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Press Releases

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.” 

January 6, 2022 – Investigation Update: Bank Robbery and Officer-Involved Shooting

January 6, 2022 – Landslide threat continues in the Columbia River Gorge

January 5, 2022 – Gresham Police and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Officer Involved Shooting, Bank Robbery Investigation Update

Roads reopen following officer involved shooting, bank robbery investigation

Suspect in Bank Robbery, Officer-Involved Shooting Identified

January 3, 2022 – Update on fatal pedestrian collision that occurred in Troutdale

January 1, 2022 – Restrictions on release of jail booking photos go into effect Jan 1, 2022

December 23, 2021 – Transit Police Division seeks public's assistance to identify a suspect

December 21, 2021 – DA Schmidt and Sheriff Reese announce jail deputy pleads guilty to official misconduct 

December 10, 2021 – Multnomah County Sheriff's Office STOP data published

December 9, 2021 – Deputies respond to report of a drowning in Troutdale

November 16, 2021 – Law enforcement seeking public assistance in locating an individual wanted for attempted murder

November 13, 2021  – Two adults in custody after striking MCSO patrol car

November 8, 2021 – Teen identified after fatal accident at Troutdale Park

Public Records Requests

How do I submit a public records request?

Quick Public Records Request Links


How do I submit a public records request?
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.

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.


Please be advised that there may be a fee to cover staff time researching and retrieving the documents. You will be notified of estimated fees and costs in advance. Payment is required before MCSO will produce the documents. The fee may be reduced or waived if it is determined the release of the information is in the interest of the public.

Why pay a fee? The Public Records Law expressly authorizes public agencies to establish reasonable fees to be reimbursed for the actual costs of making the records available. Actual costs may include materials and mailing expenses, as well as staff time spent locating, reviewing, copying records or supervising a person’s inspection of original records.

Fees are set by the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners each fiscal year and can be reviewed in the Master Fee Schedule updated annually.

How much does it cost?

  • Accident report/ crime or police report, (up to two pages): $15
  • Additional pages: $2 per page
  • Archive record request: $45
  • Standard file search: $45 per search
  • Custom file search: $50 per search
  • Booking photo reproduction: $10
  • Photo CD: $50
  • Employee time: $50 per hour

*If you are a victim, there is no charge for report copies. However, there may be additional charges for other types of records or documents.

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Quick Public Records Request Links:
To request corrections records information, (persons in custody or charges), please use this form: MCSO Corrections Records Request

To request a police report written by a patrol deputy, please use this form: Police Report Request

To submit a records request on behalf of a news organization, please use this form: Media Records Request

For information not under the other categories, please use this form: Other Records Request

Questions? Contact MCSO Public Records at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mail option:

Public Records Request
Communications Unit
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 350
Portland, OR 97214

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 Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Communications Unit/ PIO                                                   Office: (503) 988-2300
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 350                                                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Portland, OR 97214                                                                                                             

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