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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.

To subscribe to the email list and receive press releases, please visit this website and enter your email address in the box under “Subscribe.” 

March 20, 2023 – Sheriff's office warns of phone scam impersonating members

March 14, 2023 – Two people arrested, charged after bus driver assaulted in Northeast Portland 

February 27, 2023 – Prolific identity theft suspect wanted, victims urged to file a police report

February 21, 2023 – Suspect identified in Saturday's deputy-involved shooting

February 18, 2023 – East County Major Crimes Team Investigates Deputy Involved Shooting

February 14, 2023 – Transit Police Division investigates fatal crash in Northeast Portland

January 27, 2023 – Multnomah County Sheriff statement on death of Tyre Nichols

January 4, 2023 – Nicole Morrisey O'Donnell sworn-in as first female Sheriff of Multnomah County

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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