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Press Releases

Press releases distributed by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office are sent to members of the media and public via the FlashAlert Newswire & Messenger system.

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November 29, 2022 – Update: Adult in Custody death

November 23, 2022 – Transit Police Division seeks public's assistance to identify suspect 

November 21, 2022 – Adult in Custody death

November 17, 2022 – District Attorney's Office finds deputy's use of force justified, not criminal

November 7, 2022 – Public safety mission held at the Gateway Transit Center 

October 21, 2022 – Vehicular Crimes Team investigating crash in East Multnomah County 

October 16, 2022 – Single Vehicle Crash Results in Driver's Death 

October 13, 2022 – Update on deputy-involved shooting: deputy identified, second suspect booked 

October 13, 2022 – Columbia Park shooting suspect arrested

October 7, 2022 – Update on deputy-involved shooting: male suspect booked on multiple charges

October 6, 2022 – Update on deputy-involved shooting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in NE Portland

September 28, 2022 – Arrest made in homicide investigation in Fairview

September 20, 2022 – Concerning increase in search and rescue calls, SAR volunteers needed

September 18, 2022 – Deputies seize 92,000 fentanyl pills, other drugs during investigation

September 16, 2022 – Public safety mission results in dozens of traffic stops, public's help sought in crash involving deputy

September 14, 2022 – Transit Police, Portland Police & TriMet partner on public safety mission in East Portland

September 2 – MCSO Responds to Shots Fired at Wood Village Fred Meyer

August 19, 2022 – Hiker dies after fall in the Columbia River Gorge

August 16, 2022 – Deputies warn of 'rainbow fentanyl'; other drugs, guns seized in warrant 

July 31, 2022 – Deputies rescue resident, arrest suspect following multiple car, homes break-ins

July 30, 2022 – Bicyclist Deceased After Hit and Run Crash in Fairview 

July 29, 2022 – Swimmer dies following water rescue, PSA on water safety in Sandy River

July 29, 2022 – Update: Search suspended for missing man near Corbett 

July 27, 2022 – Deputies and firefighters respond to river rescue on the Sandy River

July 25, 2022 – Overnight mission focused on traffic safety and gun violence nets 58 traffic stops, 11 arrests, 1 firearm seizure 

July 12, 2022 – Search and rescue teams search for missing Portland man near Corbett

July 5, 2022 – Missing swimmer recovered from Columbia River

June 28, 2022 – 57 traffic stops performed during Enhanced Public Safety Initiative mission

June 27, 2022 – Missing swimmer identified, not located after additional searches

June 16, 2022 – Joint Operation Safer Multnomah nets arrests of wanted suspects, guns and drugs

June 14, 2022 – Deputies investigate fatal motorcycle crash in Fairview

June 9, 2022 – Update: Adult in custody death investigation

June 9, 2022 – 33 arrested, 116 traffic stops performed during Enhanced Public Safety Initiative missions

June 4, 2022 – Today marks 12-years since the disappearance of Kyron Horman, age-progressed image provided

June 3, 2022 – Deputies catch man after he took a joyride in a stolen boat 

June 3, 2022 – National Gun Violence Awareness Day message from Sheriff Mike Reese

May 26, 2022 – Public's assistance sought to locate additional victims

May 20, 2022 – Sheriff Mike Reese: MCSO continues to combat gun violence and traffic violence

May 9, 2022 – Adult in Custody Death at the Multnomah County Jail

May 2, 2022 – Search and Rescue operation underway near Munra Point

April 15, 2022 – Open letter to the community from Sheriff Mike Reese on violent crime, jail booking data

April 14, 2022 – Stolen moving truck, car and trailer recovered

April 13, 2022 – Shots fired at deputies during pursuit following armed robbery in Troutdale

March 18, 2022 – Online Police Report Tool Now Available 

February 25, 2022 – UPDATE: Stolen moving truck and trailer located thanks to keen eye of neighbor

February 24, 2022 – Thieves steal loaded moving truck overnight in Troutdale, deputies seeking public's help

January 26, 2022 – Public’s assistance sought to locate wanted Gresham man

January 6, 2022 – Investigation Update: Bank Robbery and Officer-Involved Shooting

January 6, 2022 – Landslide threat continues in the Columbia River Gorge

January 5, 2022 – Gresham Police and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Officer Involved Shooting, Bank Robbery Investigation Update

Roads reopen following officer involved shooting, bank robbery investigation

Suspect in Bank Robbery, Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

January 3, 2022 – Update on fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Troutdale

January 1, 2022 – Restrictions on release of jail booking photos go into effect Jan 1, 2022


Public Records Requests

How do I submit a public records request?

Quick Public Records Request Links


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.

It is our policy to respond to public record requests in an orderly, consistent and reasonable manner in accordance with the Oregon Public Records Law.

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.

Why pay a fee? The Public Records Law expressly authorizes public agencies to establish reasonable fees to be reimbursed for the actual costs of making the records available. Actual costs may include materials and mailing expenses, as well as staff time spent locating, reviewing, copying records or supervising a person’s inspection of original records.

Fees are set by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners each fiscal year and can be reviewed in the Master Fee Schedule updated annually.

How much does it cost?

  • Accident report/ crime or police report, (up to two pages): $15
  • Additional pages: $2 per page
  • Archive record request: $45
  • Standard file search: $45 per search
  • Custom file search: $60 per search
  • Booking photo reproduction: $10
  • Photo CD: $50
  • Employee time: $50 per hour

*If you are a victim, there is no charge for report copies. However, there may be additional charges for other types of records or documents.

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Quick Public Records Request Links:

  • To request corrections records information, (persons in custody or charges, classification records, jail video), please use this form: MCSO Corrections Records Request
  • To request a police report written by a patrol deputy, please use this form: Police Report Request
  • To submit a records request on behalf of a news organization, please use this form: Media Records Request

For all other inquiries or questions? Contact MCSO Public Records at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail option:

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

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 Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Communications Unit/ PIO                                                   Office: (503) 988-2300
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 350                                                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Portland, OR 97214                                                                                                             

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