En españolWelcome to the City of Salem Police and Fire departments media releases newsroom. The latest media releases from both agencies can be found here.
Over the past few weeks, residents have asked us questions and shared concerns about recent protests, public assemblies and marches in Salem.
Camera enforcement helps decrease crashes in and around intersections
For events that occur at the state capitol, the Oregon State Police (OSP) has jurisdiction and enforcement responsibility
City, county and state law enforcement worked cooperatively to keep the peace
Police have reached out to protest organizers to discuss safe and lawful protests, and actions that could result in police enforcement or intervention
Statement from Chief Womack condemning racism.
After an in-depth recruitment and screening process, the City of Salem has invited two candidates to interview for the planned Police Chief vacancy for retiring Chief Jerry Moore.
Backyard burning and land clearing or slash burning bans remain in effect due to above-average temperatures