Breakfast with the Chief – Feb. 20

The Salem Police Foundation’s 8th Annual Breakfast with the Chief will be held Wed. Feb 20, 2019 at the Salem Convention Center.  Doors open at 7:00 am with the doors closing promptly at 7:30 for the Salem Police Honor Guard’s presentation of the colors (late arrivals will need to wait for the completion of the pledge).  […]

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Salem Police Foundation Receives Public Relations Award

The PRSA Oregon (Public Relations Society of America) recognized the Salem Police Foundation’s K-9 Care Program with a public relations community campaign Spotlight Award. VanNatta Public Relations applied for and accepted the award on behalf of the SPF. The Oregon PRSA chapter awarded VanNatta PR with the “Community Relations” Spotlight award for their K-9 Care […]

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SPF Honored with Al Loucks Business-Government Partnership Award from City of Salem

The Salem Police Foundation (SPF) received the Al Loucks Business-Government Partnership Award at the City of Salem Volunteer Service Award event Oct. 29 at the Salem Public Library.  The recognition honors a business making a major contribution to a city program or project. At the ceremony, City Councilor Tom Andersen told the audience that “this year alone […]

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT ENHANCES PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES IN SALEM: Foundation Donates $175k

News Release from Salem Police Dept. Posted on FlashAlert: July 23rd, 2018 7:54 PM Downloadable file: Salem Police K-9 Ares Salem, Ore. – Members of the Salem Police Foundation visited the Salem City Council on Monday, July 23, 2018 for a special presentation to the Salem Police Department. “We came tonight to present the City of Salem with a check […]

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Justin Carney Kidney Treatment Fundraiser

Detective Justin Carney is an 18-year law enforcement veteran working for the Salem Police Department. Born and raised in Salem, Justin graduated from McKay High School and pursued a police career thanks to the guidance of a memorable mentor from Justin’s youth. As a Salem Police officer, Justin has served in many assignments including patrol […]

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K9’s Get a Warm Goodbye at a Chilly Ice Rink

(Jan. 18, 2018) Salem K9’s Jake and Baco received a warm farewell as members of the Salem Police Department, the Salem Police Foundation and friends headed to Salem On Ice for a festive Goodbye Party.  Skaters vacated the ice as Foundation President Dan Wellert and Deputy Chief Skip Miller thanks attendees and honored the K9’s […]

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Salem Police Foundation Recognized at Public Relations Awards Ceremony

Mary Louise VanNatta, APR, CAE brought a trophy back to Salem from the 2017 Oregon Public Relations Society of America’s Spotlight Awards on behalf of the Salem Police Foundation (SPF). The yearly event recognizes public relations excellence for practitioners and their clients. SPF received a Spotlight Award of Merit in the Event or Observance category for the […]

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Join us on Giving Day!

Giving Day! Date: November 29, 2016 Please visit SPF’s #OregoniansGive page to donate to your friendly neighborhood Police Foundation on this year’s statewide day of giving. You may also securely donate here. About #OregoniansGive Built on the momentum of the national #GivingTuesday campaign, #OregoniansGive is about connecting nonprofits with supporters from every corner of our state […]

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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 […]

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Bridging the Gap August 3

Join us for Bridging the Gap:  Building Trust Within Our Diverse Community   Program: Welcome: Marilyn Williams, Pastor of Salem Mission Church Invocation: Ronnie Brooks, Pastor of TGBTG Church Panel A: Community Leaders: David Anitok, Marshallese Community of Oregon Jose Dominguez, Pastor of Light of the Valley Church Roland Herrera, Keizer City Councilman Navneet Kanur, […]

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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 […]

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Dogs Can’t See at K-9 Course: Help SPF Raise Funds for Lighting

As the Salem Police Foundation (SPF)  volunteers worked to raise funds and purchase to rehab the K-9 Course, located at 5915 Windsor Island Rd N, in Keizer, OR they noticed that when officers trained in the evening, it was fairly dark. Board member, Dan Wellert noticed this and discussed it with officers.”The officers told me that […]

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K-9 Course Rehab June 4

Join us at K-9 Course Rehab Day Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am Volunteers will be doing light construction work, cleaning and painting.  Lunch provided. Where: 5915 Windsor Island Rd N, Keizer, OR 97303. Across from the golf course and turn left at the fork past the gates for parking. Format: Informal. Appropriate dress is recommended (close toed […]

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