A message for the Salem community AUGUST 10, 2021


The Salem Police Department is aware of a rally which is being advertised for this evening, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. on the sidewalk adjacent to the Planned Parenthood facility in northeast Salem.

The protest will occur in the vicinity of a business complex and a residential district, and as such, we recognize community concerns for the potential impacts to those areas. As with every rally, protest or demonstration, our expectation is that participants assemble peacefully and that our community is not negatively impacted.

Nonetheless, our approach to protests and rallies remains consistent. Regardless of anyone’s political affiliation or ideology, we make enforcement decisions based upon the neutral interests of public safety. Our priorities are to:

  • Prevent or intervene in acts of violence and property damage.
  • Keep opposing groups from converging to minimize risk of violence and best ensure community safety.
  • Take proper enforcement action to address minor offenses when reasonable and appropriate.
  • Ensure follow-up investigation to criminal behavior that was not immediately addressed.

The Salem Police Department is prepared to address circumstances should a law enforcement response be necessary. We are also in communication with our partner agencies should additional resources be needed.

Thank you.

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