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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.”

November 22, 2023 – Sheriff's office warns of phone scam impersonating members

November 9, 2023 – Two arrested during financial crimes investigation; guns and drugs seized

October 31, 2023 – Detectives Unit arrests Kevin Dahlgren, additional victims sought 

October 26, 2023 – Adult in Custody Death at Multnomah County Detention Center 

October 18, 2023 – MCSO deputies arrest reckless driver who eluded, drove dangerously through multiple communities

September 27, 2023 – Sheriff's office hosts Facility Security Officer hiring event

September 16, 2023 – Human trafficking mission results in 10 arrests

September 13, 2023 – Sheriff's office warns of phone scam impersonating members

September 7, 2023 – Update: Fairview man sentenced to 25 years in prison

August 15, 2023 – Multnomah County Sheriff's Office returning to "open booking" policy

August 9, 2023 – Sheriff Morrisey O'Donnell requests independent review of adult in custody death investigations

August 3, 2023 – Community letter from Multnomah County Sheriff Nicole Morrisey O’Donnell on recent deaths in custody

August 2, 2023 – Adult in Custody Death at Multnomah County Detention Center

July 28, 2023 – Investigation leads to largest illegal fentanyl seizure in agency history (photos & videos available)

July 21, 2023 – Statement from the Multnomah County Sheriff on recent adult in custody deaths 

July 21, 2023 – Adult in Custody Death at Multnomah County Inverness Jail

July 15, 2023 – Shooting in Fairview leads to arrest

July 6, 2023 – 38 derelict boats turned-in during first six months of boat disposal program

July 3, 2023 – Multnomah Falls hiking death update

June 27, 2023 – Adult in custody death at Inverness Jail

June 26, 2023 – Vehicles struck by thrown rocks in Fairview

June 21, 2023 – Update: Adult in custody death at Multnomah County Detetion Center

June 16, 2023 – Adult in custody death at the Multnomah County Detention Center

June 12, 2023 – Update: Victim and suspect in domestic violence homicide identified

June 5, 2023 – Domestic violence homicide under investigation

June 1, 2023 – Investigation into Kyron Horman's disappearance ongoing

May 16, 2023 – Adult In Custody Death At Multnomah County Detention Center

May 4, 2023 – Adult in Custody Death at Multnomah County Inverness Jail

April 27, 2023 – Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious death, seeking tips

April 25, 2023 – Jeremy Levi Gurtner homicide investigation continues

April 10, 2023 – Multnomah County Sheriff's Office hosting corrections deputy hiring event

March 29, 2023 – Suspect rams patrol vehicle, causes head on collision on I-405 Tuesday night

March 20, 2023 – Sheriff's office warns of phone scam impersonating members

March 17, 2023 – Months-long investigation results in child sex abuse conviction, justice for family

March 14, 2023 – Two people arrested, charged after bus driver assaulted in Northeast Portland 

February 27, 2023 – Prolific identity theft suspect wanted, victims urged to file a police report

February 21, 2023 – Suspect identified in Saturday's deputy-involved shooting

February 18, 2023 – East County Major Crimes Team Investigates Deputy Involved Shooting

February 14, 2023 – Transit Police Division investigates fatal crash in Northeast Portland

January 27, 2023 – Multnomah County Sheriff statement on death of Tyre Nichols

January 4, 2023 – Nicole Morrisey O'Donnell sworn-in as first female Sheriff of Multnomah County

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.

*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, classification records, jail video), 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 all other inquiries or 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                                                          
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 350                                                      
Portland, OR 97214                                                                                                             

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