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.
- Report or Check Power Outages
- Cop Shop (Buy Salem Police Regulation Uniform Shoulder Patches)
- Level 3 Sex Offender Search
- Domestic Violence Information
- Department LGBT Liaison
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.
Thanksgiving Meals 2017Posted Monday November, 13th 2017 2:52PM
Traffic Advisory 10/27 to 10/29Posted Thursday October, 26th 2017 11:28PM
Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29: There will be no on-street parking on Essex St from Hawthorne Blvd to New Liberty St and on Essex St between Barton Sq and Washington St from 6am to 10pm. These sections 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.
Additional information can be found on salem.com. We'll be posting specific information about Halloween Night on Monday.
Wicked Half MarathonPosted Tuesday September, 12th 2017 3:19PM
At this time we do not expect any road closures, however there will be impacts on traffic. The race should be concluded by 10:00 am.
Other Recent Announcements
“In Service to the Community”
Salem MA Police - 11:24PM Oct 31
The fireworks are over & we're working on clearing streets. Please use extra caution driving, there's still a lot of people walking around.
Salem MA Police - 6:44PM Oct 31
Please continue to contact us with any suspicious activity at 978-744-1212 or by dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency.
Salem MA Police - 8:16PM Oct 22
Thanks for the help, Elvis has been returned home!
Salem MA Police - 3:38PM Oct 21
Parking garages and surface lots downtown are at or near capacity. There is still space available at NSMC's 108 Jefferson Ave & Salem High
DA Jonathan Blodgett - 8:29PM Oct 16
Pair Arraigned for Animal Cruelty, their dog died after allegedly being left in their car for five hours… https://t.co/eNxlo6SX6g