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.
Fall 2017 Citizen's AcademyPosted Friday August, 11th 2017 1:21AM
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 September 27th, completed applications must be submitted no later than September 15, 2017.
Salem Police Department Awarded Grant to Combat Underage DrinkingPosted Friday May, 19th 2017 8:33AM
Salem Police Swear In New Reserve OfficersPosted Wednesday May, 17th 2017 9:00AM
Becoming a Reserve Police Officer is the first step to joining the Salem Police. Candidates have to pass an extensive process including a written exam, physical fitness test, psychiatric evaluation, and intensive background investigation. Once completing the process a candidate is appointed as a reserve police officer to await an opening with the department. On Monday, May 22 we'll be sending 6 of these reserve officers to the police academy to become full time officers.
Other Recent Announcements
“In Service to the Community”
Salem MA Police - 8:51PM Aug 11
Update: We've found the dog's owner. Thank you for the help!
Salem MA Police - 8:07PM Jul 4
Please use 978-744-1212 to place nuisance complaints like fireworks or noise. Keep 9-1-1 open for true life threatening emergencies.
Salem MA Police - 5:57PM Jul 4
Derby Street has been closed at Hawthorne Boulevard.
Salem MA Police - 3:02PM Jul 4
We've received word that the South Harbor Garage is already full. Please seek parking elsewhere.
Salem MA Police - 9:35PM Jun 2
Front St closed on 6/3 & 6/4 for the Salem Arts Festival Federal St closed on 6/4 from Washington to North for Multi-Faith Festival
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.