Safety, Effectiveness and Accountability

About Policy and Procedures:

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office directs member action through policy and procedure. Policy and procedure serve as the foundation for all law enforcement, correctional and business service operations. No collection of policy and procedure can anticipate every situation members will encounter. Policy and procedure is intended to provide members specific guidance for as many situations as practical and general direction that will help members identify the best course of action to follow in other circumstances. Policy and procedure provides staff with the guidance necessary to act decisively, consistently, and legally, promoting confidence and professional contact among members and confidence among the public that members are good stewards of the public trust.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is actively working to review and modernize all current policies and procedures, which will be added below as they become finalized to serve as a comprehensive reference.


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Policy and Procedures for Stakeholder Review:

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office recognizes and takes seriously its affirmative responsibility to engage community stakeholders about service delivery; one form of engagement the Office undertakes is to seek public feedback about proposed policy and procedure(s). The Sheriff's Office is currently in the process of reviewing the following draft(s). The Stakeholder Review period is open for all members of the public to submit comments or proposals relevant to the content of the draft, which will be posted for the next thirty (30) days. Commenters should be aware that submitted remarks become public record. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office thanks you in advance for taking the time to review its drafts and express your views; the Office will take individual comments into collective consideration as it finalizes a policy and procedure.

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