Salem, Oregon (Feb. 5, 2021,) – On Wed. March 3, 2021, Salem citizens are invited to attend the 10th Annual Virtual Breakfast with the Chief at 8:00 am. The event is a fundraiser for the Salem Police Foundation (SPF), the official nonprofit of the Salem Police Department. The hour-long program will focus on officer wellness […]
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, 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.
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 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 all our generous sponsors at the Breakfast with the Chief event!
Thanks to community support, the Salem Police Foundation was able to provide the Salem Police Department with a Tactical Forensic Device, also known as The VAMPIRE. The collection of forensic evidence at an incident scene needs to be efficient, especially when time is of the essence and critical information is needed. The VAMPIRE is a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Saving lives and capturing armed criminals earned special recognition to several Salem police officers by the Oregon Peace Officers Association last month. At the association’s annual awards banquet, the officers received awards, including citations for lifesaving, distinguished service, public service, medal of honor and medal of valor. Here are the citations from the OPOA: Medal […]
Mike and Bev Carrick, flanked by the Salem Police command staff Salem Police have a new fuming chamber for processing fingerprints, thanks to the donation by Mike and Bev Carrick to the Salem Police Foundation. Mike responded to the need for the chamber during the Breakfast with the Chief event last February. His gift allowed […]
On the evening of August 11, 2012, officers from the Salem Police Department responded to assist the Benton County Sheriff’s deputies trying to apprehend an armed subject who had run from a stolen car. When located, the suspect opened fire on the officers, injuring two of the officers. One of the officers was severely injured […]
The Oregon Peace Officers Association honored several Salem police officers last month for actions in life-threatening situations. Among the awards were a Medal of Honor, a Medal of Valor, a Purple Heart and several lifesaving awards. An officer-involved shooting incident Aug. 11 in Benton County resulted in the arrest of a suspect, and five Salem officers were […]
The Salem Police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team is on-call to engage “unique circumstances,” and the Salem Police Foundation salutes the team for completing 35 years of service to the Salem community. “Each mission has the same goal, which is to maintain the safety and welfare of the victim, as well as the suspect,” […]
More than 30,000 Salem children have been exposed to the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), and the Salem Police Foundation has pledged to raise funds to support the program. Developed in 1983, the program has been active in Salem since 1992. Each year Officer Craig Seibel reaches about 1,000 students in the fifth grade in […]
By Jerry Moore My dad, Larry Moore, didn’t steer me toward a law enforcement career, but he had a large influence on my career choice. He owned Commercial Business Supply, which abutted the Smoke Shop, one of the most interesting bars this city has ever seen. Every day, as I worked for my dad, I […]
Salem Police Officer Joe Miller is getting part of the financial help he needs to expand his program at South Salem High School that gives young men what he calls an alternative to “hanging out with friends and getting into mischief.” The Salem Police Foundation raised more than $15,000 at Breakfast with the Chief on […]
Readers of the Statesman Journal woke up this morning to meet Salem Police Officer Sean Cooper and his canine partner, Cito. The team patrols parts of North Salem and comes to the aid of other officers searching for hiding suspects throughout the city. They also were on hand to meet the public when the Salem Police Foundation […]