The Patrol Division of the Salem Police Department is responsible for patrolling the areas within the City of Salem to ensure safety of the residents and to deter crime. The Patrol Officers are tasked daily with calls for service such as theft, property damage, domestic violence, among other categories. Officers are also responsible for making sure the roadways remain safe and free of traffic violations that may endanger fellow citizens. The Patrol/Traffic Division is directly supervised by Sergeant Matthew Williams.
Sergeant Matthew Williams has been with the Salem Police Department since May of 2011. Sergeant Williams attended the Missouri Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI). Sergeant Williams has been through numerous comprehensive trainings throughout his years of service from basic law enforcement to first line supervision. Sergeant Williams is responsible for supervising the Patrol Division of the Salem Police Department by scheduling, bi annual performance and leading them towards success in any call that may come up.
Sergeant Matthew Williams email@example.com
Corporal Jordan Brown has been with the Salem Police Department since 2011. Corporal Brown attended the Missouri Sheriffs Academy in 2011 in Union Missouri. Corporal Brown has stayed with the Salem Police Department where he was promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2020. Corporal Brown has received specialized training in Firearms and tactics. Corporal Brown serves as the Salem Police Departments Firearms Instructor. Corporal Brown maintains the annual training for Firearms needed for each commissioned officer. Corporal Jordan Brown directly supervises the Patrolmen of this department with quarterly evaluations and direction as long as first line approval of all reports generated.
Corporal Jordan Brownjbrown@salemmo.com
Corporal K9 Michael Loveday has been with the Salem Police Department since 2012. Corporal Loveday started his law enforcement career in 2008 when he attended the Missouri Sheriffs Academy in Bolivar Missouri. Corporal Loveday started working with the Dent County Sheriffs Office that same year and worked with them until 2012 when he began working at the Salem Police Department. Corporal Loveday has received specialized training in advanced Patrol, Narcotics, and K9 tactics and handling. Corporal Loveday has also received specialized training on Drug and Crime Interdiction. Corporal K-9 currently handles the departments K-9 Program and has done so since 2017. Corporal K9 Michael Loveday directly supervises the Patrolmen of this department with quarterly evaluations and direction as long as first line approval of all reports generated.
Corporal K-9 Michael Loveday
Patrolman Junior Rictor has been with the department since 2019. Patrolman Rictor started his career with the Salem Police Department after completing the Missouri Sheriffs Academy. Patrolman Rictor has received specialized training in Close Quarter Fighting Tactics, Criminal Patrol, Advanced Impaired Driving and Narcotics.
Patrolman Lawrence "Jr" Rictor
Patrolman Michael Watson has been with the department since 2020. Patrolman Watson started his law enforcement career in corrections prior to attending the Missouri Sheriffs Academy. Patrolman Watson worked for the St James Police Department for three and a half years starting in 2016 before coming to work for Salem. Patrolman Watson has specialized training in Narcotics along with Active shooter response. Patrolman Watson currently serves the Salem Police Department as the assistant Firearms Instructor.
Patrolman Michael Watson
Patrolman Michael Moore has been with the department since 2020. Patrolman Moore started his law enforcement career at the Crawford County Jail prior to attending the Mineral Area College Law Enforcement Academy. After graduation Patrolman Moore was hired at the Salem Police Department where he has received specialized training in Traffic Safety along with impaired driving enforcement. In 2021 Patrolman Moore was given the responsibility of Traffic Safety Officer. Aside from routine patrol Patrolman Moore is responsible for traffic safety complaints and formulating plans for safer traffic within the City of Salem. Patrolman Moore is also responsible for making sure all accident reports are done properly before submission to the State.
Patrolman Michael Moore
Patrolman Cory White has been with the department since 2018. Patrolman White started his law enforcement career by attending the Missouri Sheriffs Academy and working for the Dent County Sheriffs Office in 2014. Patrolman White has received specialized training in Impaired Driving Enforcement, Basic Investigations, and Custody of Evidence among other law enforcement related trainings. Patrolman White currently serves as the Salem Police Departments Evidence Manager. He is in charge of maintaining all of the evidence that is collected by officers by keeping inventory and making sure items that need additional Lab testing get to the proper location. Patrolman White also assists in managing the departments social media account.
Patrolman Cory White
Patrolman Chris Roach has been with the department since 2020. Patrolman Roach started in Law Enforcement as a dispatcher in 2016 prior to attending the Missouri Sheriffs Academy. Patrolman Roach became a Deputy for the Dent County Sheriffs Office in 2018 where he worked there until coming to work at the Salem Police Department. Patrolman Roach has had specialized training in Domestic Violence cases along with Advanced Roadside Impaired Detection and Enforcement.
Patrolman Chris Roach