Public Safety News


Welcome to the City of Salem Police and Fire departments media releases newsroom. This page serves as a source of information where the latest media releases from both agencies can be found.

Salem Police Encourages Compliance with Governor Brown’s Executive Order

March 24, 2020

Regarding Governor Brown’s Executive Order, officers’ primary function will be to educate the public and ask for compliance with the list of allowed activities. We understand the hardships this order creates, but we believe that following the directions set forth in the order will help keep everyone healthy and safe.

Con respecto a la orden ejecutiva de la Gobernadora Brown, la función principal de nuestros oficiales sera educar al publico y pedir el cumplimiento de la lista de actividades permitidas. Entendemos las dificultades que esta orden crea, pero creemos que siguiendo las instrucciones establecida en la orden ayudara a mantener a todos sanos y seguros.

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Temporary Changes to Salem Police Department Operations

March 13, 2020

Temporary Changes to Salem Police Department Operations.

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Take Precautions to Avoid Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 2, 2020

Sign up for Oregon Health Authority updates on the spread of the virus in Oregon.

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Police Station Transportation Improvements

February 21, 2020

Beginning Monday, March 2, 2020, Liberty Street NE between Division Street NE and the Mill Creek bridge will be temporarily closed to all through traffic (see attached map). The northbound lane on Liberty Street NE will re-open in early April. Pedestrians and motorists are asked to use caution and plan for some delays as traffic is re-routed toward High Street NE and Commercial Street NE.

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Resolve to Make Your Community Better

December 27, 2019

Trained CERT volunteers are prepared to assist their communities when a disaster overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response

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Police Chief Announces Retirement Plans

November 14, 2019

Today, Chief Moore celebrates 14 years of service as police chief of the City of Salem. He has 42 years of law enforcement experience.

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Honor, Protection, and Service Inspires New Community Art

May 24, 2019

On Wednesday March 29, 2019, you are invited to share words or phrases to be featured in the public artwork that will welcome visitors to the new police station currently under construction. Come to the Salem Convention Center Courtyard to meet artist Blessing Hancock from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and share your ideas for her concept sculpture titled Equitas.

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Update on Shots Fired at Salem Police Officer

May 15, 2019

Jaime Lee Jimenez, age 38 of Woodburn, was arrested at 8:40 a.m. May 15, 2019 in connection with the shooting of a Salem Police officer during a traffic stop.

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