Sheriff's office names new chief for Troutdale
The top law-enforcement position in Troutdale will be changing hands as Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Cmdr. Monte Reiser takes a new job, and Capt. Travis Gullberg steps in as his replacement.
Reiser, who had served as Troutdale's lead sheriff's deputy, was promoted to chief deputy in February His promotion created a vacancy in Troutdale's top law enforcement spot. .
Reiser introduced Gullberg as his replacement when they appeared at the Troutdale City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
"Councilors, I can tell you from my recent discussions with Capt. Gullberg that Travis is very exited to begin in this new position," Reiser said. "I can't think of a more qualified, respected member of local law enforcement and exemplary member of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to be your next and best ever chief."
The cities of Troutdale, Fairview and Wood Village contract with the sheriff's office to provide policing services. As part of the contract, MCSO provides each city with a deputy who serves as that city's "chief of police."
Reiser has worked for MCSO since 1993, and served in Troutdale's top spot for three years. Gullberg started working as an MCSO patrol deputy in 1998, and has advanced up the ranks to captain.
Gullberg is leaving his post as the captain of MCSO's professional standards unit.
At the Jan. 22 council meeting, patrol deputies stood in the back of the room to show their support of the top brass.
Gullberg informed the council he is looking forward to working with Troutdale City Manager Ray Young and the city's management team.
"The council should know, while it seems like we're saying goodbye to Monte, he's actually not moving that far," Gullberg said. "He'll be in the bigger office next to mine. Please know I will lean on him for his leadership and guidance as we work toward fulfilling the contract for the city of Troutdale."
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