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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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Salem MA Police - 10:31PM Oct 31
It's been a great night full of fun but we've reached the end. Please get home safe and we look forward to seeing… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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NEMLEC - 8:45PM Oct 31
@NEMLEC Motor Unit arriving in Salem to assist @SalemMAPolice @CityofSalemMA during their annual Halloween celebrat… https://t.co/l1RHB39kXP

Salem MA Police - 6:02PM Oct 31
There's some weird things out there tonight, but if something seems out of place let us know Dial 911 in an emerge… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Salem MA Police - 4:56PM Oct 31
We're shutting down roads now. We STRONGLY advise avoiding driving near downtown #SalemMA for the rest of the evening

Salem MA Police - 4:47PM Oct 31
We can promise there is absolutely NO fine or age limit on trick or treating. Have fun and enjoy the night! twitter.com/MayorDriscoll/…

Salem MA Police - 3:05PM Oct 31
Traffic is coming Roads will be closing at 4:00 pm Don't try it Take the train Really, take the @MBTA_CR https://t.co/8Ua9RrdLOp

Salem MA Police - 11:44AM Oct 31
Your costume is on point without them Please leave weapons or anything that could become one, real, fake, or othe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Salem MA Police - 10:33AM Oct 31
The big day is here! Remember the keys to a successful night: 🔑 Take the @MBTA_CR 🔑 Roads start to close @ 4 pm 🔑… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Traffic Concerns Saturday & Sunday 10/27 & 10/28 2018

Posted Thursday October, 25th 2018 3:20AM
The Salem Police expect large crowds to be visiting the city on Saturday and Sunday October 27th and 28th. As a result we anticipate making the following road closures between 10:00 am and 11:00 am:

  • Washington Street from Bridge Street to New Derby Street
  • Front Street from Lafayette Street to Washington Street
  • Essex Street from North Street to Washington Street
  • Essex Street from Hawthorne Boulevard to Liberty Street
These road closures will be put in place as we evaluate the size of the crowds downtown and closure times may vary. We will be posting updates on Facebook and Twitter as we close the roads.

The free satellite parking program will also be in place this weekend, and an additional lot will be added:
  • Salem High School (77 Willson Street)
  • North Shore Medical Center (108 Jefferson Avenue lot ONLY)
  • Salem State O'Keefe Center (225 Canal Street lot ONLY)
We STRONGLY recommend taking public transit to Salem. The MBTA Commuter Rail's Salem Depot station is only steps from downtown Salem and will be running trains regularly throughout the weekend. There are multiple garages along the rail line, including Lynn and Beverly. On the weekends the T is running a special $10 all you can ride fare.

There will also be a road race on Saturday morning starting at 8:00 am. The route will be as follows:
Restaurant Row to Memorial Drive to Szetela Lane to right to Webb  Street. Webb to left Andrews crossing Washington Square into the common exiting at Forrester Street. Washington Square East right to Essex Street, left onto Hawthorn Blvd. Left on  Derby Street to Fort Ave to Winter Island Road. Winter Island back to Columbus Sq.  turning right to Columbus Ave right onto Bay View, Left on Cheval,  a left onto Beach Ave and left on to Columbus Ave straight out to Fort Ave going back to Fire prevention bldg. going right on Memorial drive to Rest Row for Finish.
We do not plan on any road closures for the race, however drivers should exercise extra caution while the runners are out.

As always follow us on Facebook and Twitter throughout the weekend for important updates. If you have an emergency or see something suspicious dial 911. For non-emergency incidents you can contact us at 978-744-1212. Although we monitor our social media accounts please do not submit tips or requests for the police through them, you will get the best response by calling directly.

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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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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