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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.

Potential Protest Activity Expected at the State Capitol in the Coming Days

January 14, 2021

For events that occur at the state capitol, the Oregon State Police (OSP) has jurisdiction and enforcement responsibility

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Salem Police Overview of January 1 Protests

January 2, 2021

City, county and state law enforcement worked cooperatively to keep the peace

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Police Chief Womack Issues Statement About Expected January 1 Protests

December 30, 2020

Police have reached out to protest organizers to discuss safe and lawful protests, and actions that could result in police enforcement or intervention

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Common Questions About Recent Protests, Assemblies, and Marches in Salem

December 30, 2020

Over the past few weeks, residents have asked us questions and shared concerns about recent protests, public assemblies and marches in Salem.

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A Statement from Chief Womack Denouncing Racism

December 18, 2020

Statement from Chief Womack condemning racism.

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Police Chief Candidates Answer Community Questions at Forum Friday

October 28, 2020

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.

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City of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties Extend Outdoor Burn Ban

October 1, 2020

Backyard burning and land clearing or slash burning bans remain in effect due to above-average temperatures

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UPDATED - What You Need to Know About Fires and Salem's Drinking Water Safety

September 17, 2020

The City of Salem continues to monitor fire and water conditions carefully. Water remains safe to drink.

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