As the Portland Police Bureau ended its long-standing reserve unit, the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) gained 18 new deputies who were sworn in by Sheriff Mike Reese this summer. Multnomah County Commissioner Lori Stegmann was on hand to congratulate the new deputies, including AOC public safety policy manager Patrick Sieng.

“It was such an honor to attend the swearing in ceremony and support our newest MCSO reserve deputies,” said Stegmann, who represents East Multnomah County. “These dedicated individuals have made a valuable commitment to our communities and we appreciate their service. I hope they inspire the next generation of public safety professionals from all across Multnomah County.”

Multnomah County, now with 35 total reserve deputies, has the largest reserve unit in the state. Reserve Deputies assist full-time deputies on patrol. The county recently entered agreements with the Cities of Fairview and Troutdale to provide patrol coverage within the two cities.

Sieng, who represents AOC at the legislature on public safety issues, was a reserve officer and sergeant with the Portland Police Bureau for 10 years.

“Serving the community in this way has been a great honor,” said Sieng.  “More importantly, it has given me a greater understanding and knowledge when it comes to working on public safety issues around the state.”

Also sworn in was Bob Ball, a long-time Portland developer who serves as chair of the Criminal Justice Commission.

Contributed by: Patrick Sieng | AOC Policy Manager