Sheriff Michael Reese

Sheriff Michael Reese was raised in Portland and attended Roosevelt High School. He went to Mt. Hood Community College and graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He later returned to Portland State University to earn an Executive Master of Public Administration.

Sheriff Reese began his law enforcement career with the Multnomah County Sheriff ’s Office in 1989 where he served on the acclaimed safety action team. He was transferred to the Portland Police Bureau as part of the annexations of east Portland in 1994.

Mike rose through the ranks of the Police Bureau serving as a sergeant, lieutenant, captain and precinct commander. In 2010, he was appointed Chief of Police and served for four years. He came out of retirement in June 2015 to serve as the Interim Director of the Citizen’s Crime Commission and returned to the Multnomah County Sheriff ’s Office in June of 2016. He was sworn in as Sheriff on August 17, 2016.

Mike and Cindy have been married for more than twenty years. Together they raised three daughters – Alexandra, Rachel, and Rebecca.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing exemplary service by providing high quality and cost-effective prevention, intervention, and detention services to the community. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life in Multnomah County by reducing crime and the fear of crime through innovation, partnerships, and teamwork.

- Sheriff Michael Reese