Our Current Needs: Officer Health and Wellness

Officer Wellness Initiative

The Salem Police Foundation is working on funding programs to support officer wellness. This is a national movement and here is Salem we are concentrating our support on our Chaplaincy program.

Salem Police Department’s Chaplaincy Program focuses on officer’s mental, emotional, and spiritual health. The goal is to be proactive officer care, rather than reactive.

Chaplains work to lay healthy and strong foundations so that when regular life happens, on top of their highly stressful job, our officers have the tools to maintain their resilience and health.

Our Chaplains do this by:

  • Spending time riding along with officers on patrol
  • Checking in on staff at the department
  • Assisting with trainings, and any other thing that any staff asks of them; all of this is working to build and deepen relationships with officers and staff as human beings.
  • Working with family members and spouses of officers to provide a holistic approach to wellness.

In addition, during the pandemic, we appreciate the donations of food to our officers on the front lines.  Thank you to the following businesses for providing healthy meals for our officers at this very challenging difficult time.

Sparky’s Brewing Company
Adam’s Ribs
Five Guys
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Foodology Mobile Kitchen
Masonry Grill/Doneth & Sturdivant

Finally, As the new police facility is being built, the Salem Police Foundation will look for additional ways to supplement equipment and programs that promote officer health.

Your donation is appreciated here.