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.
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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.
Traffic Impacts - 10/23 - 10/31Posted Sunday October, 23rd 2016 2:59AM
Saturday, October 29: Devil’s Chase road race starts at 8am at the Salem Willows soccer field on Fort Ave. No road closures are planned, however expect traffic delays until 10:30am on the following roadways: Fort Ave, Derby St, Szetela Ln, Webb St, Andrews St, Washington Sq, Essex St, Charter St, Derby St, Winter Island Rd, Columbus Ave, Restaurant Row, and Memorial Dr. Several no parking tow zones will be posted on Memorial Dr, Victory Rd, and Larkin Ln.
Sunday, October 30: The Seabourn Quest cruise ship arrives at the Footprint dock. The Salem Wharf parking lot on Blaney St will be closed during the ship’s one-day visit.
Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30: There will be no on-street parking on Essex St from Hawthorne Blvd to New Liberty St from 6am to 10pm. This section of Essex St will also be closed to through traffic from 9am to 10pm. Access to Museum Place garage will be via Brown St only.
We may close additional streets including Essex Street from North St to Washington, Church Street, Federal Street, Lynde Street, or Washington Street depending on the crowds Saturday and Sunday.
Monday, October 31: Halloween events will include multiple road closures and heavy traffic delays for the entire day and night. Expect major traffic delays on Rte 114 and Rte 1A. Downtown streets will close to all traffic no later than 4pm. Road closures include: Essex St at Crombie St and Barton Sq to Union St, Washington St from New Derby St to Bridge St, Federal St from St. Peter’s St to North St, Washington Sq N and W from Essex St to Brown St, Hawthorne Blvd, Derby St, Rte 1A, Congress St near Pickering Wharf, Charter St, Central St, Front St, and Lafayette St from New Derby St to Front St. Bridge St at Sgt. James Ayube Memorial Dr will also close to all traffic between the westerly overpass ramps and Sgt. James Ayube Memorial Dr from 9:30pm to 11:30pm for the closing fireworks.
Monday, October 31: Access into the MBTA Parking Garage will be restricted as of 6 p.m. on Halloween night. Access into and out of the MBTA Parking Garage will be restricted between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. (or the completion of festivities).
The MBTA will be adding additional trains on Saturday and Sunday. We strongly encourage using the MBTA Commuter Rail if you are traveling to Salem. See more on this page at the MBTA website.
The U. S. Postal Service mailboxes in the downtown area (B5 Zone), including the mail box at Riley Plaza and the mailboxes in front of the Salem Post Office will be out of service from 4:00PM on Friday October 28th until Tuesday morning November 1st due to the Haunted Happenings Events and Halloween.
As always we suggest following us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information during the week and on Halloween.
Traffic Impacts 10/16 - 10/22Posted Saturday October, 15th 2016 11:48PM
Various Morning All Week: Entrance corridor street sweeping will be taking place starting Tuesday, October 11 and continuing through Thursday, October 20th. The streets scheduled to be swept will be "No Parking/Tow Zones" from 5:00 am to 7:00 am. For details please see this page on Salem.com.
Sunday, October 16: Witch Ride Motorcycle Ride has been rescheduled for Sunday October 16. Rte 114 and Rte 1A will be impacted, but not closed to traffic, from Marblehead to New Derby St. Rte 1A, including Derby St, will be closed to traffic between Lafayette St and Congress St. Congress St will also be closed to traffic. Anticipate road closures and traffic delays from noon to 3pm. There will be a no parking tow zone on Derby St between Lafayette and Congress St from 11am to 3pm.
Monday, October 17: In order to comply with the requirements of the federal Maritime Transportation Security Act, for the arrival of the Victory One cruise vessel at the Footprint Wharf adjacent to Salem Wharf on Blaney Street, the southern portion of the public parking lot at Salem Wharf on Blaney Street will be closed from Monday, October 17th at 1:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m
Salem Ferry passengers who wish to park at the Blaney Street/Salem Wharf parking lot will be permitted access, but will need to pass through a security point. Ferry passenger vehicles will be allowed access on a space available basis.
Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23: There will be no on-street parking on Essex St from Hawthorne Blvd to New Liberty St from 6am to 10pm. This section of Essex St will also be closed to through traffic from 9am to 10pm. Access to Museum Place garage will be via Brown St only.
Academy GraduationPosted Friday October, 14th 2016 4:36PM
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Salem MA Police - 12:17PM Oct 20
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Salem MA Police - 3:44PM Oct 18
authorization of Chief Mary Butler. See our Facebook page for more details. (2/2)
Salem MA Police - 3:43PM Oct 18
Residents may have received a letter from the Patrolman's Union soliciting money. Please disregard this letter, it was sent w/o (1/2)
Salem MA Police - 1:38PM Oct 16
The MDA Haloween Witch Ride has finished & streets are back open.
Salem MA Police - 12:19PM Oct 16
The MDA ride has left the start and is on the way to Salem.