Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Emergency Messages as of 11:20 pm, Mon. May. 21
No information currently posted. Operating as usual.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office. Please use any browser other than Internet Explorer.
Primary email address for a new account:

Emergency Alerts News Releases  
And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Marion Co. Sheriff's Office by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Marion Co. Sheriff's Office to your Twitter account or create one.

Hide this Message


Manage my existing Subscription

News Release
TST-Challenger
TST-Challenger
Traffic Safety Team Deputies to focus on seat belt usage and car seats over next couple of weeks. (Photo) - 05/14/18

Beginning Monday, May 14th and carrying through May 27th, deputies with the Marion County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will begin extra patrols focusing on motorists who are not wearing their seat belts. This year MCSO, in partnership with the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation, is especially focusing on child safety restraints.

In 2016, 1,582 children under age nine were injured in Oregon traffic crashes and five children died. It is estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

A new Oregon law requires children to remain in a rear-facing child seat until they reach the age of two. Research has shown that children in the second year of life are five times less likely to die or be seriously injured in a crash if they ride rear-facing. For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: https://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://www.oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.htm

Attached Media Files: TST-Challenger
View more news releases from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office.