Salem Police Department

  • Agency: Salem Police Department
  • Address: 555 Liberty St SE, Salem, 97301 OR
  • Chief: Jerry Moore (Chief of Police)
Phone: 503-588-6123

Salem Police Department is located at 555 Liberty St SE, Salem, 97301 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Jerry Moore. The Salem Police Department phone number is 503-588-6123.

Salem Police Department News

Live from Baco and Jake’s retirement party!

The National Crime Prevention Council is encouraging firearms owners to store firearms safely by locking them up where children, at-risk youth, potential thieves, and those who intend to harm themselves or others, cannot access them. And we agree. If you are a firearms owner and haven't finalized your New Year Resolutions, consider adding safe firearms storage to the list. If you don't own a gun, but know someone who does, start a conversation about safety for themselves and those who live in or visit their home. Learn about how to start the conversation at BTW, the Salem Police Department has free gun locks compatible with most firearms which are available to the public. Stop by our front office at your convenience as we're open 24/7/365. Remember, these locks are not anti-theft locks, they are anti-tamper locks, so you still need to store them securely.

Assistance sought in locating theft suspect

Next week is our next #CoffeeWithACop! Join us for a delicious cup of coffee and an opportunity to get to know your local police officers.

#100DayChallenge to end youth homelessness in our area. If you know of local youth who would like to participate in the solution-making ... please #PassItOn to them.

Our Domestic Violence Response Team is in need of #volunteer advocates. The training is coming up soon, so if you're interested in giving of your time to help your #SalemOR community, call the program coordinator at the number below. For more info go to:

*woohoo* Remember, the Salem Police Foundation is having a retirement party for K-9's Baco and Jake on Thursday, January 18 at Salem on Ice. The event is posted on their page below. If you can make it, these two furry officers will be there for photo opps and a special presentation. #DontMissIt

#BuildingBuzz! The letter you see in the pic was sent by the City of Salem Public Works Department to notify our "new neighbors" the required hazmat abatement, demolition and site prep is expected in February! You can just about start to hear those buildings coming down. It'll be a few weeks, but we're getting closer.

New the face added to the January Top 10 #MostWanted poster. See row 1, space 4! #PassItOn Go to to submit an anonymous tip.

Here's some good news to start the weekend. We received word today that Venti's Cafe + Taphouse raised $1,034 during the month of December for our annual Toy Drive. We are grateful for their efforts as the money will go into savings to be used to purchase gifts for the 2018 Toy Drive. Please join us in thanking them for the support of our community.

#UPDATE at 1101: The area is now open for through traffic. Thanks. ____ Good morning, good morning, #SalemOR! For those of you who use River RD S for travel, it's not a rock slide, but it is a temporary closure due to a crash. See the post from the City of Salem. Thank you.

#WelcomeBack to our very own LT Deb Aguilar! She was away at the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. It a specialized 10-week program which provides advanced coursework on myriad topics, such as behavioral science, forensic science, terrorism and terrorist mindset to name just a few. Part of the program involves physical fitness and participants must complete a challenge known as the Yellow Brick Road which is a grueling 6.1-mile obstacle course through rough terrain. It was built by the U.S. Marine Corps. The photos show her participating in the challenge. Of course, she passed the program and completed the challenge. Let's give her a round of *applause* and welcome her back to her duties here at SPD.

Hello, Salem! Last year we launched our #DoneInOne series to provide you tips and SPD info in 60 seconds (or less, sometimes more)! Nonetheless, we're thankful you've enjoyed watching them and hope that you continue with us for Season 2. If you have any suggestions for topics, send us a message! A special shout out to CrossFit West Salem for letting us use their space to record the video.Additional shout outs to Special Olympics Oregon, Everyday Warrior, and Salem-Keizer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy!

It's here! Season 2 of #DoneInOne starts tomorrow. Don't. Miss. It. It'll be better than furry kittens!

Investigation into gun shot damage to city hall windows

Good Monday, Salem! Tonight's City of Salem Council Meeting will include a bit on the police facility project. Scheduled on the consent calendar is the resolution to vacate the alley on the site. In other words, we need permission to get rid of the alley to make the two pieces of property one whole piece onto which the new police station will be built. The resolution presented tonight will initiate things, but the process does take a bit of time (a few weeks) because it includes a first reading, a public hearing, then a second reading after which the vacation can become effective—barring no issues during the process. Here's a link to the agenda: If you're interested, please feel free to watch via live stream or join us in Council Chambers. Thanks to our partners, CCTV Salem, watching from wherever you are at 6 p.m. is certainly convenient. Here is a link to their YouTube live stream for tonight's meeting:

Hello, Salem! 2018 has arrived, but we have to give a nod to a great 2017. We have lots of reasons to be thankful for a good year and one overwhelming example is the voter support we received with the passage of the bond measure in May to build a new police station for our community. The project really got going in the fall with the selection of the architect consulting firm, CB Two Architects​, who will join experienced justice facility designers, DLR Group​. Then, as 2017 closed, so did the sale of the property on December 27, 2017. It is at 750 Commercial ST NE. So, what happens next? Well, to keep the community in the loop and involved, a project webpage was set up where you will find updates, plus we'll also be making use of social media. Visit the webpage to find the project schedule, the link to subscribe to email updates, and dates for opportunities to provide input. We are excited to be able to share with you these and future developments and look forward to "building some buzz" on Salem's future police station!

Make a new year resolution to contribute to a safer Salem! Let's watch out for each other, whether we're walking, biking or driving.

Salem Police K-9 Team officer retires

*woot woot* just in time for the afternoon commute!

If you're adding volunteerism to your 2018 list of resolutions, consider volunteering for the Salem Police Department or one of the other worthwhile opportunities at the City of Salem. Watch this video to find out more about the various ways the gift of current volunteers positively impacts this community.:

¿Confirmando tus planes para celebrar el año nuevo? Celebre el 2018 de forma segura y responsable. Realmente no quieres que los policía sean los que te dan un ride. Feliz Año Nuevo! For the English language version of this post refer to our timeline at 1330.

Firming up those New Year celebration plans? Ring in the New Year safely and responsibly. You really don't want law enforcement to be your DD. #HappyNewYear 2018!