Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Failed to Comply with Veterans' Benefits Law, State Finds

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The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office broke the law when it failed to give special consideration to a veteran who applied for a promotion, the Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled this week.BOLI ordered the county to pay Sgt. Rod Edwards $50,000, to comply with the law by writing a "coherent, consistent, written and reasonable method by which to apply veterans’ preferences," and to ...   More
Friday, May 23, 2014 KATE WILLSON

Murmurs: More News About Deputies Than You Can Handle.

Multnomah County corrections deputies earlier this month voted narrowly not to endorse Sheriff Dan Staton for re-election. The vote, first reported at, marks a major shift for the Multnomah    More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 WW Editorial Staff

Meeting on Immigration Holds in County Jail Draws Dozens of Protestors, Sheriff Staton a No-Show


More than 50 protestors showed up to rally against Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton’s policy on Immigrations and Customs Enforcement holds at today's Board of County Commissioners meeting.Staton, however, did not. The sheriff was scheduled to explain to county commissioners why he’s only rejected 27 of 323 requests from federal officials to keep suspected undocumented immigrants despite ...   More
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

A Sheriff on Probation

The Multnomah County board prepares to crack down on Staton’s overtime spending.

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Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is about to see his runaway overtime spending put into lockdown. Staton routinely spends nearly twice the money he budgets for overtime, and he’s on pace to   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Mayor Sam Adams' Delay Prompts Multnomah County Sheriff to Close the File on River Patrol Plan (Updated With Adams' Response)


After waiting more than three months to hear back from Mayor Sam Adams about Adams' own plan to have Portland take over river-patrol duties, Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton on Tuesday sent Adams a stinging letter calling the matter "closed.""Unfortunately, even after numerous attempts by my staff to contact your office over the last three months, we have been unable to further the inquiry or come ...   More
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

Adams' River Patrol Proposal: Sheriff Mum, State Marine Board Deeply Skeptical


In his State of the City speech last month, Portland Mayor Sam Adams took Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton by surprise when Adams proposed that the city take over the sheriff's duty of providing law enforcement on local waterways.Adams said that by absorbing river-patrol costs (currently $1.8 million, according to city estimates), the city would let the county invest that money in cash-starved mental-health ...   More
Friday, March 18, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Staton Appointed Interim Sheriff (Over Randy Leonard's Pick)

It felt like a coronation when Multnomah County commissioners this morning unanimously voted to appoint county Sheriff's Lt. Dan Staton as the interim sheriff. But there was an interesting political back story behind that unanimous vote, a decision that touched off an eruption of applause from several dozen sheriff's office staffers in the room. Afterward, Staton (pictured above) stood by the door ...   More
Thursday, October 1, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Same as the Old Boss: New Sheriff Keeps Concealed Handgun-Holders Secret

Continuing a trend that started with his predecessor, interim Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton is refusing to reveal the names of people his office has licensed to carry a concealed handgun. The county attorney's office told WW this morning that Staton "has determined that the list of names requested is exempt from public disclosure" under the state's open-records law. Prior Multnomah ...   More
Monday, November 16, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Staton Shakes Up the Sheriff's Office (At Last)

After former Sheriff Bob Skipper promised but ultimately declined to make high-level changes at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, his new replacement has announced some big moves. Interim Sheriff Dan Staton, who replaced Skipper early this month, is removing Chief Deputy Ron Bishop as head of the sheriff's historically troubled Corrections Division. Staton announced the move in an internal ...   More
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 JAMES PITKIN


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