Forms & Reports

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a copy of a police report written by a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy?
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office only maintains police reports written by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies. Requests for police reports must be submitted in writing and be accompanied with the correct fee payment. There is no charge to crime victims.

To request information pertaining to Police Reports written by MCSO Patrol Deputies, please use this form:

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How do I submit a public records request?

Oregon Public Records Law (ORS192) provides individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses the ability to access written documents and materials. In order to request access to these documents and materials, the request must include the following:

  • Be in writing.
  • Include contact information.
  • Clearly state what records are being sought.

Please be advised that there may be a fee to cover staff time researching and retrieving the documents. You will be notified of estimated fees and costs in advance. Payment is required before MCSO will produce the documents. The fee may be reduced or waived if it is determined the release of the information is in the interest of the public.

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Quick Public Records Request Links:
For information involving incarceration of inmates, charges or mugshots, please use this form:

For multiple mugshot requests, please use this form:

For information pertaining to police reports written by patrol deputies, please use this form:

For media records requests, please use this form:

For information not under the other categories, please use this form:

For other requests or questions:
Email the public records request liaison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail:

Public Records Request
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 350
Portland, OR 97214

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How much do public records requests cost?

Be advised that there may be a fee to cover staff time researching and retrieving the documents. You will be notified of estimated fees and costs in advance. Payment is required before MCSO will produce the documents. The fee may be reduced or waived if it is determined the release of the information is in the interest of the public. Public records request fees are set by Multnomah County, not the Sheriff’s Office. Please review fees in the latest Master Fee Schedule.

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How do I file an employee complaint?

The Internal Affairs Unit is dedicated to creating an environment which encourages the highest standards of integrity by assessing and appropriately addressing complaints and concerns received from the public and agency members.

Individuals wishing to file a complaint against an MCSO member, may do so by postal mail, email, phone, fax or in person. Complaints can be made anonymously, though we encourage you to provide your name, telephone number and mailing address to help us conduct a thorough investigation and notify you of any action taken as a result.

We've created a Complaint Form for your convenience that can be printed, filled out and mailed to our office at the address below:

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Internal Affairs Unit 
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 988-4557 Phone
(503) 988-4324 Fax
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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How do I commend an employee?


If you'd like to recognize one of our staff for exceptional service they've provided, you may do so by postal mail, email, phone, fax or in person. Feedback can be provided anonymously, though we encourage you to give your name, telephone number and mailing address.

We've created a Positive Feedback Form for your convenience that can be printed, filled out and mailed to our office at the address below:

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office 
Attn: Professional Standards 
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 988-4557 Phone
(503) 988-4324 Fax
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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How do I sign up to be alerted of emergencies happening near my home, school, or workplace?

PublicAlerts.org allows residents of the Portland metro region, including Multnomah, Clackamas, Clark, Columbia, and Washington counties, to sign up for notifications about emergencies near their home, school, or workplace.

Most landline phone users are already in the emergency alert system. Cellular phone users who wish to receive notifications must register their numbers with PublicAlerts.org. Community members can sign up to receive alerts in languages other than English, including Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian, Somali, Romanian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Arabic, and Laotian.

As deemed situationally appropriate, MCSO may utilize our agency’s social media channels to provide emergent updates. Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information.

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