Salem Police Department

Proud to be accredited by MPAC.

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

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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Terrorism Alerts

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

180 Years of Policing

Posted Thursday May, 12th 2016 6:22PM

Today marks the 180th anniversary of the organization of the Salem Police Department. On May 12, 1836 the Salem City Council passed a City Ordinance requiring a Marshall (now known as Chief) be appointed who would be responsible for organizing the police department. This act came only 50 days after the City was officially incorporated.

We can trace the roots of law enforcement in Salem back to constables the 1600's, and because of this ordinance the Salem Police Department is easily one of the oldest professional municipal police departments in the country.

A lot has changed in the city over the last 180 years and the department has evolved with the City. We are proud of our history, of our service, and of the support we receive from our community.

In the coming weeks and months we will be posting a series of photographs, special events, and videos in celebration of this milestone so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Rabies Clinic

Posted Tuesday May, 3rd 2016 11:51AM
The Salem Police in conjunction with the Veterinary Association of the North Shore will be holding a Rabies Clinic.

Where: Salem Police Headquarters - 95 Margin Street

When: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Cats and dogs 12 weeks or older. Fee is $10.00 per animal (cash or personal check only). 3 year vaccinations are available if a pervious years certificate is presented.

Rain or shine.

Contact ACO Don Famico at 978-744-0717 extension 121 or by email at with questions.

Administrative Professionals Day

Posted Tuesday April, 26th 2016 3:01PM

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 is Administrative Professionals Day. 

The Salem Police Department would like to take the opportunity to celebrate, honor, and thank our incredible administrative staff for all they do every day mostly without recognition.   

So today, we want to recognize you all for your great contribution, all your work, and all the efforts you undertake to support the Salem Police Department and our mission in the community. 

We want to express our since appreciation for the Chief’s Administrative Assistant, Ms. Sharyn Lubas who we celebrate for all her keen insights, unending research, coordination, budget management, invaluable feedback, and especially for trying to keep the Chief timely for meetings, correspondences, and “on task”!  

Administrative Assistant, Ms. Jayne Connors who we celebrate for her great work us keeping us up to date on our bills, managing the personnel files and providing a much needed and good sense of humor. 

Executive Secretary, Ms. Linda Raymond who we celebrate for arduously attempting to reconcile the convoluted weekly payroll, which is no small undertaking and for accepting multiple projects simultaneously.  

Principal Clerk, Ms. Donna Patterson who we celebrate for somehow making sense of the reams of paperwork and files that land in the Records Office every day. 

Clerk, Mr. Fred Greener who we celebrate for his unparalleled talent and skill at reconciling the grants and details every month, and our very special Jr. Clerk, Ms. Sally Landers who painstakingly enters all the motor vehicle citations and must have acquired the unique skill of reading hieroglyphics.  

To each one of our Administrative Professionals at the Salem Police Department, we thank you for all that you do each day to help this Department look great!   


Other Recent Announcements


“In Service to the Community”


Salem MA Police - 5:19PM May 26
Always make the call, your protected when you call 9-1-1 during an overdose.

Salem MA Police - 5:15PM May 22
Join us & our community on June 5th @ 5:30 pm for a Community Remembrance and Call to Action.

Salem MA Police - 1:24PM May 22
We send our deepest sympathies to the @AuburnMAPolice for the loss of Ofc. Ronald Tarentino.

Salem MA Police - 11:51PM May 21
It was a fairly slow night, but we'll be doing this again soon. Follow us here & Facebook for details. Thanks again! #tweetfromthebeat #tftb

Salem MA Police - 11:49PM May 21
Well that will do it for us tonight, thanks for following! Handing it off to the overnight shift. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 11:32PM May 21
Heading in to the station for a report in the front lobby. Sounds like a past verbal dispute. This may be the last call for us! #tftb

Salem MA Police - 11:22PM May 21
Patrolling downtown and we've come across a couple people in witch hats. #halloweeninmay? #tftb

Salem MA Police - 11:03PM May 21
All clear from the traffic stop. Officer Mazola is taking a report at the station, were back with Officer Riley in 25.

Salem MA Police - 10:57PM May 21
Backing up the Street Supervisor on a traffic stop on Lafayette Street. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 10:31PM May 21
Officer Bill Jennings has one under arrest from the suspicious mv call. We're waiting on a tow truck now. All other cars are clearing. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 10:26PM May 21
Call was for a person passed out behind the wheel of a mv. Several officers on scene investigating. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 10:16PM May 21
Just backed another unit on a traffic stop. Heading to a suspicious mv now...

Salem MA Police - 9:52PM May 21
Just clearing a call for open doors at Old Town Hall. We secured them & all in order. Back to patrol. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 9:36PM May 21
We'll be jumping in with Off. Mazola now. He's assigned to our Essex Street beat downtown.

Salem MA Police - 9:22PM May 21
All clear from there. Party moved along without an issue. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 9:14PM May 21
We're backing up Ofc Mazola on a suspicious person downtown outside a Dunkin Doughnuts. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 9:11PM May 21
We'll try to find them a safe place or take them into protective custody. The officer is bringing this party home. 2/2

Salem MA Police - 9:10PM May 21
We go to the hospital regularly for calls like this. When an intoxicated person no longer has a medical issue they'll call us. 1/2

Salem MA Police - 9:04PM May 21
We're back on patrol in South Salem. Another officer is headed to Salem Hospital to assist with a drunk individual. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 8:46PM May 21
First time anyone working has seen something like this happen. Always lock your cars & never leave them running folks. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 8:46PM May 21
Apparently a misunderstanding. 2 cars that look the same across the street from each other. Party returned the car to where he got it. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 8:38PM May 21
Vehicle has been located. Investigation on going. #tftb

Salem MA Police - 8:32PM May 21
We're responding with several other officer's for a vehicle that was just stolen on Prince St... more to follow...

Salem MA Police - 8:17PM May 21
Feel free to pass along any questions you have & we'll do our best to answer them. #tftb

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