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Troutdale officers to become sheriff's employees

Swearing-in ceremony June 30 at Mt. Hood Community College


Starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 26 Troutdale Police Department members will be sworn in as members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. The public ceremony has been a long time coming, with early discussions on the consolidation occurring three years ago.

“It's a celebration,” said Lt. Steve Alexander, MCSO public information officer. “We want to be as transparent as possible. It's a good thing.”

Following the swearing in, the first patrol for newly-appointed sheriff employees will begin. Alexander said the sheriff's office would love the community to attend the ceremony, but the larger issue is making sure the community feels informed.

“We've been participating in several public events in Troutdale, to raise awareness,” he said. “It's a positive step in the consolidation of the sheriff's office.”

The new MCSO employees will be sworn in by Sheriff Daniel Staton at the Visual Arts room at Mt. Hood Community College, 26000 S.E. Stark St.

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