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News and information is provided as a public service by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office to keep community members fully informed.

The Communications Unit connects, engages and empowers employees, residents, communities, and journalists in Multnomah County and beyond. The Communications team works around the clock to provide accurate, time-sensitive information necessary for the public to make informed decisions. The team publishes agency news to increase community engagement, works professionally and effectively with the media, and furthers transparency by facilitating public records requests. The Communications Unit supports internal communication to ensure an informed workforce. The Unit operates with equity as a guiding value, ensuring messaging, in its various forms, is accessible to all.

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.”

Public Notice & Press Releases

Public Notice

Public notices may contain information, special announcements, legal proceedings, or requests issued by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

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MCSO is committed to delivering services in a professional, fair, and respectful manner. The goal of this Office’s public safety mission is to earn legitimacy through public trust, which is accomplished via thoughtful field-to-facility practices that further community safety. Learn more. 


Press Releases 


The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Detective Unit is investigating an early morning explosion in the rural community of Pleasant Home.


Public Record Requests

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.

How to submit a request

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.

File a public records request

Fees and cost

Please be advised that there may be a fee to cover staff time researching and retrieving the documents.

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Contact Us

  • Communications Unit


    501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 350, Portland, OR 97214