I would like to share my experience with the Portland Police today and get other's thoughts on the situation. My business partner and I own a property on a very busy street in SE Portland in the SE 15000 block (not a great part of town.) It is vacant, listed for sale, and has been burglarized twice in the past month. We drive by as often as possible to make sure everything is in order. When we arrived today, we heard a dog and someone talking in the back patio area. We called the police, who promptly arrived within 3-4 minutes. When the officers arrived, they asked what was going on and we told them that someone is back there and either "living" there or trying to break in. They were about to go back to investigate, when one of them looked at me and asked if I was armed. I said "yes." He asked me where it was I and told him in my waistband. He lifted up my coat and shirt and removed my handgun from the holster, removed the chambered round and placed the round and magazine in my coat pocket. After doing so, he locked my gun in his trunk. (I found out after the fact that my partner told the 911 dispatcher that I was armed and that is why they knew to ask.) Next, the officers went to the back of the house and found out that the people were transients. They left peacefully and even took their trash! The officer who disarmed me starting asking me about the gun, ammo I carry, age of the ammo etc. He was very professional and friendly and even recommended that I start carrying Federal instead of Hornady. After we walked around the house to make sure it was secure, he returned my gun and we went on our seperate ways. Two Questions: 1) Is it standard procedure to disarm someone in my situation? I did not feel uncomfortable as he was very professional and respectful about it, but was curious if there are training guidelines and/or laws that dictate how law enforcement deals with legally armed citizens in these types of situations; 2) Is it odd that he did not ask for my CHL or Driver's license (I had both on me) after disarming me or before returning the gun to me?