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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.

COVID-19 Update: Public Safety, Streets and Parks in Salem

July 17, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and the Oregon Health Authority continue to advise that we should take precautions to help keep ourselves healthy by wearing face coverings, maintaining a safe distance from those outside our family groups, limit gatherings to no more than ten people indoors, and keep our hands clean

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City Releases Police Report on Protests

June 29, 2020

Demonstrations were a series of firsts for City of Salem and its Police Department

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City Adds New Intersection Safety Measures

June 26, 2020

Beginning July 1, motorists who exceed the speed limit while driving through high-volume intersections at Commercial and Madrona Ave. SE, Commercial and Kuebler Blvd., and Center St and Hawthorne Ave NE may be captured on camera and issued tickets

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Saturday, June 13, Street Closures in Downtown Salem

June 12, 2020

Rally and march will start at Capitol

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What Are Your Priorities for the Next Salem Police Chief?

June 9, 2020

City hopes to have a new police chief on board in September 2020

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Temporary Street Closures for June 6, 2020, March and Rally

June 5, 2020

Street closures will be in effect during various times of day in various locations around the City of Salem

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Salem Extends Emergency Declaration and Curfew through June 8 to Preserve Peaceful Assembly

June 2, 2020

Curfew hours will be between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., now through June 8

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Salem, Oregon, Declaration of Emergency and Order - Extended through June 2 at 6 a.m

June 1, 2020

Salem, Oregon, City Manager has declared a State of Emergency and Order - Extended through June 2 at 6 a.m

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