Breakfast with the Chief is coming February 22, 2017 at Roth’s Hospitality Center in West Salem. Sponsor the breakfast and help us raise funds for a Mobile Command Center for the City. Click here for the great sponsor benefits. Our goal is to raise well over $50,000 at this breakfast. Click here to find out more!
Salem Police Foundation Sponsors Pink Police Car Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Salem, OR, The Salem Police Foundation has sponsored a pink police car thanks to a generous donation from McGinty & Belcher Attorneys. The car was unveiled at the Department on Sept. 30 to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Volunteers Honored at Annual Luncheon
The Salem Police Department honored a few of their nearly 110 volunteers at their Annual Volunteer Luncheon last Thursday. Among those in attendance were Mayor Anna Peterson and Police Chief Jerry Moore, who announced honors to volunteers. Peterson presented Lorna Omdahl with the At Your Service Award for her outstanding commitment to volunteering for the […]
K-9 Course Rehab Successful
K-9 Course Rehab Successful The Salem Police Department and the Salem Police Foundation held a K-9 Course Rehab Day on June 4. Temperatures of nearly 100 degrees didn’t deter volunteers from preparing the ground, building and painting the course structures that help prepare our K-9 officers for work in our community. A big thank you […]
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Thank you to all our generous sponsors at the Breakfast with the Chief event!
Chief Jerry Moore: ‘Salem is responding differently’
Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore addressed a foundation audience Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the fourth annual Breakfast with the Chief. Here is the text of his remarks. I would be less than honest if I told you this hasn’t been an interesting, and tough year for law enforcement. In the 37 years I’ve been a […]
Students ride to school in a SWAT vehicle
Several Pringle Elementary School students rode to school in the Salem Police SWAT vehicle last year. It was one of the prize items parents arranged for their children at the 2014 Breakfast with the Chief. Rides-to-school and school visits by one of the police department’s K-9s are just a few of the special auction items […]
Ten Salem officers, call taker honored by OPOA
Eleven members of the Salem Police Department received honors at the Oregon Peace Officers Association’s 45th annual awards banquet Friday, Nov. 7. Pictured above, left to right, are Chief Jerry Moore, Sgt. Stephen Smith, Officer Oscar Zambrano, Officer Omar DeMarco, Officer Robert Owings, Officer David Smith, Officer Joe Miller and Deputy Chief Jim Ferraris. The OPOA honored more than 90 criminal justice […]
Officer saves life, credits trauma kits as ‘priceless’
A trauma kit—one of 192 issued to all Salem police officers last year—made all the difference to one man last December when Officer Kristy Fitzpatrick used the kit to save his life. Fitzpatrick and two other officers were called to a motel room in North Salem following a report of a man attacking a woman […]
Respect for Salem PD grows with night on patrol
Katelyn Weaver, a sophomore at Corban University, had an opportunity to test her resolve to become a police officer when she rode along with Salem Police Officer Erik Ammon one night shift last week. Did the experience shake her resolve? It did not. If anything, her night on Salem’s streets reinforced her career goal. “I […]