CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY STARTS SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
Salem Police Department will be offering a Citizens’ Police Academy
starting on September 19, 2018 and will run for a ten (10) week period.
The goal of the
Citizens’ Police Academy is to offer insight into the Department as an
organization, discuss current case law that affects policing today, and
to give a general understanding of the day to day duties of a Salem
ten week course will cover topics such as patrol, firearms, search
& seizure, underwater criminal investigation, modern day police
technology, use of force and other areas
of interest. Topics will be taught by patrolmen and superior officers
with particular expertise in the subject matter. Additionally, the
Salem Citizens’ Police Academy will also host a “ride along” to
participants who attend at least eight of the ten class
sessions. This ride along allows students to “patrol” with officers
during their regular tour of duty. Students will also be given an
opportunity to utilize the department’s firing range under the
supervision of a police firearms instructor.
Citizens’ Police Academy will be held at the Salem police station on
Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. There is no fee for
attending the Citizens’ Police Academy
and it is open to any Salem resident who is eighteen years of age or
older. Class size is limited 30 students. Applications are available
at the Salem Police Department or online at
In order to be considered for the class beginning on September 19, 2018 completed applications must be submitted
no later than September 10, 2018.
Police Department is currently accepting applications to fill four (4) Civil
Service vacancies for the position of Police Officer via a lateral transfer. Applicants must have completed a full-time
MPTC approved police academy and have civil service status under Chapter
31. Applicants must be eligible for
lateral transfer from a civil service police department. We are seeking
experienced Law Enforcement Officers who are committed to the tenants of 21st
Century Policing and safe communities.
Salem Police Department:
Salem Police Department has 96 sworn officers.
The City of Salem is approximately eight square miles and home to
roughly 43,000. The City is also host to
Salem State University, North Shore Medical Center, the J. Michael Ruane
Courthouse, a vibrant waterfront and many local businesses. During tourist season and when the University
is in session the population can increase to 100,000. The City of Salem borders the cities of
Beverly and Peabody and the Towns of Marblehead and Swampscott. The Salem
Police Department is accredited by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation
Commission and is a proud member of N.E.M.L.E.C.
is $ 52,720 - $58,475 plus additional stipends if eligible. Various other contractual benefits include educational
stipends, vacation, personal and sick time.
Health Insurance premiums are covered at a rate of 70/30% with the City.
interested candidate should contact Captain Kate Stephens of the Professional
Standards Division at 978.744.0171 ext. 254 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
by August 24th, 2018.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The City of Salem is an equal opportunity employer
and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color,
religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation or any other class protected by federal, state or local law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Bilingual candidates are
encouraged to apply.
On Sunday, August 5 the Bridge and Back 10 will be taking place starting at 8:00 am. Charter
and Front St traffic will be impacted at the start of the race. There
will be no other street closures. The route is as follows:
Race begins on Charter to
Front Street going up Washington Street to right on Bridge Street.
Continues to the Sgt. James Ayube Bypass Road crossing the bridge into
Beverly. (Runners will run in breakdown lane on bypass
road both ways and it will be coned off) The run goes into Beverly
and takes a right after bridge to Water Street to Lothrup Street and a
left to Hale Street. Left to Dane Street, right to Lovett St, left to
Atlantic Street and back to Lothrup to Water Street
back to Salem. Runners return to Salem on the Sgt. James Ayube Bypass
Road to Bridge Street to St. Peters St. Left on Brown Street to
Washington Sq. to Hawthorne Blvd to Charter ending on Front Street.
All runners should be off the course by 10:30 am.