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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In the 20 months since the Salem Police Foundation received a grant to allow Salem Police to acquire a replacement police dog, three-year-old K-9 “Baco” has become an integral part of the police department and the K-9 unit. His contributions were never more obvious than they were on the night of May 9, 2014. That’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]
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 […]
By Jerry Moore I was speaking to a member of the Civilian Police Review Board (CPRB) recently. This is a group of citizens whose job it is to make a determination as to whether the police have acted appropriately when a citizen files a complaint. Police watchdogs if you will in some cities. We hope […]
Salem Police Foundation Vice President David Withnell sat down with Comcast’s Ken Ackerman to describe what the foundation is doing to support the Salem Police Department. You can access the video among “Featured Videos” on our home page.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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,” […]
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 […]