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Welcome to the City of Salem Police and Fire departments media releases newsroom. The latest media releases from both agencies can be found here.

Salem Police Respond to Protests

May 31, 2020

Report provides timeline and account of Salem Police Department response to May 30 protests

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Salem Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Community Connect and COVID-19 Self Reporting

May 8, 2020

Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that allows residents to self-report critical information about their household to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively; ultimately resulting in better incident outcomes.

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City of Salem Seeks Community Help Making Cloth Masks

April 10, 2020

Mask collection points will be set up 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. April 15-17 at multiple locations

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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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