Salem Police Department
95 Margin Street, Salem, MA 01970 •  Non-Emergency Request for Police 978-744-1212 •  Business 978-744-0171 •  In an Emergency, ALWAYS DIAL 911

Welcome to the Salem Police Department website. The Mission of the Salem Police Department is to enforce the laws of society, protect individual rights, lives and property, and to reduce overall crime.

The Salem Police Department strives to deliver the highest standard of police services to the community with pride and professionalism.

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.



We are accredited by MPAC


Proud member of NEMLEC

Terrorism Alerts

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status

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

Rabies Clinic

Posted Saturday April, 25th 2015 9:00AM

The Salem Police Department will be holding a Rabies Clinic on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The clinic will be held at Salem Police Department Headquarters, 95 Margin St., Salem MA. The cost of is $10.00 and the clinic is open to all. Bring a valid rabies certificate from last year to qualify for a 3 year rabies vaccine.

Contact Animal Control Officer Don Famico at 978-744-0171 extension 121 or by email Rabies Clinic Flier

Elder Abuse Survey

Posted Friday April, 17th 2015 3:41PM

The Salem Police Department, the Office on Violence Against Women and North Shore Elder Services are teaming up and have a survey for you. Please see below.

Our community has received funding from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women to create or enhance services for older victims of abuse. In order to gather the kinds of information that will help us plan activities and services that better respond to the needs of victims of abuse in later life, we are asking older adults (anyone 50 +) and service providers throughout our community to share their experiences. Your ideas are important to us.

Individuals who are age 50 and older may be hit, yelled at, or sexually assaulted. They may be neglected or have had money or possessions stolen. Older victims are most generally harmed by someone they know; often someone they love or trust, such as a spouse, partner, adult child, other family member or a caregiver.

You may know an older adult who has been or is being harmed.

You may want to talk to someone before or after taking this survey. If you need further information before or after taking this survey please contact Lisa at 978-750-4540. All responses are kept confidential.

Survey Link for Individuals
Survey Link for Professional Providers

Spring Street Sweeping

Posted Thursday April, 16th 2015 4:03PM

The City of Salem begins their spring street sweeping program on April 16, 2015. Streets and side walks will systematically be cleaned starting with entry corridors and then moving onto residential streets. The Salem Police will be enforcing a No Parking Tow Zone in areas that are scheduled to be swept.

See this page at for information about when your street will be swept, parking restrictions in effect, and alternate parking locations.

Street sweeping operations may be rescheduled due to weather conditions. We urge you to check prior to your scheduled street sweeping time for any updates or changes.

Other Recent Announcements


“In Service to the Community”


Salem MA Police - 3:58PM May 6
Congratulations to Capt. Kate Stephens for completing the FBI LEEDA Trilogy Award!…

Salem MA Police - 7:44PM May 2
Residential street sweeping will be starting on Mon May 4th. Don't let your car get towed! See this link for more:…

Salem MA Police - 9:00AM Apr 25
We will be holding our annual rabies clinic @ SPD headquarters May 6 from 4-6pm. See flier for details.

Salem MA Police - 3:30PM Apr 20
Our officers & dispatchers are back assisting @newtonpolice & @bostonpolice w/ Marathon again this year through @NEMLEC.

Salem MA Police - 3:29PM Apr 20
Did you know officers and dispatchers from Salem PD were sent after the Marathon Bombing to assist?…

Salem MA Police - 3:36PM Apr 17
We've partnered up w/ NS Elder Services & the Office on Violence Against Woman to combat elder abuse. See… for more.

Salem MA Police - 3:57PM Apr 16
Street sweeping began today w/ entry corridors. Residential streets start on 5/4. See… for details.

Salem MA Police - 9:05AM Apr 14
It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Thank you Lisa, Melissa, Keegan, Michael and Charles!

Salem MA Police - 4:08PM Apr 13
ICYMI DPW will be street sweeping down town tomorrow evening. Parking restrictions will be in place.…

Salem MA Police - 7:21PM Apr 9
Some images from the swearing in ceremony today. Thank you to Jodie Kimball for the photos.…

Salem MA Police retweeted

Paul Tucker - 1:27PM Apr 9
Proud to stand w/ former Chief St Pierre and welcome new Salem PD Chief Mary Butler who will be a strong leader

Salem MA Police retweeted

Dominick Pangallo - 1:11PM Apr 9
SRO at #SalemMA Old Town Hall for @MayorDriscoll swearing in of our new @SalemMAPolice Chief Mary Butler.

Salem MA Police - 1:00PM Apr 9
A special thank you to @PeabodyPolice & @DanversPolice for covering calls w/officers & dispatchers to allow us to gather as a department.

Salem MA Police - 1:00PM Apr 9
The show of support from our elected officials, community members, and fellow law enforcement agencies speaks volumes about #SalemMA

Salem MA Police - 12:59PM Apr 9
This morning Chief Mary Butler was sworn in as the Chief of the Salem Police Department. Thank you to all who joined us.

Salem MA Police - 7:55PM Apr 3
Found a needle on the ground? Don't touch it, call us at 978-744-1212 so we can dispose of it safely.

Salem MA Police - 10:22AM Apr 2
Be aware of common phone scams. Don't become a victim of identify theft. Be careful with your personal information.

Salem MA Police - 8:22AM Apr 2
There is no snow emergency in effect today. Lights are on for Autism Awareness. See for details.

Salem MA Police - 9:00AM Apr 1
On 4/2 Salem will be turning on the Snow Emergency lights for Autism Awareness. See for more.

Salem MA Police - 6:15PM Mar 31
From our Animal Control Officer, some information on a missing cat in the Lafayette St/West Ave area.

Salem MA Police - 4:36PM Mar 31
As of today all temporary parking restrictions have been lifted. Please observe normal restrictions and postings.

Salem MA Police - 4:17PM Mar 27
Salem Police officers arrested a subject suspected to be responsible for string of house breaks. See…

Salem MA Police - 8:01AM Mar 27
Spring is arriving. We have lifted most parking restrictions. See for details. Odd side restriction remains in place.

Salem Police Department 95 Margin Street, Salem, MA 01970 •  Non-Emergency Request for Police 978-744-1212 •  Business 978-744-0171 •  In an Emergency, ALWAYS DIAL 911

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