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.
Residential Street SweepingPosted Saturday September, 10th 2016 9:35AM
Please contact the Department of Public Services during normal business hours with questions or concerns.
Special Movice ScreeningPosted Thursday September, 8th 2016 7:22PM
This episode will talk about the recent trends in prescription opioid misuse and heroin use, opioid use disorders, efforts to reduce the distribution and use of heroin, and prevention/treatment efforts. A special panel discussion to follow after the episode.
Peace March 9/3/16Posted Friday September, 2nd 2016 9:00AM
- Start on Congress St at Leavitt St
- Continue up Congress St to Harbor St
- Turn left onto Harbor St
- Turn right onto Lafayette St
- Turn left onto New Derby St
- Turn right onto Washington St
- Turn right onto Church St
- Continue onto Brown St
- Continue onto Salem Common
Other Recent Announcements
“In Service to the Community”
Salem MA Police - 2:11PM Sep 25
Thanks to the Salem Coalition for Animals for their donation of items to be used with stray or lost animals at the station!
Salem MA Police - 9:03AM Sep 3
Be a good neighbor: follow traffic/parking laws, keep moving to reasonable times, & properly dispose of trash when done.
Salem MA Police - 9:54PM Aug 31
Both sides of New Derby St will be closed between Lafayette St and New Derby St later tonight for utility work. At this time 1 lane is open.
Salem MA Police - 2:08PM Aug 26
Race is expected to last until about 7:45. Seek alternate routes during this time.
Salem MA Police - 2:07PM Aug 26
The Derby St Mile road race is tonight starting @ 7p. Expect road closures along route from Willows, down Fort Ave, & on to Derby St.
Salem MA Police - 2:59PM Aug 11
Please take time to check on neighbors and friends, heat related illness is serious & escalates rapidly. Call 9-1-1 for help.