News & Events

18Jul

Salem Police escort Special Olympics torch

Special Olympian Matt Goodman here carries the Special Olympics torch through downtown Salem Friday, July 13, escorted by a cadre of Salem Police officers. The torch made its way 11 miles through Salem from Delaney Road to West Salem en route to Newberg for the July 14 opening of the Oregon Special Olympics. Salem Police […]

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28May

Chief Moore: What we stand for

By Jerry Moore There’s something strange about cops. When most people are running away from terror, police officers run toward it. That is how they are wired. Every night while we all sleep safely, these men and women are out there watching out for us. The things they deal with might just amaze you. In […]

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28May

Chief Moore: What I’ve learned

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 […]

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24May

Foundation supports Saxon Jiu-Jitsu Club

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 […]

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23May

Sean Cooper and Cito committed to service

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 […]

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