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The interior lobby of the courthouse.

Facility Security Unit

The Facility Security Unit consists of non-sworn, uniformed members that are responsible for the security of county facilities and safety of employees and visitors. Facility Security Officers, or FSOs as they are called, are often the first Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office members the public interacts with at the county’s various buildings. FSOs are identifiable based on their uniform, which consists of a black polo shirt, a vest and radio, and tan pants. 

Job duties include, maintaining order and managing access, performing searches for contraband, responding to emergency calls, threats, alarms and other urgent requests for assistance within county facilities. FSOs may also conduct jail and public transactions, complete bail and release procedures, coordinate social visitation in jail and receive, log, and release adult in custody funds.