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Sheriff promises to collaborate, build trust amid post election controversies

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The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office released an informational video Thursday, regarding the community’s expectations during the days following the election.

In the YouTube video, Sheriff Michael Reese outlined the sheriff office’s core values of community safety, trust and a sense of belonging.

The sheriff explains that is normal to feel uncertain during times of transition. He reiterates that his office’s top priority is keeping the community safe.

“I view this time as an opportunity for us to work alongside our community to communicate and collaborate over shared priorities in all aspects of local government, especially public safety,” said Sheriff Reese.

Amid the presidential election protests, Reese said his deputies will do their best to maintain trust with every person they encounter and to serve Multnomah County “fairly, honestly and with pride.”

“The expectation of our community is that we continue to provide equitable access to public safety services and enforce the laws we have sworn to uphold while treating those we encounter with dignity and respect,” he said.

More demonstrations protesting the election of Donald Trump are expected Friday. 

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