From Sauvie Island to the Columbia River Gorge, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office patrols more than 280 square miles of urban and rural area and is responsible for approximately 110 miles of waterways. Our highly trained and dedicated members work around the clock to provide exceptional public safety services for the communities of unincorporated Multnomah County and our contract cities of Fairview, Maywood park, Troutdale, and Wood Village.
We are extremely proud of our innovative policing efforts, such as our Community and School Resource Deputies who encourage positive connections with local businesses, neighborhoods, and schools, and our Homeless Outreach and Programs Engagement Team who work directly with individuals to connect them to much needed resources and services.
At MCSO, we are committed to providing closure for members of our community who have been impacted by crime. Numerous cases are investigated by our Detective Unit which includes general assignment detectives and those who have specialized experience in areas such as domestic violence and elder crimes. Our Civil Unit is responsible for serving and enforcing court orders and a variety of other documents issued by the courts, including protection orders or small claims.
The Law Enforcement Division also has numerous opportunities for members to participate on specialty teams. These include search and rescue, dive team, vehicular crimes team, and several other emergency response teams that are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to ensure public safety. These opportunities allow for the development of specialized skills and encourage professional growth.
Our members are invested in serving the community, and each and every day, they respond to critical situations that require challenging, split-second decisions to ensure the safety of others. At MCSO, we value building and maintaining community trust through honest, transparent policing efforts and by treating everyone with dignity and respect.
We encourage positive community engagement and a comprehensive understanding of each community we serve. This approach allows MCSO to develop and implement effective strategies to address the unique needs of each community and remain at the forefront of our everchanging environment.
Frequently Asked Questions
If it is an emergency call 911. Otherwise, call the non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.
Contact the Multnomah County Courts at (503) 988-3235.
If you wish to turn yourself in on a warrant, you may come to the Justice Center, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Troutdale Community Center or any local police agency.
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: Police Report Request
You can request that a deputy make periodic checks of your home while gone on vacation to provide more peace of mind by downloading and submitting the following form: Vacation Home Check Request Form
The Vacation Home Check Program is only available to those residing in a MCSO patrol district. Use this map to see if your home is located in an MCSO patrol district.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is accepting voluntary surveillance camera registrations from businesses and community members as a proactive approach to aid in public safety and criminal investigations. Knowing ahead of time where cameras exist can save investigative time and resources when a crime occurs in your neighborhood and may help solve and prevent crime. This police and community partnership has been successful in other cities and can help identify suspects, recover stolen property and solve crimes.
Due to COVID-19, walk-in services are closed. Contact the law enforcement agency nearest you by phone.
For more information, visit Portland’s Sex Offender Registration Detail