SECTION 1. This organization shall be known as the OREGON ASSOCIATION CHIEFS OF POLICE.
SECTION 2. The corporation is a public benefit corporation within the meaning of the Oregon Non-profit Corporation act, as amended. The corporation is operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 as amended, or any successor statute, including for example: to advance the science and art of police administration, crime prevention and the delivery of law enforcement service; to advance the capacity of law enforcement agencies for effective police work; to foster and encourage cooperation and coordination, the exchange of information, and the sharing of knowledge and expertise among police administrators throughout the State of Oregon; to foster and assist the enlistment and training of qualified persons in the police profession; to study and make recommendations, and provide information and lend expertise to assist legislators to further the efficiency of law enforcement and the welfare of the citizens of the State of Oregon through a better understanding of issues facing the criminal justice system; and to encourage the adherence of all police officers to the highest professional standards of conduct.
SECTION 3. To further its purposes, the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police hereby adopts the “Law Enforcement Code of Ethics,” as previously adopted by the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION CHIEFS OF POLICE and BOARD ON POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING.
SECTION 4. The corporation may receive donations from the general public and may apply to receive donations and grants and similar gifts from private individuals, public organizations.
SECTION 5. To the extent required by law and by the Articles of Incorporation, no part of the net earnings or contributed funds of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its directors, officers or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services received and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the By-laws and the Articles of Incorporation. Except to the extent otherwise authorized under Section 501 (h) of the Internal Revenue Code, no substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in or intervene in (including the publication or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of (or in oppositions to) any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these By-laws and the Articles of Incorporation of the corporation, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or (2) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
SECTION 6. Subject to the express limitations and restrictions contained in these By-laws and in the Articles of Incorporation, the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police may engage in any lawful activity for which corporations may be organized under the Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Act, or any successor statute.