Salem, Oregon (February 21, 2022) – The Salem Police Foundation (SPF) held its eleventh annual Breakfast with the Chief fundraiser on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. This year the program was back to an in-person event, held at Salem Convention Center. During this annual event, participants get to hear a Year in Review overcap to learn about what the Foundation has made possible for the community and in support of our Officers.
Withnell Motor Company was the 2022 Title Sponsor, and in conjunction with 35 other Salem businesses and non-profits the Foundation brought in over $60,000 in corporate sponsorships even before the event began. Thank you to our friends at Cherry City Metals, Grove Mueller & Swank, Pioneer Trust Bank, Walery’s Premium Pizza, Bark Boys Inc, Magoo’s Sports Bar, McGinty Belcher & Hamilton, Northside Electric, 911 Supply, Rich Duncan Construction Inc, Salem Health, and over 20 more local organizations for your support! These donations made it possible for 100% of the donations to the 2022 event to go directly towards the Foundation’s fundraising purposes. Overall, the event raised over $100k!
Chief Trevor Womack discussed the efforts that have recently gone into the roll out of Salem Police Department’s 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, which focuses on Safety, Legitimacy, and Excellence. Chief Womack came to Salem from Stockton, California. He is a second-generation police officer with 30+ years of service.
Over the last decade, generous citizens have helped the SPF purchase critical safety and crime investigatory tools such as the city’s Mobile Command Center, crime cameras, K-9 officer dogs, a fingerprint fuming chamber, an all-terrain utility vehicle, and a Forensics Fingerprint Recovery System. This past year there were two notable additions provided by the Foundation: 1) Brigid the Comfort K-9 and 2) the opening of the Jerry Moore Scholarship program.
The Foundation is still accepting donations toward its work. www.SalemPoliceFoundation.org.
About the Salem Police Foundation: The Salem Police Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(C)3 dedicated to supporting the Salem Police Department. www.SalemPoliceFoundation.org.