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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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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.

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Spring 2018 Citizens' Academy

Posted Friday February, 9th 2018 6:26PM
CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY STARTS MARCH 28, 2018

SALEM, MA.- The Salem Police Department will be offering a Citizens’ Police Academy starting on March 28, 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 police officer.

This 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.

The 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 www.salempd.net. In order to be considered for the class beginning on March 28, 2018 completed applications must be submitted no later than March 14th, 2018.

Snow Emergency 1/17/2018

Posted Tuesday January, 16th 2018 6:58PM


The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 07:00 am until further notice.
This does not include the Downtown Parking District.

DO NOT PARK IN A SCHOOL LOT IN THE EVENT THAT THERE IS SCHOOL TOMORROW. IF YOUR CAR IS IN A SCHOOL LOT AND SCHOOL IS NOT CANCELED IT WILL BE TOWED.
All vehicles must be removed from the streets; failure to do so may result in ticketing and towing. For a list of approved public off street parking sites and streets included in the downtown emergency snow district please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

If your vehicle has been towed, please contact us at 978-744-1212 for information.

To report a power outage or check the status of an outage contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212 or visit their storm page here. Do not call 9-1-1 to report a power outage unless there is a life threatening emergency.

For inquiries related to snow removal or plowing please contact the Department of Public Services at 978-744-3302. If there is no answer please leave a message and your issue will be address as soon as possible. You may also request services from the DPS through the SeeClickFix app online or on your phone. Visit this informational page for more information.

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalemMAPolice and on Twitter @SalemMAPolice for updates as the storm progresses. 

Snow Emergency 1/4/2018

Posted Wednesday January, 3rd 2018 3:19PM
The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 12:00 am (Midnight) until Friday, January 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm (Noon Time)
This includes the Downtown Parking District.

All vehicles must be removed from the streets; failure to do so may result in ticketing and towing. For a list of approved public off street parking sites and streets included in the downtown emergency snow district please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

If your vehicle has been towed, please contact us at 978-744-1212 for information.

To report a power outage or check the status of an outage contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212 or visit their storm page here. Do not call 9-1-1 to report a power outage unless there is a life threatening emergency.

For inquiries related to snow removal or plowing please contact the Department of Public Services at 978-744-3302. If there is no answer please leave a message and your issue will be address as soon as possible. You may also request services from the DPS through the SeeClickFix app online or on your phone. Visit this informational page for more information.

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalemMAPolice and on Twitter @SalemMAPolice for updates as the storm progresses. 

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Salem MA Police - 6:28PM Feb 9
We're starting our Spring 2018 Citizens' Academy on March 28th. Applications due by March 14th. Application & mo… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Salem MA Police - 1:13PM Jan 17
The Snow Emergency Parking Ban was lifted at 1:00 pm today.

Salem MA Police - 7:07PM Jan 16
Tomorrows parking ban does not include the Downtown Parking District.

Salem MA Police - 7:02PM Jan 16
Snow Emergency Parking Ban starts at 7am on 1/17/18. School HAS NOT been canceled at this time, DO NOT park in a s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Salem MA Police - 1:00PM Jan 5
The Snow Emergency Parking Ban was lifted at noon time. Please remove all vehicles from the school lots immediatle… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Salem MA Police - 8:17AM Jan 5
DPW is working a water break on Jefferson Ave in the area of the Castle Hill Bridge. One lane of traffic is getting… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Salem MA Police - 7:37AM Jan 5
The Snow Emergency Parking Ban will be lifted at Noon time today (1/5/18). Please remove vehicles from school lot… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Mass. Court Closings - 7:59PM Jan 3
All court locations across the state will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in the interest of public and staff… https://t.co/mKLvQdVb6q

Salem MA Police - 7:57PM Jan 3
As of this time both the South Harbor and Museum Place Garages are full. Seek alternate parking. Additional locat… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Salem MA Police - 5:19PM Jan 3
There is no Snow Emergency parking available at the Police Station. See bit.ly/2laR1wq for additional parking options.

Salem MA Police - 3:22PM Jan 3
A Snow Emergency Parking Ban goes into effect at 12:00 am (Midnight) tonight until further notice. Please move all… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Salem MA Police - 3:53PM Jan 2
This dog was left at the North East Animal Shelter this morning. If you know where she came from or who she belongs… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Salem MA Police - 9:38AM Dec 26
Merry Christmas from the officers who worked the evening shift on Christmas Day! https://t.co/XtuKMeJFKt

Salem MA Police - 3:02AM Dec 23
We have located Mr. Countie. Thank you for your assistance.

Salem MA Police - 11:58PM Dec 22
****Silver Alert**** If you have any info about the whereabouts of Ralph Countie please call us at 978-744-1212. https://t.co/sHXpRJJu7Y

Salem MA Police - 4:36PM Dec 9
There is no parking ban in place at this time. Snow bans are announced here, on our Facebook, our website… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Salem MA Police - 4:08PM Dec 1
Today we remember Ofc. Edward Sawicki. Ofc. Sawicki died as a result of injuries he sustained in the line of duty o… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Salem MA Police - 9:35AM Nov 14
This Saturday is the 3rd annual Walk for Opiate Awareness https://t.co/KjbAgrtt40

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