The Mission of the Salem Police Department
The Mission of the Salem Police Department is to enforce laws, protect individual rights, lives and property and to arrest those in need of arresting, cite those who need citing, assist those who need assisting, in order to improve public safety for everyone, reduce crime in our community, and diminish the fear of crime. We will utilize problem-solving strategies that focus on crime prevention, dispute resolution, and foster enhanced communication, cooperation and involvement with the community. We will treat people with dignity and respect and deliver the highest standards of police service and assistance to all. We will do this with pride in our profession and with professionalism worthy of the badge.
We are dedicated to using the philosophy and practices of Community Oriented Policing to increase the quality of life for Salem’s citizens by working in cooperation with Salem’s residents, businesses, educators, and government officials. We strongly encourage community involvement.
Derby Street Mile 8/26/16Posted Friday August, 26th 2016 2:07PM
Expect roads along the race route to be closed during the race. Detail officers will be on hand to assist with traffic when possible. We anticipate roads being closed from shortly before 7:00 until the race passes at about 7:45. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during this time.
Fall 2016 Citizens Police AcademyPosted Friday August, 12th 2016 4:54PM
You can find the application online at http://bit.ly/spdcitapp
National Night OutPosted Friday July, 15th 2016 4:21PM
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Salem MA Police - 2:08PM Aug 26
Race is expected to last until about 7:45. Seek alternate routes during this time.
Salem MA Police - 2:07PM Aug 26
The Derby St Mile road race is tonight starting @ 7p. Expect road closures along route from Willows, down Fort Ave, & on to Derby St.
Salem MA Police - 2:59PM Aug 11
Please take time to check on neighbors and friends, heat related illness is serious & escalates rapidly. Call 9-1-1 for help.
Salem MA Police - 3:37PM Jul 31
Castaldo will be arraigned on Monday in Salem District Court. Investigation is ongoing & no additional info will be released until that time
Salem MA Police - 3:36PM Jul 31
A couple hours later after intense investigation a Michael Castaldo was arrested for armed assault w/ intent to murder & 2 counts A&B DW
Salem MA Police - 3:34PM Jul 31
Male was transported to a Boston hospital w/ injuries. Extensive search conducted by officers & canine.
Salem MA Police - 3:33PM Jul 31
Just after midnight this morning we responded to Rainbow Ter for a disturbance. Ofcs found a male w/ stab wounds.