The primary goal of the Traffic Safety Team is to reduce the number of crashes through enforcement and education efforts. Formed in 1996, the Traffic Safety Team consists of nine team members, who drive motorcycles, Ford Mustangs and a Dodge Charger. In 2004, the team was restructured as a self-funding unit. This structure using funds from traffic citations versus your tax dollars. This system effectively uses funds from those contributing to traffic safety problems to enforce traffic laws and our traffic safety programs.
The team is responsible for the enforcement of traffic laws and conducting traffic safety education in Marion County.
Traffic crashes are the leading killer of people ages two to 34. National statistics gathered for 2006, 2007 and 2008 show 111,100 fatal traffic crashes. Oregon had 1,198 fatal crashes during that same time frame. Traffic crashes kill an average of 36,700 people each year.
Crash Team is an interagency unit made up of Sheriff's Deputies and Oregon State Police, Salem, Keizer and Woodburn Police Departments. Their charge is to investigate all fatal and major non-fatal traffic accidents where a contributing factor may be criminal in nature. Crash Team members assist the primary law enforcement agency in the collection of evidence, diagram, measurement, and reconstruction of the accident scene. Training for the team is extremely intensive and time consuming. Deputies selected for this team are recognized "expert witnesses" and their expertise is called upon in various locations throughout the state.
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Discovery requests involving non-criminal matters on people cited to appear before the Marion County Justice Court may be made in writing to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office via email, fax or US Mail. Requests for discovery must be made no less than 14 days before the trial date.
All discovery requests must contain the following information in order to be processed;
- Name, address, phone number and/or email address of the person requesting the discovery.
- Applicable citation number or case number.
- Name of the defendant, if different from requestor’s name.
- Specific list of documentation or data requested as discovery
Please note: The Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to charge reasonable fees for costs associated with research time, document preparation and mailing. You will be notified in writing by the Sheriff’s Office of those estimated costs/fees.
Emailed requests may be made at:
Faxed requests may be made at: (503) 304-9809
Mailed requests may be made at:
Marion County Sheriff’s Office
100 High Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
If you have any questions, please contact us at (503) 304-9807 or