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

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Salem MA Police - 3:23PM Jan 18
We're expecting a Winter Storm this weekend. Don't be caught off guard, plan ahead and be ready. Know where to mo……

Prepare for the Upcoming Winter Storm

Posted Friday January, 18th 2019 3:21PM
We're anticipating a winter storm this weekend. Plan ahead and prepare yourself!

❄️ Remember when a Snow Emergency is declared all vehicles must be off city streets. Have a plan where to move your vehicle. We strongly recommend having a back up plan as well in case the lot your planning to use is full.

❄️ Check out for a complete listing of information you'll need to know

❄️ Program the following numbers into your phone:
       🚨 All Emergencies (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 911
       ➡️ Salem Police Non-emergency: 978-744-1212
       ➡️ Salem Fire Non-emergency: 978-744-1235
       ➡️ Salem DPW: 978-744-3302 (leave a message, they are checked regularly during storms)
       ➡️ National Grid Electric: 7-800-322-3223

Want to make a difference? Take the 2019 Police Officer Exam!

Posted Friday January, 11th 2019 12:10AM
Want to make a difference? Serve your community? Interested in becoming a police officer?

Applications to take the Civil Service examination to become a municipal police officer are due by February 5th. Apply online at

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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.


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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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