Press Releases

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The following are press releases sent out by the City of Woodburn on various police and other City-related news. For more information, contact Jason Horton at 503-982-5256 or jason.horton@ci.woodburn.or.us.

Mayor Declares April Child Abuse Prevention Month

Woodburn Deputy Chief Marty Pilcher presented Liberty House Executive Director Alison Kelly with the City’s Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation at tonight’s City Council meeting.

The proclamation states April as Child Abuse Prevention Month and the City’s overpass lights are blue in honor of that designation.

School Safety Remains a Top Priority for Woodburn Police and School District

Learn more about the Woodburn Police School Resource Officer Program, and their role in facilitating safe school environments that foster and support our youth

Recent events nationwide have brought school safety to the social and political forefront. At the Woodburn Police Department (WPD), our School Resource Officer (SRO) team works closely with the Woodburn School District in a number of ways to make school safety a top priority.

Marion County Recycling Changing, But Woodburn Staying the Same for Now

Marion County is hitting the reset button on its popular curbside recycling program. This means residents won’t be able to recycle some plastics and other items after March 5. The reset is due to the global recycling crisis caused by China’s crackdown on imported recyclable materials.

Chief Ferraris, DA Beglau co-write Opinion on Opioids

Opioids, including prescription painkillers, have become real weapons of mass destruction. Without immediate and bold action, Oregon will soon experience greater devastation to life and family.

Chief Ferraris Honors 16 from Department, Community

Woodburn Police Chief Jim Ferraris honored 16 individuals at Monday’s Woodburn City Council meeting. Eight sworn officers and eight civilians were awarded medals and certificates of appreciation from the chief for a variety of lifesaving and community-minded efforts.

Christmas Tree Disposal

The City of Woodburn Public Works Department, in conjunction with Republic Services, is assisting Woodburn residents with Christmas tree drop-off recycling. All trees must be free of decorations, which includes tinsel. The location is the parking area on Second Street behind the Woodburn Post Office between Lincoln Street and Grant Street.

Eric Liljequist Hired as Public Works Director

After undergoing a rigorous recruiting and interview process, which included two rounds of interviews, the City has hired a full time public works director in Eric Liljequist.

Be Wary of Nigerian Scams

In 2016, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center received almost 400 reports of 419 scams (Nigerian scams). The total losses reported by victims exceeded $1 million.

So what are Nigerian 419 scams? The number 419 refers to a section in Nigerian law concerning con artistry and fraud that deals specifically with people requesting assistance with transferring money. This scam has been around for a long time, but now more often than not, the scammer is contacting victims electronically.

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