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Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

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A safe and thriving community for everyone


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.

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Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell

Meet Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell

Sheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell has been dedicated to public safety service since she began her career with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in 1996. Throughout her more than 25 years of service, her desire to learn every aspect of public safety has propelled her through the ranks of deputy, lieutenant, captain, chief deputy, and undersheriff. In addition, she is one of the few Sheriff's Office members who hold dual certification in police and corrections. As Multnomah County’s 41st Sheriff, Nicole is the first woman to hold this highest rank.

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News and Media

Recent Press Releases

A 54-year-old man is in custody after attempting to steal a car, breaking into at least one home and evading arrest for several hours.


The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is asking for the public’s continued vigilance about a phone scam impersonating our members. Recently, we’ve learned of a person losing $1,500 to scammers.


A suspicious circumstances call resulted in the discovery of human remains in a greenspace in Fairview.


The operation resulted in more than 1,600 traffic stops, 950 citations, and 75 arrests connected to speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving and more.


A hiker reported missing after not returning from a hike was found deceased near Horsetail Falls Trailhead.


Work With Us

We are currently hiring Corrections Deputies and Deputy Sheriffs.
Are you ready for a new career? Join our team at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

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