Salem Police Department

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95 Margin Street, Salem, MA 01970 •  Request for Police 978-744-1212 •  Business 978-744-0171 •  In an Emergency, ALWAYS DIAL 911

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Salem MA Police - 5:21PM Jul 15
We stand by our brothers and sisters from the @WeymouthPD today as they mourn the loss of Ofc. Michael Chesna. Ofc……

Salem MA Police - 6:07PM Jul 13
ICYMI The Miles Over The Moon Road Race is tonight starting at 8pm from the Bentley School. No road closures expec……

Salem MA Police - 8:59PM Jul 4
Multiple traffic lights in the downtown area have been placed on "flash" intentionally to reduce the impact from tr……

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NPS K9 Oscar - 7:47PM Jul 4
Next work area. Supporting @SalemMAPolice & @SalemMaritime for the July 4th fireworks. #partnerships #findyourpark

Salem MA Police - 3:55PM Jul 4
Follow us on here and Facebook for updates as the night goes along. Happy 4th of July!

Salem MA Police - 3:54PM Jul 4
As always if you have an emergency or see something suspicious dial 911. For any other problems (including firewor……

Salem MA Police - 3:53PM Jul 4
If your coming down for the fireworks tonight check this page on the City's website for details:……

Salem MA Police - 2:46PM Jun 18
Coming up this weekend is the North Shore Pride Parade and the NSMC Cancer walk. For info on the routes and traffi……

Special Events 6/23 & 6/24

Posted Monday June, 18th 2018 2:45PM
There are two special events coming up this weekend:

The North Shore Pride Parade Saturday 23rd start time 12:00. Parade route is Shetland to Congress St, left to Derby Street and right to Central St. Central to Front, right to Washington and right to Essex Street. Essex Street to Washington Sq West into the common. The route will be closed off to vehicles. There will be significant traffic delays from 11:30 to 1:30.

NSMC Walk Sunday 24th Start time 0830. Walkers should be off the street by 11:00. Route of walk will start at Salem Willows, Memorial Drive to Essex St, Right on Washington Sq. East around Common, Hawthorne Blvd and right on Essex St. Left on Central and straight to Lafayette St. Right on Forest Ave with a turnaround at SSU. Forest left on Lafayette St. Right on Derby back down to the Willows. There will be traffic delays on the route but no closures.

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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.

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Salem Police Department 95 Margin Street, Salem, MA 01970 •  Request for Police 978-744-1212 •  Business 978-744-0171 •  In an Emergency, ALWAYS DIAL 911