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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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Traffic Impacts - 10/23 - 10/31

Posted Sunday October, 23rd 2016 2:59AM
We are anticipating the following road closures and traffic impacts this week:

Saturday, October 29: 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.

The Seabourn Quest port of call to Salem, previously scheduled for Saturday, October 29th, has been CANCELLED. The vessel will not be stopping at Salem due to weather concerns. Therefore the Salem Wharf parking lot on Blaney Street will remain open as normal on the day.

Saturday & Sunday, October 29 & 30: There will be no on-street parking on Essex St from Hawthorne Blvd to New Liberty St from 6am to 10pm. This section 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.

We may close additional streets including Essex Street from North St to Washington, Church Street, Federal Street, Lynde Street, or Washington Street depending on the crowds Saturday and Sunday. 

Monday, October 31: Halloween events will include multiple road closures and heavy traffic delays for the entire day and night. Expect major traffic delays on Rte 114 and Rte 1A. Downtown streets will close to all traffic no later than 4pm. Road closures include: Essex St at Crombie St and Barton Sq to Union St, Washington St from New Derby St to Bridge St, Federal St from St. Peter’s St to North St, Washington Sq N and W from Essex St to Brown St, Hawthorne Blvd, Derby St, Rte 1A, Congress St near Pickering Wharf, Charter St, Central St, Front St, and Lafayette St from New Derby St to Front St. Bridge St at Sgt. James Ayube Memorial Dr will also close to all traffic between the westerly overpass ramps and Sgt. James Ayube Memorial Dr from 9:30pm to 11:30pm for the closing fireworks.

Monday, October 31: Access into the MBTA Parking Garage will be restricted as of 6 p.m. on Halloween night. Access into and out of the MBTA Parking Garage will be restricted between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. (or the completion of festivities).


The MBTA will be adding additional trains on Saturday and Sunday. We strongly encourage using the MBTA Commuter Rail if you are traveling to Salem. See more on this page at the MBTA website.

The U. S. Postal Service mailboxes in the downtown area (B5 Zone), including the mail box at Riley Plaza and the mailboxes in front of the Salem Post Office will be out of service from 4:00PM on Friday October 28th until Tuesday morning November 1st due to the Haunted Happenings Events and Halloween.

As always we suggest following us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information during the week and on Halloween.

Although we make every effort to keep roads open we will close any roads necessary to maintain public safety without notice. Officers will be posted in key intersections at peak times to assist with traffic when possible. 
Additional information about traffic and parking on Halloween will be posted on our Facebook page this week. Please be sure to check there before planning your trip.

Traffic Impacts 10/16 - 10/22

Posted Saturday October, 15th 2016 11:48PM
We are anticipating the following road closures and traffic impacts this week:

Various Morning All Week: Entrance corridor street sweeping will be taking place starting Tuesday, October 11 and continuing through Thursday, October 20th. The streets scheduled to be swept will be "No Parking/Tow Zones" from 5:00 am to 7:00 am. For details please see this page on Salem.com.

Sunday, October 16: Witch Ride Motorcycle Ride has been rescheduled for Sunday October 16. Rte 114 and Rte 1A will be impacted, but not closed to traffic, from Marblehead to New Derby St. Rte 1A, including Derby St, will be closed to traffic between Lafayette St and Congress St. Congress St will also be closed to traffic. Anticipate road closures and traffic delays from noon to 3pm. There will be a no parking tow zone on Derby St between Lafayette and Congress St from 11am to 3pm.

Monday, October 17:  In order to comply with the requirements of the federal Maritime Transportation Security Act, for the arrival of the Victory One cruise vessel at the Footprint Wharf adjacent to Salem Wharf on Blaney Street, the southern portion of the public parking lot at Salem Wharf on Blaney Street will be closed from Monday, October 17th at 1:00 a.m. through Tuesday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m
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In addition, temporary no parking zones will be posted along both side of Blaney Street and on the southern side of Derby Street in the vicinity of Blaney Street during this time period.

Salem Ferry passengers who wish to park at the Blaney Street/Salem Wharf parking lot will be permitted access, but will need to pass through a security point. Ferry passenger vehicles will be allowed access on a space available basis.

Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23: There will be no on-street parking on Essex St from Hawthorne Blvd to New Liberty St from 6am to 10pm. This section 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.

Although we make every effort to keep roads open we will close any roads necessary to maintain public safety without notice. Officers will be posted in key intersections at peak times to assist with traffic when possible.

Academy Graduation

Posted Friday October, 14th 2016 4:36PM
Congratulations to our two newest additions Corey Gauthier and Wesley Regan on graduating the police academy today! Welcome aboard!
Wesley Regan and a Corey Gauthier
 

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Chief John LeLacheur - 10:22PM Nov 25
Just witnessed some great police work by @SalemMAPolice and @BeverlyPD talking a despondent male off the Beverly Salem Bridge. #lifesaved

Salem MA Police - 11:26AM Nov 23
Update: The dog has been returned home!

Salem MA Police - 11:17AM Nov 23
This guy was found near the dog park in #SalemMA. If you know where he belongs, give us a call at 978-744-1212. https://t.co/3CSz8jxhUC

Salem MA Police - 12:37PM Nov 21
Our detectives want you to know about a door-to-door solicitor scam possibly taking place. facebook.com/SalemMAPolice/…

Salem MA Police - 6:13AM Nov 21
Please share if you know anyone in need of a meal this Thanksgiving. https://t.co/odw2FenvXU

Salem MA Police - 8:08AM Nov 20
Our Opiate Awareness Walk is still on! We look forward to seeing you at 10 am!

Salem MA Police - 5:43PM Nov 11
Today we join everyone in saying "thank you" to our veterans for their service. We're proud to have many veterans… twitter.com/i/web/status/7…

Salem MA Police - 3:20PM Nov 11
Additional crew will be on Canal St in area of Lyme St working on the break. Use caution when passing through work areas.

Salem MA Police - 3:14PM Nov 11
There is a water main break on Broadway impacting service in South Salem. DPS is on site working on the issue.

Salem MA Police - 11:28PM Nov 8
A letter from Chief Mary Butler: facebook.com/SalemMAPolice/…

Salem MA Police - 8:11AM Nov 3
Have you seen Andre? If so please contact the ACO at 978-744-0171 ext 121 or dfamico@salempd.net. https://t.co/CUbspmFZv6

Salem MA Police - 11:06PM Oct 31
Fireworks have ended and we are starting to clean the streets.

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Middlesex Sheriff - 7:41PM Oct 31
Deputies & the MSO Community Command Center are in #SalemMA tonight helping ensure everyone has a safe, happy… https://t.co/IIjkCy03nI

Salem MA Police - 5:41PM Oct 31
Remember that trick or treating is underway, and runs until 8pm. Use extreme caution when driving through neighborhoods.

Salem MA Police - 5:39PM Oct 31
Road closures are in place at this time. Avoid driving downtown, please use the @MBTA_CR.

Salem MA Police - 5:46PM Oct 28
The Seabourn Quest has canceled their visit to Salem tomorrow due to the weather. The Blaney St Lot will remain open as normal.

Salem MA Police - 5:45PM Oct 28
ICYMI: Devil's Chase Race in Willows area starting @ 8am Saturday. No planned road closures, but expect delays.

Salem MA Police - 12:52PM Oct 28
Thanks to @MassStatePolice for the text-a-tip service. Please continue to call us at 978-744-1212 or 9-1-1 to request help from the police

Salem MA Police - 12:51PM Oct 28
We'll have a text-a-tip line for the weekend. Num: 67283 Keyword: salemtip Don't use to request the police, tips only please!

Salem MA Police - 6:30AM Oct 28
We've added a Google Map outlining the road closing planned for Halloween Day at bit.ly/16HHRoadClose

Salem MA Police - 5:10PM Oct 26
Remember that access to the T Garage on Halloween night will be restricted from 8pm to 1am. No cars will be allowed in or out per the MBTA.

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