Topic: Springfield Police Department Statement on Ballot Measure 114
Date/Time: December 6th, 2022
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Completed By: Zak Gosa-Lewis, SPD Public Information Coordinator
Upon the approval of Ballot Measure 114 by Oregon voters on November 8th, Springfield Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state began receiving numerous questions regarding our implementation of the new law. The aforementioned measure is set to take effect on Thursday, December 8th.
SPD Command Staff has been working closely with the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police and other agencies to understand the repercussions and challenges of implementing the law. Our department also recognizes that lawsuits are likely to be filed challenging the constitutionality of Measure 114. However, unless a court issues a stay on the measure or determines parts or all of it are unconstitutional, our department is required to fully implement its requirements.
The Oregon State Police, the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association, and the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police are working diligently to implement a permit system that would meet the measure’s requirements.
Even though we (like many agencies throughout the state) will not have a permitting process in effect on December 8th, we will continue working with agencies around the state to determine the best process for moving forward. The Springfield Police Department appreciates the patience & understanding of our community as we work through these challenges in preparation for the implementation of Measure 114.
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