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  • Explore new career opportunities with Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
    on November 16, 2023 at 2:35 pm

    Explore career opportunities in corrections, law enforcement, facility security and professional support roles at the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO).A career at MCSO offers highly competitive compensation, great medical coverage, retirement pension options, generous paid time off, and a variety of other exceptional benefits. At MCSO, we strive for continuous improvement. We serve everyone with dignity and respect, and we have the courage to do what is right. Come join the more than 750 dedicated employees who are creating a safe and thriving community for all.Learn more about our current job openings, including positions as a Corrections Deputy and Deputy Sheriff, and review frequently asked questions about our application process on our website.Join our team – Agency video

  • Two arrested during financial crimes investigation; guns and drugs seized (Photo)
    on November 9, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    On November 8, 2023, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Detectives Unit, Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and the U.S. Marshals Service served a search warrant at a residence in Northeast Portland related to a financial crimes investigation. During the search, commercial quantities of cocaine and fentanyl and two firearms were seized. 44-year-old Paul Hall was arrested and booked on one count of Possession of Weapon (firearm) by a Felon. 46-year-old James Hartley was arrested and booked on 12 counts of Aggravated Identity Theft, 11 counts of Aggravated Theft in the First Degree, 4 counts of Theft in the First Degree, and single counts of Laundering a Monetary Instrument, Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine (attempted), Unlawful Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance (fentanyl), and Possession of Weapon (firearm) by a Felon. The investigation, led by MCSO’s Detectives Unit, is ongoing.

  • Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Detectives Unit arrests Kevin Dahlgren, additional victims sought (Photo)
    on October 31, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested 53-year-old Kevin Dahlgren on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, following a 19-count Grand Jury indictment.The MCSO Detectives Unit opened a criminal investigation into Dahlgren after receiving a referral by the Gresham Police Department on March 23, 2023, regarding alleged theft and misuse of his official position while employed as a homeless services specialist for the City of Gresham. Dahlgren later resigned from the position on March 30.Dahlgren was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center today on the following charges:Seven counts of Theft in the First DegreeFive counts of Identity TheftTwo counts of Aggravated Identity TheftFive counts of Official Misconduct in the First DegreeAdditional victims have been identified, but not located. Anyone who has had contact with Dahlgren in his capacity as an outreach worker is asked to contact MCSO Detective Dylan Lerch at or call the MCSO Tip Line at 503-988-0560.MCSO is releasing Dahlgren’s booking photo to the public to assist in the identification of additional criminal activity. Per Oregon House Bill 3273, Section 1(c), a law enforcement agency may release a booking photo to the public, if the law enforcement agency determines that there is a law enforcement purpose for the release, including but not limited to. assistance with the apprehension of a fugitive or suspect in a criminal investigation or the identification of additional criminal activity. We believe many of the people Dahlgren interacted with in the capacity of his role as an outreach worker may not remember his name, but may recognize his image.The investigation is ongoing, and the Sheriff’s Office will not be providing an additional comment at this time.Image description: Booking photo of Kevin Dahlgren 

  • UPDATE: Adult in Custody Death at Multnomah County Detention Center
    on October 27, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Update on 10/27/23:Next of kin notifications are complete. The deceased is identified as 51-year-old Tera Anne Harris. She was booked into MCSO custody on 12/30/21.No further information will be released at this time, as the death investigation is ongoing. Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Medical Examiner’s Office.Initial news release on 10/26/23:On Thursday, October 26, 2023, at about 5:10 p.m., an adult in custody was found unresponsive in their cell at the Multnomah County Detention Center. A corrections deputy immediately called for jail medical staff and corrections and medical personnel began performing life saving measures. Despite those efforts, the adult in custody was pronounced deceased by AMR paramedics. As standard protocol, the East County Major Crimes Team responded to perform the death investigation, in conjunction with the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.The person’s identity is being withheld until next of kin notifications are completed.Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Medical Examiner’s Office. No further comment will be made at this time.

  • MCSO deputies arrest reckless driver who eluded, drove dangerously through multiple communities (Photo)
    on October 18, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, around 6 p.m., a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who was investigating a shots fired call in the Larch Mountain area east of Corbett, attempted to make an investigatory contact with a person who was acting suspicious. After refusing to engage with the deputy, the man got in his vehicle and drove away westbound down E Larch Mountain Road in a reckless manner. The deputy followed behind the man’s Ford Escort and observed him cross the center line. When the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, the man did not pull over and eluded the deputy.The deputy did not pursue the Ford Escort, but radioed the vehicle’s description and the direction it was last seen traveling to other patrol units. An MCSO airplane was able to locate the vehicle from the air as it traveled through the communities of Corbett and Springdale.  Even though he was not being pursued, the man continued to drive recklessly westbound on E. Historic Columbia River Highway. With the help of updates from the air support unit, a sergeant was able to position himself ahead of the suspect and deployed a spike strip in Springdale, successfully puncturing at least one tire. The driver did not stop and continued driving recklessly through the cities of Troutdale, Wood Village and Fairview.  As the driver continued to drive, the flattened tire began disintegrating. Even when there was no rubber left on the wheel, the driver continued to elude, driving on a bare rim. With continued directional updates from the air, patrol units were able to position themselves ahead of the Ford Escort. The vehicle was ultimately brought to a stop in the area of NE Halsey Street and NE 196th Avenue in Gresham.The driver of the Ford Escort, 59-year-old Steven Thomas Fitzpatrick, was arrested and booked on Felony Elude, Reckless Driving and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. He also had numerous warrants for his arrest.  The case will be forwarded to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

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