Salem PD promotes five officers

The Salem Police Department has five newly promoted officers. Receiving their new ranks last month were Sgt. Andy Connolly, Lt. Debra Aguilar, Cpl. Jeff Keniston, Sgt. Kevin Hill and Lt. Treven Upkes. They are shown left to right in the photo, flanked on the left by Deputy Chief Steve Bellshaw and Chief Jerry Moore and on […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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OPOA honors Salem police officers’ extraordinary efforts

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 […]

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Mayor, council thank foundation donors

In a letter signed by Salem Mayor Anna Peterson and all eight city councilors, the council officially thanked the Salem Police Foundation and its donors for contributions supporting the Salem Police Department. “Providing support to our officers, as the Foundation has done on many occasions, lets our officers know they are truly appreciated and valued,” […]

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Carrick donation adds fuming chamber

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 […]

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Supporters pack room for Breakfast with the Chief

Few chairs were empty as hundreds of supporters jammed into the Spinning Room at the Willamette Heritage Center Wednesday to enjoy Breakfast with the Chief, a fundraiser for the Salem Police Foundation. The Statesman Journal‘s Justin Much captured the excitement in his report in Thursday’s newspaper.

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Salem officers honored for life-saving service

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 […]

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Salem police in the holiday spirit

Even as the Salem Police Department Crime Prevention Unit offers tips for a safer holiday season, the Salem Police Foundation reminds city residents that they play a vital role in making our community secure. In the last two years scores of these residents have helped build a training facility for Salem police dogs, supported elementary […]

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SWAT: A team prepared for any situation

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,” […]

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SPF supports Play for a Cure

Play for a Cure Oregon raised more than $58,000 this month through its annual softball tournament in Salem. Salem Police Officer Kris Knox is the prime mover behind the event.      “Thank you so much for the support we received from the Salem Police Foundation this year,” Kris wrote. “We would never be able to […]

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