Molly McDade Hood (Pronouns: She/her)

Sergeant Molly McDade began her career with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in July of 1995. As the current Jail Human Trafficking Sergeant she documents trends, tattoos and discusses relationships with suspected traffickers and victims of sex trafficking in addition to gathering, processing, analyzing and disseminating jail intelligence. She assists in gathering evidence to indict and prosecute individuals who continue to commercially sexually exploit juvenile and adult victims. This evidence assists in corroborating the victim story, attempts to reduce witness tampering and threats while leading to convictions. Through her identification and victim centered focus she is able to connect victims who may be incarcerated for other offenses with services to lead a healthier lifestyle. 

In partnership with Information Technology partners Molly has developed a robust Human Trafficking specific Intelligence and information sharing relational database utilized in ongoing investigations to organize, analyze and disseminate information with agency partners. Through this collaborative effort and database early identification of suspected traffickers and victims has been realized enhancing case collaboration. With a goal to assist in state, regional and national collaboration Molly hopes to implement this relational database to further collaborative efforts of law enforcement and reduce harm and additional trauma for victims of trafficking. 

Molly resides in Inner North/Northeast Portland where she was born and has raised her three adult children and one granddaughter. She is a fifth generation Oregonian and has been cited in historical books based on the Oregon Trail. She is the keeper of five original letters from her Great, Great Grandmother who traveled as an independent woman to Oregon in 1852.