News & Events

21Nov

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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14Nov

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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05Sep

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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05Sep

Foundation pledges support for D.A.R.E.

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 […]

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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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