Salem Police Department

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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

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.


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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Terrorism Alerts

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The Salem Police Department is committed to providing information to its citizens regarding current threats, security concerns and suspicious incidents.

Thanksgiving Meals 2017

Posted Monday November, 13th 2017 2:52PM

Traffic Advisory 10/27 to 10/29

Posted Thursday October, 26th 2017 11:28PM
On Saturday, October 28th the Devil’s Chase road race starts at 8am at the Salem Willows soccer field on Fort Ave. No road closures are planned, however expect traffic delays until 10:30am on the following roadways: Fort Ave, Derby St, Szetela Ln, Webb St, Andrews St, Washington Sq, Essex St, Charter St, Derby St, Winter Island Rd, Columbus Ave, Restaurant Row, and Memorial Dr. Several no parking tow zones will be posted on Memorial Dr, Victory Rd, and Larkin Ln.

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.

The Salem Police may close additional streets including but not limited to Essex Street from North St to Washington, Church Street, Federal Street, Front Street, Lynde Street, or Washington Street depending on the crowds October 27-30. 

Additional information can be found on We'll be posting specific information about Halloween Night on Monday.

Wicked Half Marathon

Posted Tuesday September, 12th 2017 3:19PM
This Saturday, September 16th, starting at 7:00 am will be the annual Wicked Half Marathon. The race starts at the Willows, continues down Derby Street, on to Lafayette Street, into Marblehead, and returns along the same route.
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 - 4:36PM Dec 9
There is no parking ban in place at this time. Snow bans are announced here, on our Facebook, our website……

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……

Salem MA Police - 9:35AM Nov 14
This Saturday is the 3rd annual Walk for Opiate Awareness

Salem MA Police - 6:16PM Nov 13
If you or someone you know is in need of a meal on Thanksgiving, these organizations are making them available.

Salem MA Police - 2:46PM Nov 13
Join us on Nov 21st at Danvers High for a bone marrow drive in honor of Aaron Atwater.

Salem MA Police - 3:52PM Nov 8
Welcome to our newest recruits! Officers Sean Whitaker, Jonathan Springer, Teghan Malionek, and Timothy Beaupre.……

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.

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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 - 6:43PM Oct 31
There are no threats towards events in #SalemMA. We are monitoring the situation in NYC & are in contact w/ state & fed partners.

Salem MA Police - 9:02AM Oct 31
Planned street closings for tonight. Make sure to follow us here for live updates.

Salem MA Police - 6:44PM Oct 27
ICYMI Street closings planned for tomorrow in #SalemMA

Salem MA Police - 9:38AM Oct 27
Mailboxes downtown (including in front of the post office) will be out of service from noon on Fri 10/27 through th……

Salem MA Police - 3:47PM Oct 24
There's a new traffic pattern at Brown St and Washington Square.

Salem MA Police - 4:34PM Oct 23
Almost 16 grams of Fentanyl taken off the street by Salem PD this weekend. Fentanyl is 100x stronger than Heroin.……

Salem MA Police - 3:01PM Oct 23
Remember: Leave weapons, real or fake, at home if your visiting Salem this Halloween.

Salem MA Police - 8:16PM Oct 22
Thanks for the help, Elvis has been returned home!

Salem MA Police - 5:29PM Oct 22
Dog found on Highland Ave near the Lynn line. Call us at 978-744-1212 if you know who he belongs to.

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

Salem MA Police - 3:37PM Oct 21
Coming to Salem today? Downtown parking is full. Use the @MBTA_CR which will bring you steps from Downtown

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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…

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