We're Watching This Community For You!
A unique crime watch program called County Watch was designed in 1987 to add more pairs of eyes looking out for residential and business properties within the cities of Marion County and West Salem; Polk County. Garbage/Recycle Haulers receive ongoing official training from Marion County Sheriff Office (MCSO) on what to watch for in neighborhoods and business communities. Our drivers are professionally trained by MCSO on procedures for reporting suspicious activities to MCSO, City Police Stations, or Utility Companies. Reports have included drunk drivers, general road hazards, persons in trouble, suspicious activity, traffic accidents, and more! Our procedure for reporting goes directly from our drivers to the appropriate authorities.
Thanks to our Marion County Sheriff for supporting this valuable county-wide effort! Over 15,000 reports have been filed since 1987!