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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 Launches Security Camera Registration Program

March 29, 2019

Salem residents can register their surveillance systems with the Salem Police Department.

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Upcoming Annual Workshop for Landlords

March 7, 2019

Learn how to best protect your investment and create a crime-free rental property.

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Winter Weather Closures and Delays for February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019

Due to inclement weather closures and delays are in effect for Center 50+, Salem Municipal Airport and the Salem Public Library

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Salem Prepares for Local Rain and Wind Events

December 17, 2018

Strong winds and heavy rains are in the forecast. Due to the forecasted heavy rains and potential for local stream and street flooding, the City of Salem has opened sandbag locations.

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Donations Now Accepted for 2018 Police Toy Drive

November 19, 2018

The Salem Police Department is collecting toys and gifts for Salem children this holiday season. The toys should be new and unwrapped for children up to the age of 14 years. Gifts will be accepted through December 12, 2018.

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New, Unwrapped Toy Donations Accepted for 2018 Toy Drives

November 19, 2018

Please consider joining Salem Fire Department and Salem Police Department in getting toys to children in need this holiday season.

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Salem Police Station Groundbreaking Ceremony November 9, 2018

October 26, 2018

The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Salem Police Station. The ceremony begins November 9, 2018 at Noon.

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Salem Police to host drug take back site

October 17, 2018

The Salem Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the biannual Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Peace Plaza on the city hall campus (500 block of Commercial ST SE).

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