Sheriff Daniel Staton
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
501 SE Hawthorne, Suite 350
Portland, OR 97214
About Sheriff Staton:
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Sheriff Daniel W. Staton was born in California and moved to Oregon shortly thereafter. He attended Portland's Rose City Park Elementary School and graduated from Madison High School in 1977. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1978. Upon completing his Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, he was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington. He was honorably discharged in 1982. During his service in the USAF, he earned the Commendation Medal as well as Medals for Meritorious Service, Humanitarian Service and Good Conduct. He continued to serve his country from 1983 to 1989 in the Air National Guard in Massachusetts as well as Portland, Oregon. While with the Massachusetts Air National Guard he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He was honorably discharged from the Air National Guard in 1989.
Sheriff Staton attended Middlesex Community College where he earned an associates degree in Business Administration. He continued his education at Salem State College where he graduated with a degree in Accounting and Finance. He returned to Portland in 1987 and went to work for Automated Office Systems, a subsidiary of ALCO Standard, where he was employed as an Assistant Controller then as their Regional Inventory Manager.
In 1989, Sheriff Staton was hired by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. During his 20 years of service with MCSO he has served in leadership roles as a Lieutenant with the Training Unit for law enforcement, corrections and civilian staff; and managed the countywide exclusion process per Executive Order 122. In this role, he also coordinated certification and training with DPSST, procured offensive and defensive tools for the agency and established specialized training for staff in critical assignments.
As a Sergeant he provided leadership on the HAZMAT/Drug Lab Response Team, on the Search and Rescue Team, on the Dive Rescue Team and as an Internal Affairs Investigator. He was also a Sergeant for the Law Enforcement Division and in Court Services, which provide security for the Downtown Courthouse, the Donald E. Long Juvenile Justice facility as well as security operations for 5 other facilities including Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) and Inverness Jail (MCIJ). His experience has included staff management, planning and research, budget development, statistical analysis, writing and administration of grant programs, monitoring and updating agency procedures as well as supervising River Patrol operations for both the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. He has supervised shift operations, provided contract services for the cities of Maywood Park and Wood Village and acted as a Community Liaison and Resource Officer for the cities of Springdale and Corbett. Staton was also the Sheriff's Office representative to Commissioner Serena Cruz-Walsh's' Eastside Charter Team which focused on budget analysis and the restructuring of Eastside patrol coverage.
Staton has received commendations and/or citations as part of the Special Unit Hazardous Materials Team 3 by the City of Gresham (2007), a Unit Citation as part of the Special Investigations Unit/Clandestine Lab Team (2005); a MCSO letter of Commendation (2001); a MCSO Unit Citation as part of the Dive Rescue/Recovery Team (2000); another MCSO Letter of Commendation (1999); was given the "National Police Officer of the Year" Award by the Portland American Indian Community for his work on Cultural Sensitivity and Promoting Cultural Awareness (1998); was presented with the MCSO Sheriff's Award for Outstanding Service (1997); was given the MCSO Community Service Award and the Oregon State Sheriff's Association (OSSA) "Life Saving" Award (1995); and, in 1993 was awarded with the iconic "Medal of Valor" Award which has been awarded approximately 14 times in the 155 year history of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. He is considered to be one of the most decorated members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Staton was named the Assistant Sheriff in September 2009 and sworn as interim Sheriff November 5, 2009 and elected to his four year term in 2010.
From OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office In Action
OREGON SHERIFF Magazine News
Winter, 2013 – On October 23, 2013, the Multnomah County
Sheriff’s Office coordinated a public safety cleanup
effort in the Thousand Acre/Sandy River Delta.
Deputies from MCSO were joined by officers from
Troutdale and Gresham Police Department along
with officers from the United States Forest Service,
Union Pacific Railroad and Oregon State Patrol
in a cooperative outreach, clean-up and enforcement
effort to remove a proliferation of unlawful
campsites in the Thousand Acre/Sandy River
Delta area creating environmental and public
safety hazards. Deputies posted notices at illegal
campsites as they were located in the weeks leading
up to the clean-up effort. In addition, JOIN
outreach volunteers worked to provide resource
information and options to unlawful campers.
Department of Human Services staff were on-site
during the clean-up and available if assistance was
requested. During the one day clean-up effort,
over 10,000 pounds of refuse was removed from
the scenic areas around Thousand Acres and the
Sandy River Delta. There were no arrests and no
citations issued during this mission.
On October 31, 2013, the Multnomah County
Inverness Jail (MCIJ) commemorated its 25th
Anniversary. Originally opened on October 31,
1988, with a capacity of 210 jail beds as a medium
security adult corrections facility, the jail has since
undergone two expansions and now has a current
capacity of 1037 available jail beds. Several former
and current MCSO staff members were recognized
for their contributions as part of the original
transition team for the facility in 1988.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office is in the
process of implementing a new agreement with
Securus Technologies and through their partnership
with TouchPay Holdings, LLC, to provide
automated inmate trust account payment services
along with video visitation and digital delivery of
services to inmates in custody.
Kiosks are being installed in the lobby of both jail
facilities and will provide expanded deposit and
payment options for friends and family. Deposits
may also be made via a secure website portal, a
toll-free 800#, and in the future through Touch-
Pay enabled kiosks at walk-in retail locations.
A kiosk will also be installed in the booking area
to automate offender booking deposits at MCSO.
The kiosk will count offender’s coin and cash
in bulk during the booking process, which will
relieve MCSO personnel from having to manually
count incoming coin and cash. Video visitation
and other digital services to the inmates will be
rolled out in future phases as kiosk installations