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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 16 Vehicles and Tra Chapter 16.40 Private For-Hire Transportation Regulations.
16.40.280 Taxicab Digital Security Camera Systems.

A.  Digital security cameras are required in every permitted taxicab. Taxicab companies own the cameras and are responsible for their maintenance and the records produced by them.

 

B.  Taxicab companies must perform inspection and testing of the cameras according to the recommended product specifications, requirements and schedule.

 

C.  If a Portland Police Bureau Officer requests access to any record produced by the digital security camera systems to assist in the investigation of any crime, the taxi company must provide access thereto within 24 hours.  Except as provided by Subsection 16.40.280 B., no person other than a Portland Police officer may intentionally access any record produced by the digital security camera systems.

 

D.  No taxicab company or driver may allow any person to intentionally access any records produced by the digital security camera systems.

 

E.  No taxicab company or driver may benefit or gain from any records produced by digital security camera systems.

 

F.  No taxicab driver may tamper with, damage, disturb, remove or disable a digital security camera system in a taxicab.

 

G.  Taxicab drivers must utilize the digital security camera and immediately notify the taxicab company if a digital security camera system is or appears to be damaged, stolen or inoperative.