 - Fiscal Management and Agency-Owned Property

5.01 Budget
5.02 Purchasing (Accounts Payable)
5.03 Travel and Business Related Expense Reimbursement
5.04 Gasoline Credit Cards
5.05 Ordering Supplies
5.06 1033 Program
5.07 County/Sheriff’s Office Facilities and Equipment
5.08 Cash Handling
5.09 Use of Computers
5.10 Use of Cellular and Landline Telephones
5.11 Use of Sheriff’s Office Vehicles
5.12 Damage to Sheriff’s Office Vehicle
5.13 Sheriff’s Office Issued Lockers
5.14 Uniform and Equipment Issue
5.15 Management of Fleet Reserves
5.16 Email Protocol
5.17 ATM Procedures (Not Releasable to the Public)
5.18 Time Card Process
5.19 Unassigned
5.20 Personal Time Sell Back and Pay Down for Non-Represented Employees
5.21 Acceptance of Credit Cards

Chapter 6 - Human Resources

6.01 Equal Employment Opportunity
6.02 Recruitment and Selection
6.03 Probation
6.04 Temporary Hires
6.05 Reserve Deputy Hiring Procedures
6.06 Department Orientation
6.07 Wages and Benefits
6.08 - Unassigned
6.09 Compensatory Time Approval and Denial
6.10 Assignment of Overtime
6.11 - Unassigned
6.12 Temporary Assignments
6.13 Work Assignments
6.14 In-Class Transfers
6.15 Modified Duty Assignment
6.16 Internal Promotions to Sergeant
6.17 Performance Evaluation
6.18 Lay-off Matrix For Non-Represented Employees
6.19 Bumping Rights For Non-Represented Employees
6.20 Types of Discipline
6.21 General Causes of Discipline
6.22 Pre-Discipline Notice and Hearing
6.23 Non-Reps Premium Pay
6.24 Employment Records/Employee Reference Requests
6.25 Confidentiality of Employment Records
6.26 Health of Employees (Fitness for Duty)
6.27 Health Services; Job Related Illness/Injury Reporting
6.28 Safety Committees
6.29 LCPOA Tuition Reimbursement
6.30 Bi-Lingual Premium Pay
6.31 Training
6.32 Career Development
6.33 Military Leave
6.34 Grievance Administration
6.35 Student Practicum Program
6.36 Certification Requirements
6.37 Collateral Employment
6.38 Leave of Absence
6.39 “Off-Duty” Sheriff’s Office Work Is Prohibited Without Pay
6.40 Unassigned
6.41 Cross Train/Job Shadow
6.42 Retirements/Voluntary Resignation
6.43 Reintegration and Transition of Veteran Employees
6.44 Orientation and Training for Volunteers, Extra Help Employees, Student Volunteers, Contract Employees, Contractors and Any Other Part-Time Personnel
6.45 Volunteer Background Checks
6.46 Veterans Day Off
6.47 Shift Rotation Dates

Chapter 7 - Patrol

7.01 Patrol Districts
7.02 Municipal Contracts
7.03 Issued Patrol Equipment
7.04 Patrol Vehicle Assignment
7.05 Unassigned
7.06 Shift Briefings
7.07 Wearing of Protective Vests
7.08 Incident Response
7.09 Preliminary Investigations
7.10 Vehicle Pursuits (Redacted to protect operational information)
7.11 Drug Lab Handling Procedures
7.12 Alarm Response Policy
7.13 Criminal Victim Compensation Act
7.14 APA/Child/Elder Abuse
7.15 Emergency Commitment, Police Officer Holds, PSRB Order of Revocation
7.16 Guidelines for Avoiding Liability
7.17 Medical Treatment and Ambulance Charges
7.18 Bias Crimes
7.19 Project Children’s Trauma
7.20 Unlawful Possession of Firearms – Juveniles
7.21 Service of Municipal Warrants
7.22 Service of Misdemeanant Citations and Complaints
7.23 Unassigned
7.24 Liquor Violations and Bar Checks
7.25 Animal Complaints and Investigations
7.26 Bio-Terror (Not Releasable to the Public)
7.27 In Car Video Recording System
7.28 Voice Communication Devices
7.29 Use of Long Rifle
7.30 Less Lethal Use of Force
7.31 Use of Canine Unit
7.32 Stalking Law
7.33 Informants (Not releasable to the Public)
7.34 Nudity Ordinance
7.35 Arraignment Times
7.36 Court Attendance
7.37 Notifying Other Agency of Hazards and Repair Needs
7.38 Use of Explosive Entry Devices (Not Releasable to the Public)
7.39 Labor Disputes
7.40 Bomb Threats/Explosive Materials Disposal
7.41 Special Events
7.42 Dignitary Protection
7.43 Barricade Subjects/Hostage Incidents (Not Releasable to the Public)
7.44 Civil Disturbances (Not Releasable to the Public)

7.45 Bias Based Profiling
7.46 Statistical Transparency of Policing (STOP)
7.47 Stolen and Located Vehicle Reports
7.48 Ride-along Program
7.49 Aircraft Accidents

Chapter 8 - Investigations

8.01 Case Assignment and Follow-Up Investigation Responsibilities
8.02 Unassigned
8.03 Death Investigations
8.04 Unassigned
8.05 Major Crime Scene Log (Redacted to protect operational information)
8.06 Sexual Assault Call Out Procedure (Not Releasable to the Public)
8.07 Unassigned

8.08 Missing Person Investigation
8.09 Digital Evidence Case Triage Prioritization and Assignment
8.10 Fingerprinting and Photographing of Juveniles
8.11 Eyewitness Identification

Chapter 9 - Traffic Operations

9.01 - Unassigned
9.02 DWS/DUII Enforcement
9.03 Issuance of Multiple UTC’s
9.04 Issuance of Parking Violation Citations (Redacted to Protect Operational Information)
9.05 Cutting and Transporting Forest Products
9.06 Refuse Hauling Regulations
9.07 School Bus Stop Law (Redacted to Protect Operational Information)
9.08 Abandoned/Vehicle Tow or Impound
9.09 Unassigned
9.10 Traffic Collision Investigation and Reporting
9.11 Traffic Stops

Chapter 10 - Specialized Operations

10.01 Small Unmanned Aerial Systems / Drone (Redacted to Protect Operational Information)
10.02 Marine Patrol
10.03 Forest Patrol
10.04 Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area Patrol
10.05 Search and Rescue (SAR)
10.06 Unassigned
10.07 Emergency Plan for PSB (Not Releasable to the Public)
10.08 Bomb Threat Procedure (Not Releasable to the Public)
10.09 Courthouse Holding Cells (Not Releasable to the Public)

10.10 Civil Process
10.11 Reserve Deputy Sheriff
10.12 Posse Patrol at Howard Buford Recreation Area
10.13 Special and Honorary Deputy Sheriff
10.14 Posse Auxiliary
10.15 Posse Public Events and Assignments

Chapter 11 - Operations Support

11.01 Police Services Records
11.02 Communications Center
11.03 Public Records
11.04 Property/Evidence
11.05 Key Access/Prox Cards
11.06 Emergency Alerting
11.07 Unassigned
11.08 Electronic Monitory/Recording Sheriff’s Office Communications
11.09 Sally Port Procedures/PSB (Not releasable to the Public)
11.10 Telephone Security
11.11 Unassigned
11.12 Calls for Police Response, Prioritization, and Deployment (Redacted to Protect Operational Procedures)
11.13 Call Notification Guide
11.14 Radio and Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) Protocols
11.15 On-Call Duty Roster

Chapter 12 - Corrections 

12.01 Oregon Jail Standards
12.02 Specific Operations Policies Related to the Jail
12.03 Flag Pole at the Jail
12.04 Transporting Inmates (Not Releasable to the Public)
12.05 Removal of Inmates from the Jail (Redacted to Protect Operational Information)
12.06 Breaks and Lunches
12.07 Items Allowed In Secure Perimeter
12.08 Unassigned
12.09 Video/Audio Recordings Originating from Correction Facilities
12.10 Unassigned
12.11 Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct of Inmates - PREA












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