Former Portland Police Chief Mike Reese said Friday he plans to run for Multnomah County Sheriff.
“I’m looking forward for election as sheriff at the next opportunity," Reese said.
Current Sheriff Dan Staton is retiring in August, following allegations of corruption and retaliation against staff.
Reese declined to comment on Staton. But Portland's former top cop will take over as interim sheriff when Staton leaves in this summer.
Staton said in a note to staff Friday that Reese would join the office as undersheriff in mid-June.