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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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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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