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Business Services Division

The Business Services Division consists of multiple administrative units that support Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office operations. 

The Business Services Division consists of multiple administrative units that support Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office operations. Business Services includes the: 

  • Fiscal Unit – responsible for the professional management and utilization of all funds allocated to MCSO; 
  • Logistics Unit - manages the agency’s fleet, property, and evidence;
  • Training Unit – prepares, provides, and tracks training for all employees to ensure compliance and certification requirements are achieved;
  • Planning and Research Unit – collects and produces accurate data to facilitate data driven decision making; 
  • Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Unit – provides innovative technology solutions to thousands of users across a wide-range of platforms; 
  • Human Resources – supports all MCSO employees from recruitment to hire and throughout their careers.

Fiscal Unit

The Fiscal Unit provides comprehensive financial services to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in support of the agency's public safety operations and also has responsibility for the Sheriff’s Office procurement and contract functions. The Sheriff's Office has over a $160 million-dollar annual budget which is funded from a variety of sources including County general fund; State and Federal grants; intergovernmental agreements; service fees; and through policing service agreements with local jurisdictions.

The Fiscal Unit develops the Sheriff’s Office’s adopted budget annually. An agency’s budget reflects their values. Budget decisions include an assessment of equity impacts for potential burdens and benefits for the community, especially communities of color and low-income communities.

How Multnomah County budgets

Multnomah County’s Board of Commissioners adopts an annual budget to plan for the effective delivery of services to our community and to responsibly manage the public resources that support these services. Community involvement in the budget process ensures that desired services are prioritized, while County officials ensure that the budget balances competing needs, is financially sustainable, and meets legal requirements.

  • November – December
    Budget preparation includes General Fund forecasting, providing budget instructions to departments, and department beginning the budget process.

  • Mid-February
    Departments submit a requested budget to the Chair for consideration.

  • March – April
    Board Chair releases the Proposed Budget at the end of April and meets with departments.

  • May – June
    Budget work sessions take place including Board deliberation, public hearings, and community engagement.

  • June
    Board adopts the budget for the next fiscal year.

Community Budget Advisory Committee

Community Budget Advisory Committees (CBACs) are groups of community members that review and make recommendations on county departmental budgets and operations.


The requirements for CBAC membership are:

  • that you have an interest in the programs and budget process of the County;
  • that you are available to attend meetings and participate in deliberations (most CBACs meet monthly, with more meetings during budget season);
  • that you are not a current employee of Multnomah County.

Become a member of the MCSO Community Budget Advisory Committee.