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.
National Guard Muster 4/1/2017Posted Friday March, 31st 2017 4:14AM
Also, please be aware that there will be a howitzer cannon salute heard between the hours of 11:30am and 12:30pm.
Snow Emergency 3/13/2017Posted Monday March, 13th 2017 4:27PM
We will begin tagging and towing operations at 11:30 pm even though snow has not begun to fall. Please plan ahead and move your vehicle off of the road before 11:30 pm tonight.
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.
Citizen's Police Academy to Begin March 29thPosted Saturday February, 18th 2017 1:30AM
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.
978. 744.0171 ext. 200 978.744.0171 ext. 269
Other Recent Announcements
“In Service to the Community”
Salem MA Police - 5:20PM Apr 19
Josh has been found safe! Thank you for help.
Salem MA Police - 5:06PM Apr 19
We appreciate the offers of volunteers to help search, but we ask that you stay out of the area to allow our officers and canines to search.
Salem MA Police - 3:33PM Mar 14
Jefferson Ave has been closed in the area of both 250 AND 290 due to two separate wires down in the road. Avoid the area.
MEMA - 12:42PM Mar 14
If you lose power, report the outage to your utility. Keep 911 lines for emergencies. Power Outage Safety Tips:… https://t.co/f920JvbUDp
Salem MA Police - 11:58PM Mar 13
Snow emergency is now in effect. We are beginning to tag and tow vehicles. Please have your cars off the city streets.
Mass. Court Closings - 9:16PM Mar 13
Massachusetts Courts will be closed across the state tomorrow, March 14th, to ensure the safety of court users and court staff. #masnow
Salem MA Police - 4:33PM Mar 13
We will begin tagging & towing @ 11:30 pm even though snow won't have started. Do not leave cars on the street overnight!