Silverton Police Department

  • Agency: Silverton Police Department
  • Address: 306 S Water St, Silverton, 97381 OR
  • Chief: Richard E "Rick" Lewis (Chief of Police)
Phone: (503) 873-5326
Fax: (503) 873-7452

Silverton Police Department is located at 306 S Water St, Silverton, 97381 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Richard E "Rick" Lewis. The Silverton Police Department phone number is (503) 873-5326.

Silverton Police Department News

2018 ODOT Seatbelt Grant for Silverton Police: The Silverton Police Department has been awarded a 2018 seatbelt grant through the Oregon Department of Transportation. To meet the requirements of the grant, seatbelt and proper child restraint use will be enforced throughout the year, but specifically during the following date ranges: (February 5 – 18th, May 14 – 27th, and August 20 – September 2nd). This will be done in an effort to increase traffic safety, and decrease the chance of injury during a crash. By getting the word out early it is our sincere hope that you make sure to properly wear your seatbelt and use proper child restraint equipment. Oregon law states: 1) Children must ride in rear-facing safety seats until they are (2) years old. 2) Children older than 2 years old can ride in a forward facing safety seat, but must continue to use it until they weigh at least (40) pounds. 3) Children who weigh more than (40) pounds must use a child safety seat or booster seat until they are (8) years old or (4 feet 9 inches) tall, and the adult lap and shoulder belt fits them correctly. Note: Never use a booster seat with just a lap belt. When the rear seats of a vehicle have lap belts only, Oregon law exempts children from the requirement to use a booster seat, but requires they be secured by the lap belt. 4) A person who is taller than (4 feet 9 inches) must be properly secured with a safety belt or safety harness. Properly secured means the lap belt of the safety belt or safety harness is positioned low across the thighs and the shoulder belt is positioned over the collarbone and away from the neck.

Due to recent incidents involving thefts from vehicles many of which were unlocked, the Silverton Police would like to remind citizens of precautionary measures to help keep property secure. Please remember to lock your vehicles, remove anything of value from view, and do not leave your keys in the vehicle.

We are having intermittent issues with our business phone line. If you need to reach non-emergency dispatch and 503-873-5326 is not working, please call 503-982-2340. If you have an emergency, call 911. We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while this issue is being corrected.

This backpack was found at Silver Falls Library. It can be picked up at the police station.

East Main Street (Danger Hill) closed due to disabled truck off route. STEELHAMMER Road is also closed. Please avoid the area.

Fun times at Homer Davenport Community Festival helping raise money for "After School Activities Program." Fire District volunteer Gabe Wick showing off his aim with Silverton Officer Bricker in the dunk tank.

Come down to Homer Davenport Days at 2:00 and 5:00 to help Officer Bricker cool off in the Dunk Tank.😎

Significant traffic impacts this week, July 10 through July 14. Alternate routes are recommended.

Happy Anniversary to Chief Fossholm! He has been part of our community for 30 years!

The third annual Bicycle Safety Fair was a great success. A continued thank you to Rotary, several business and personal sponsors who made this and other educational opportunities possible. Silverton Police and Marion County Cadets hosted the event in cooperation with Friends of Eastside Trail, Fall Line Bike Shop and Silverton Area Community Aid. Silverton Elks were here to promote drug awareness. THANK YOU everyone for helping, participating and stopping by to say hi and show support to your great community!

Today a dental retainer was found in the parking lot of Roth's. If it belongs to your child, it is availible for pick up at the Silverton Police Department.

Silverton Bicycle Safety Fair. We're here until 2pm

The bike safety fair is today! Right after the pet parade on Lewis street near Fall Line Sports. See you there!

Join us Saturday for the Bike Fair.

It's #bikemonth Learn how to complete a basic bike check in the video below. For more information, visit Don't forget to join us at the Bike Safety Fair this weekend! Check our events tab for information.

Like and share the City's post for some swag!

Did you know May is National Bike Month? Our Council supports bicycling!

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian safety in Silverton, the Police Department conducted a four hour pedestrian safety enforcement and education operation on May 4, 2017. The operation specifically focused on drivers who were violating pedestrian right-of-way laws. The following is a breakdown of the results of the operation: (21) Twenty one vehicles were stopped for violations during the operation. (9) Warnings: (6) Fail to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk (1) Failure to wear a seatbelt (1) Improper left turn (1) Talking on cell phone (12) Citations: (9) Fail to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk (1) Driving with a suspended license (2) Texting on cell phone Pedestrian safety is a priority in our community for Silverton Police and we are committed to upholding pedestrian safety laws to protect our citizens. We urge every member of the community to assist us in this endeavor by keeping themselves safe and following the rules of the road.