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 two years of age and 20 pounds
  • Children over two years old and between 20 and 40 pounds must be properly secured with a child safety seat. Toddlers should ride in a forward-facing car seat only after they outgrow the rear facing limits on the car seat.
  • Children over forty pounds or who have reached the upper weight limit for their forward-facing car seat must use a child seat with harness or a booster to 4'9" tall and age eight and the adult belt fits correctly.
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.