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.
Two weeks ago at a training meeting, The Citizen Patrollers were treated to a nice gift from kids in the Corbett School District. The Citizen Patrol volunteers received cards, thanking them for protecting the kids and keeping the school safe. One card in particular, thanked the Citizen Patrollers for opening the door so the student could carry her trombone more easily!
This display is in the Corbett Country Market. It was put together by Mary, one of our volunteers.
LATEST UPDATE: 5/15/17
Cyber-Crime and Fraud Info:
Last week I received an email that appeared to be from the company that hosts this website. The company is Weebly.com. It was a friendly billing reminder that the Sheriff's Office needed to pay the bill within a few weeks. I clicked on the link (which is not recommended) because I was simply in a hurry and I wanted to see when the payment was due. It said the payment was due in a few weeks. I thought this was odd because the Sheriff's Office had pre-paid for several years. I then logged into the Weebly account as I normally do. I confirmed that the account had been paid-out for several years! This email, that looked totally legitimate and real, was a fake. It's called "Phishing" aka "fishing". It's basically the same as a fisherman hanging out a nice tasty looking morsel of food with a nice, barbed hook hiding underneath.
In this case, the fraudster used the same logo and design as the actual website. I was being tempted to enter in my login info and password. Then I could enter in my valid credit card information to "pay" their bill. Upon doing so, the criminal(s) would have my login info, password and reign of my (or MCSO's) credit card. In this case I did the right thing; I deleted the email. Then I logged into my account the normal way to confirm when the account expired. I DID NOT USE THE LINK THAT WAS IN THE EMAIL.
BAD GUYS KNOW THAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE USE THE SAME LOGIN AND PASSWORD FOR MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS. By attending a recent "cyber crimes" class, I learned that once the criminal(s) get your password(s) through phishing techniques or other hacks, your login info may be sold on the "dark web". There are free programs that allow criminals to enter in one valid email address and password, and then the program will automatically attempt to login to hundreds of commonly used websites. After this "analysis" is complete, the criminal will have a list of all of the websites that can be accessed with your information! This information can then be sold or traded to other criminals.
The Sheriff emailed a link that allows citizens to view or listen to meetings with the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. The most recent meeting was on 5/4/17. Click HERE to access the website link.
Over the Easter weekend, someone broke into 21 out of the 60 locked Bridal Veil Post Office lockboxes and stole mail. This occurred sometime between Sunday 4/16 at 6:30AM and Monday 4/17 at 6:30AM. This is the smallest Post Office in the U.S. and it's over 100 years old. The lockboxes are a very old but decorative style and they will eventually be replaced with the modern, plain silver colored lockboxes. Click HERE for a photo of the damage. Click HERE for a mail theft info sheet from the Post Office.
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- ARPIL 2017
CLICK HERE FOR VOLGISITCS - Members can click here to enter their monthly volunteer hours (6-hour requirement to maintain status).