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The City of Damascus
contracts with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide four full-time sheriff deputies and one half-time sheriff deputy for City police services. Prior to this contract, one full-time sheriff deputy served the area from Damascus to Government Camp. Expanded law enforcement was one of the top priorities expressed by citizens of the City of Damascus. An advantage to entering into an agreement with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office instead of creating the City's own police department is access to all of the specialized units, such as Investigations, Crime Reconstruction and Forensics Team, Crime Prevention, and Hazardous Materials. The City alone could not fund these support services.