Welcome to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Citizen Patrol volunteer program website. We are based out of Corbett, Oregon (just east of Portland), in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Our band of volunteers are trained citizen-volunteers that act as extra "eyes and ears" for our deputies. The volunteers patrol with a partner to help reduce crime; particularly vehicle break-ins at places like Multnomah Falls. They also assist at numerous community events and are trained to assist police and fire personnel in the event of a disaster or other large-scale emergency. Members have all been vetted via an application process and background check. Monthly trainings insure that our volunteers are professional and proficient. If you're interested in joining, please contact Deputy Graziano (see contact info on the "About" page) and you can do a ride-along or a training session with the members.
LATEST UPDATE: 3/23/17
From an email from Multnomah County Land Use:
Multnomah County has scheduled a meeting to gather community feedback on the Land Use Planning Division’s Code Compliance Program. The County will be reviewing the existing code compliance program over the next year, this is the first step in the process. The goal of the meeting is to provide an overview of the existing compliance program and solicit feedback from the community about the process.
Planning Director Mike Cerbone and some of his staff will provide an overview of the current code compliance process. They will answer questions and want your feedback about what aspects of the current process that work well, and which could be improved. They want to hear from the community. Please join the County Staff for the meeting to learn more about our process and provide guidance for future revisions to the program.
Tuesday, March 28th, 6:30 to 8PM at Corbett Grange, 37492 Grange Hall Road, Corbett, OR 97019.
Michael Cerbone, AICP
A postal clerk advised that package theft has been a problem primarily on the west end of Corbett/Springdale in the areas of Lampert, Ogden Rd. etc.. This seems to be occurring on Sundays when Amazon deliveries are made. In some cases, opened packages have been left on the porch with the contents stolen.
Mails thefts that were occurring a few weeks ago have tapered. However, mail was stolen even from locked mailboxes. Some of the cheaper-quality mailboxes had their locks or doors pried open. The clerk recommends "Fort Knox" mailboxes that are nearly impossible to pry open with small hand tools. Also be sure that if you do get one of these mailboxes, be sure that the actual mailbox is secured to a strong post, otherwise the entire mailbox could simply be removed. You may also be able to see if any post office boxes are available at the Post Office.
Please visit the updated "Be on the Lookout" (BOLO) page.
Two weekends ago, around 2AM, suspects were heard shooting in the parking lot of the Bridal Veil Post Office. As a deputy arrived the suspects fled in a vehicle at a high rate of speed while an occupant yelled obscenities at the deputy. As the car accelerated, a rifle, handguns and ammunition slid off the hood of the car. The car was later found wrecked along I84 near the Sandy River. The suspects were not located and an investigation is pending.
We've found that some homeless camps have popped-up further east of the Sandy River than previous camps. New camps are on the hillside, south of the railroad tracks, around milepost 20. There is an huge amount of garbage and our Sheriff's Office Homeless Outreach deputies are aware. These clean ups are generally a very labor intensive effort costing thousands of dollars in labor and dump fees.
Our FREE, 5th Annual, 2017 Youth Academy is quickly approaching! East Multnomah County Teenagers, ages 14-17 are encouraged to apply. Click HERE for an informational flyer. If your child wishes to apply, they'll need to fill out the following two forms:
1) Application & Waiver
2) School Recommendation Form
Also, our Citizen Patrol program is actively seeking new members. If you'd like stop by one of our upcoming trainings to see if you find the program interesting, please contact Deputy Joe Graziano (contact info is on the "About" page).
CORBETT COMMUNITY WEBSITE (access the monthly Crime Logs)
VACATION HOUSE CHECK REQUEST: Fill this out and return it to the email address listed on the form. Deputies will then be automatically be dispatched to your residence at random times per by our Dispatch Center. For your convenience, you may also call our Sheriff's Office Records Unit (503-988-7300) and they can fill out the form for you. If you plan to have your residence occupied by a friend or family member, at any time while you're away, please DO NOT request a vacation house check. We do not want to have potential "run-ins" due to miscommunication about who should or should not be present.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WEBSITE
MULTNOMAH COUNTY ROADS WEBSITE
SHERIFF REESE'S VIDEO ADDRESS- MARCH 2017
CLICK HERE FOR VOLGISITCS - Members can click here to enter their monthly volunteer hours (6-hour requirement to maintain status).