Safety & Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention Tips

While the City of Silverton has a relatively low crime rate, citizens should take the necessary precautions to avoid becoming a victim of crime. Learn more about crime prevention tips.

Children & Car Seat Safety

Oregon law requires:
  • Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach one year of age and 20 pounds
  • Children over one year old and between 20 and 40 pounds must be properly secured with a forward-facing child safety seat
  • Children who weigh over 40 pounds must be properly secured in a booster seat until they are age 8 or 4 feet 9 inches in height
For more information, please visit the Alliance for Community Traffic Safety. Car seat installations and inspections must be done by a certified child safety seat technician. To schedule an inspection, please contact the Silverton Fire Department at (503) 873-5328.

Registered Sex Offenders

The Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit is responsible for monitoring registered sex offenders. By law, the Silverton Police Department is limited in the amount of information it can release to the public.

It is illegal to harass or discriminate against a registered sex offender or to use information obtained about a registered sex offender to commit a crime against them. To find more information regarding registered sex offenders in your area, please visit the Oregon Sex Offender Registry or contact the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit at (503) 378-3725.