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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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Citizen's Police Academy to Begin March 29th

Posted Saturday February, 18th 2017 1:30AM
The Salem Police Department will be offering a Citizens’ Police Academy starting on March 29, 2017 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 25 students.  Applications are available at the Salem Police Department or online at www.salempd.net.  In order to be considered for the first class beginning on March 29th, completed applications must be submitted no later than March 15, 2017.

 
Contact:       Captain Conrad Prosniewski              Lieutenant Marc Berube
                     978. 744.0171 ext. 200                       978.744.0171 ext. 269

Snow Emergency 2/12/17

Posted Sunday February, 12th 2017 3:10PM
The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm until further notice.
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. 

Snow Emergency - 2/9/17

Posted Thursday February, 9th 2017 12:15AM

 Update: The Snow Emergency will be lifted as of 7:00 am on Friday, February 9, 2017. All vehicle must be removed from city lots and schools immediately or will be subject to ticketing and towing.


The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 9:00 am until further notice.
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 - 8:00AM Feb 18
We'll be holding another Citizen's Police Academy starting March 29th. Applications due March 15th and spots will… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Salem MA Police - 10:48AM Feb 13
The snow emergency parking ban will be lifted at 11am. All vehicles must be moved from the school lots immediately or they will be towed.

Salem MA Police - 6:32PM Feb 12
Snow Emergency is now in effect in #SalemMA. Please move off the street or you'll be tagged and towed. https://t.co/AQnUTGRCAR

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Dominick Pangallo - 4:50PM Feb 12
#SalemMA plows are out & will be thru #WinterStormOrson. Please be patient & report plow issues to snow@salem.com for timeliest response.

Salem MA Police - 4:44PM Feb 12
The City of Salem non-essential offices will be closed tomorrow. There is also no school tomorrow.

Salem MA Police - 3:02PM Feb 12
Snow Emergency Parking Ban in effect at 6:00 pm. This includes the Downtown district. We'll be tagging and towing… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Salem MA Police - 9:00AM Feb 9
Remember a Snow Emergency Parking Ban is now in effect until further notice! https://t.co/spp7n86tdC

Salem MA Police - 3:41PM Jan 31
We extend our deepest sympathies to @SalemMAFire over the loss of active duty Lt. Scott Herbert.

Salem MA Police - 5:07PM Jan 25
Have you seen Buddy? He's missing from the Mason St area since Friday. Contact the ACO at 978-744-0171 ext 121 or d… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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Danvers Police Dept - 12:25AM Jan 25
Alzheimer's pt William Keenan is still missing - left Hobart St home wearing brown jacket & jeans, wears glasses ha… https://t.co/7aae02fsGe

Salem MA Police - 10:51AM Jan 23
Salem Police Sgt. Bob Lubas was part of a large @NEMLEC contingent that assisted with security at the Inauguration… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Salem MA Police - 1:24PM Jan 17
It's with a very heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of K9 Thor. Our thoughts are w/ Ofc. Bedard &… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Salem MA Police - 10:51AM Jan 17
Multiple traffic lights out in downtown. Please use extra caution and show courtesy while driving.

Salem MA Police - 10:50AM Jan 17
Power outage in #SalemMA due to underground issue. Call @nationalgridus at 800-322-3223 for updates. No ETA for restore.

Salem MA Police - 6:33AM Jan 13
Do you know this little guy? He was found at a business on Highland Ave by Traders Way last night. If he's yours, c… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Salem MA Police - 11:27PM Jan 10
We're looking for help ID'ing this person from a recent B&E. Contact Det Sano at 978-744-0171 ext 229 or csano@sale… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Salem MA Police - 4:57AM Jan 8
Snow emergency parking ban will be lifted as of 7:00 am.

Salem MA Police - 9:13PM Jan 7
Over 40 cars towed so far. Bill's Auto is the city tow company. Call them @ 978-745-2087 to find out which lot your car is being held in.

Salem MA Police - 9:12PM Jan 7
Snow emergency remains in effect. Keep cars off of roadway. No ETA on when it will be lifted.

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