December 2, 2020
Salem-News.com (Jun-17-2014 08:30)
Polk County Road Work to Slow Commuters on Hwy. 223Kevin Hays Salem-News.com
Inattentive drivers are the most common cause of work zone crashes.Read Full Article
Salem-News.com (May-01-2014 23:54)
Pursuit from Benton County to Polk County Stopped by Spike Strip DeploymentSalem-News.com
This incident was a great indicator of how well Law Enforcement jurisdictions from multiple agencies work together to protect the public from danger.
On 5-1-2014 at about 6:00 p.m. the Benton County Sheriff's Office contacted the Polk County Sheriff's Office to request assistance with a pursuit that began in the city of Corvallis.
Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2014 17:50)
Update: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 west of Dallas in Polk CountySalem-News.com
OSP troopers from the Salem and McMinnville offices are investigating along with collision reconstructionists from OSP and Keizer Police Department.
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Polk County District Attorney's Office and Keizer Police Department, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a Friday evening two vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 22 about three miles west of Dallas.
Salem-News.com (Mar-26-2014 11:08)
Polk County Sheriff Makes Additional ReductionsSalem-News.com
The Polk County Budget Committee meets next week to work on the 2014-2015 budget which begins on July 1, 2014.
Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe announced additional reductions in patrol hours from 20 hours a day to 10 hours a day due to budget and staffing reductions.
Salem-News.com (Aug-10-2013 19:50)
Liberty House Hires New DirectorSalem-News.com
"I am deeply honored to join the Liberty House team, and I am looking forward to working for a great organization that provides such critical services to the children and families of Marion and Polk Counties" - Alison Kelley
The Liberty House Board of Directors has hired Alison Kelley to become its new Chief Executive Officer. Kelley will step down from her current position as the Marion County Community Services Director on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, and will begin her new role with Liberty House on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
Salem-News.com (Apr-20-2013 10:29)
Polk County Sheriff Announces Staff ReductionsSalem-News.com
Between March 11, 2013 and April 15, 2013, during the non coverage hours there have been 56 non-emergency calls which were not responded too.
Two months before the official staff reductions were to occur, Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe announces the reduction of staff which will avoid deputies being laid off in July.
Salem-News.com (Mar-04-2013 13:32)
Burglary Suspect Found DeceasedSalem-News.com
Evidence shows the man was driving away from the scene and died of an accidental, self inflicted gun shot wound from the rifle he had just taken.
(INDEPENDENCE, OR) -
Shortly before 10:00 am on Sunday Polk County deputies responded to the report of a gunshot victim in a vehicle on farmland outside of Independence.
Salem-News.com (Aug-13-2012 14:40)
Update on Weekend Shooting Involving Two Police Officers and SuspectSalem-News.com
All three were injured During Saturday night shooting in Benton County.
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Police are continuing their investigation into Saturday night's shooting of a Benton County Sheriff's Office sergeant, a Salem Police Department corporal, and an adult male.
Salem-News.com (Oct-02-2011 02:20)
Body of Buena Vista Man Recovered from Willamette RiverTim King Salem-News.com
Anyone having information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective John Williams or Sgt. Kevin Haynes at the Polk County Sheriff's Office; 503-623-9251.
(INDEPENDENCE, Ore.) -
A body was pulled from the Willamette River at Buena Vista Saturday afternoon. Officials say the deceased man was later identified as 63-year old Marvin Leonard Studer, a resident of the Buena Vista area.
Salem-News.com (May-05-2011 19:31)
Dallas Man Missing on Willamette RiverSalem-News.com
(Dallas, Oregon) - Today at approximately 11:52 am the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a water rescue call on the Willamette River approximately one mile south of the Buena Vista Ferry. Also on scene during the initial response were Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Fire, Polk 1 Fire, Jefferson Fire, Albany Fire and the Oregon State Police.Read Full Article