About The Salem Police Foundation

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Salem Police Foundation is to Promote Community Support for the Salem Police Department.

Vision Statement

To enhance public safety by supporting the Salem Police Department, its members, and the community.


  • Employee Recognition and Development
  • Community Outreach/Partnerships/Recruitment/Crime Prevention/Awareness
  • Service Enhancements
  • Assistance for Department Members and their Families
  • Special Projects

Our Board

  • Dan Wellert, President
  • Cyndi Leinassar, Vice President
  • Michelle Morrow, Secretary
  • John D. Hawkins, Treasurer
  • Kathy Belcher, Board Member
  • Jerry Thompson, Board Member
  • Rich Kansky, Board Member
  • Sen. Jackie Winters, Honorary Member
  • Chief Jerry Moore, Ex Officio Member
  • Mary Louise VanNatta, APR, CAE, Executive Director
  • Claudia Vorse, Associate Director