Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office
"A safe and thriving community for everyone”
Mission, Vision & Strategic Goals
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is committed to creating safe and thriving communities for everyone. The impact of MCSO is immense, providing corrections, civil and public safety services to the most populous county in the state of Oregon. MCSO serves four contract cities: Fairview, Maywood Park, Troutdale and Wood Village, and unincorporated areas, such as Sauvie Island and the Columbia River Gorge, and is responsible for keeping more than 100 miles of waterways safe.
MCSO operates two corrections facilities, is a northwest hub for secure transportation and ensures smooth operations at many county buildings, such as the Central Courthouse located in Downtown Portland.
Values & Principles
Without exception, employees of this agency will protect the rights of citizens and adhere to the following values and principles:
About the Sheriff
Community engagement has been, and will continue to be, a cornerstone of her approach to law enforcement. Over the years, Nicole has helped the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office develop strategies to understand and address the unique public safety needs of our area. She is deeply dedicated to building trust through open, honest community partnership and service.
Nicole’s commitment to community safety stems from an early childhood incident when her father survived a shooting during an armed robbery. Her family’s experience as victims of traumatic gun violence has impressed upon her the importance of victims’ voices. She is accountable to ensuring that the criminal justice system remains aware of their professional, legal, and social responsibilities in responding to the needs of diverse populations. Gun violence remains a serious threat in our community and one of her top priorities to address.
Sheriff Morrisey O’Donnell’s priorities include:
Nicole is a life-long Oregonian and University of Portland Criminal Justice graduate. Her post-graduate training includes the Oregon Executive Development Institute and Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association Command College. She holds executive level certification from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys running, golf, spending time with family, and supporting Special Olympics Oregon. She lives in Portland with her husband.