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A deputy from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will be stationed in Estacada starting this week

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is now providing law enforcement services in Estacada.

After the city's contract with the Sandy Police Department ended earlier this week, the sheriff's office began responding to Estacada's calls on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Deputy David Fooladjoush will be stationed in Estacada 40 hours per week. There will be an additional part-time deputy working in the city beginning sometime next year.

In addition to these officers, there is another deputy stationed in neighboring unincorporated Clackamas County.

Though city and school leaders initially hoped to contract with the county for a school resource officer, one will not be available immediately because of staffing levels and the length of train-

ing.

Earlier this year, Estacada city councilors opted to explore different options for law enforcement services, including continuing to contract with the Sandy Police Department under a different agreement. Though Sandy opted not to submit a bid, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office did.

Estacada contracted with Sandy for police services for five years, starting in 2013. Prior to that, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office provided law enforcement in the city.

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