Citizen Patrol

Aug 29, 2015 Comments Off on Citizen Patrol by

Citizen Patrol

The Citizen Patrol is a trained group of volunteers organized to increase the safety and livability in the Columbia River Gorge.

They walk and drive their neighborhood streets, parks, schools and businesses to report problems and to deter crime.  They may be seen assisting a deputy with traffic control or assisting at a community event.  They wear identifiable clothing and a photo ID card issued by the Sheriff’s Office. Select here for our web site!

Members have successfully passed background checks and a screening process with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. They take an active role in assisting law enforcement by patrolling areas with a partner and focusing on locations with known problems.  One of their primary missions is to deter vehicle break-ins at popular tourist destinations, in parking lots and at trailheads.

Citizen Patrollers are also trained in disaster preparedness and emergency response in support of law enforcement and fire personnel.  Monthly trainings are offered on a variety of topics that may include: patrol tactics, intercultural communication, parking warnings, radio/disaster drills or “confrontational simulation” scenarios.  Members are required to volunteer a minimum of 48-hours per year.

The Multnomah Falls Lodge, the Springdale Job Corps and the Corbett Fire Department have all graciously hosted some of our training meetings.

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A Citizen Patrol is a great way to meet like-minded people, contribute to your community, and get some exercise too!

If you’re interested in joining, please contact the county volunteer coordinator at 503-988-3390 or via email at: volunteer.services@mcso.us .

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The Corbett Community Resource Officer, Deputy Joe Graziano, is the liaison officer for the Citizen Patrol.

If you’d like to request Citizen Patrol assistance for your community event or if you’d like to make a tax deductible donation for our equipment and training please contact Deputy Graziano. You may call him for additional information prior to beginning the application process.  He may be reached via voicemail at 503-849-1206.  And the 24-hour non-emergency Dispatch at 503-823-3333.

or email at joseph.graziano@mcso.us.

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For Active Members

You can select this link and then scroll down to “MCSO VIC” at the bottom of the page to enter Volgistics for your monthly hours.

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Corbett Oregon is located between the Sandy River and Crown Point on the Columbia River Historic Highway. We are at the mouth of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge twenty miles east of Portland on the way to Hood River.
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