Wellert is the Operations Manager at White Oak Construction specializing in industrial and commercial construction throughout the Northwest. He is a graduate of the Citizen Police Academy, served on the SPF board and has led fundraising efforts for both the Salem Police Department’s Toy Drive and K9 course restoration.
Wellert succeeds Dave Withnell, of Withnell Motor Company, who led the Foundation as president since 2015.
SPF is currently working to raise over $500,000 to purchase a Mobile Command Center for the City of Salem. During a critical incident, whether an active shooter situation or natural disaster, a mobile command center with the latest equipment and technology would provide a safe and secure location for officers both human and K-9.
The Salem Police Foundation raises funds to support the police department and, through donors, has provided training equipment and facilities for K9 officers, a state-of-the-art fingerprint fume chamber, trauma kits, domestic violence cameras, among other items. www.SalemPoliceFoundation.org.