Multnomah County Sheriff

Employer / Organization

Multnomah County

Next Election

May 17, 2022

Filing Window

Sep 09, 2021 - Mar 08, 2022


A County Sheriff is the head county law enforcement officer and oversees the county’s law enforcement department, including the deputies and administrative support for the Sheriff’s Department. County Sheriff’s typically enforce the law in unincorporated areas within a county, but they also will sometimes provide law enforcement services to municipalities that do not have their own police department. County Sheriffs are also in charge of county jails, and are sometimes called upon to serve subpoenas, protection orders, and eviction notices. The salary of this position is estimated at $151,000.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps. 1) Contact the Multnomah County Elections Division to verify that your address qualifies for the position and that you meet any other requirements (like living in the district for a certain period of time). 2) Arrange to obtain the filing documents from the clerk/secretary's office. It is understood that first time or beginning candidates may need someone to review the paperwork with them, so it is useful to stop by the office in person during normal business hours, or arrange a time that you can speak with someone while picking up the filing papers. 3) Submit the filing papers and any other necessary documents to the city clerk/secretary during the required timeframe. The filing window for this position is 70 days prior to the election. Candidacy filing papers can be acquired at and are submitted to the Multnomah County Elections Division's office, which can be reached by phone at 503-988-3720 or [email protected]

Submit application to:
Multnomah County Elections, 1040 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR, 97214, US