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Travis Gullberg, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office veteran, takes reins in August.

PMG FILE PHOTO - Travis GullbergThe city of Gresham has selected a candidate who grew up within the community to lead the police department after a nationwide search.

On Monday morning, July 12, the city announced the hiring of Travis Gullberg to serve as the next Gresham Chief of Police.

"Mr. Gullberg has worked with Gresham Police for many years through his role at the Sheriff's Office," said Deputy City Manager Corey Falls. "He brings years of law enforcement experience, a passion for community engagement, and a dedication to building community trust to this position."

Gullberg grew up in Gresham, and has served with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office since 1998. He is the former chief of police for Troutdale, and currently helms the Community Partnership Unit and Transit Police Division.

With MCSO, he worked in patrol, public information, detective, search and rescue, river patrol and dive team. He also has a close working relationship with many of the officers in Gresham.

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF GRESHAM - Travis Gullberg will take over the Gresham Police Department in August. "My roots are here in Gresham, and I'm thrilled to be able to join the Gresham Police Department," Gullberg said.

He began his 25-year law enforcement career as an officer with the city of Rock Springs, Wyoming, in 1996. He received his bachelor of science in sociology and social work degree from Warner Pacific College and his graduate certificate in criminal justice education from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

"I have the utmost respect for Gresham officers," Gullberg said. "Together, I'm confident we will move forward and meet the call to serve this community."

He was a finalist for the position, which was left vacant after the unexpected departure of former Chief Robin Sells last February, alongside Michael Lester and Janie Schutz.

Gullberg will begin serving as chief in August after the completion of a background check.

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