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.


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One Sided Parking Restriction

Posted Thursday January, 29th 2015 9:56AM
Parking/Traffic Restriction

Due to the heavy accumulations of snow on the city streets the Salem Police Department has ordered a temporary parking restriction on all residential streets in the city.

Until further notice vehicles may only park on the even numbered side of the street.

Vehicles are prohibited from parking on the odd numbered side of city streets until further notice. This ban is intended to allow for sufficient room for traffic to pass, specifically police, fire, and ambulance vehicles. Please contact us at 978-744-1212 with any questions about this restriction.

Snow Emergency - 1/26/2015

Posted Monday January, 26th 2015 12:36PM

The snow emergency is no longer in effect

Update: January 28, 2015 3:00 pm

The snow emergency parking ban will remain in effect until 8:00 am on Thursday, January 29, 2015. All vehicles must remain off the streets until the ban has been lifted.

All vehicles parked in alternate lots must be removed promptly following the end of the parking ban to allow for snow removal in municipal and school lots.

Once the ban has been lifted the Salem Police may restrict certain streets to parking on one side due to the snow. This decision will be made on a street by street basis and will be prominently posted.

The City of Salem Department of Public Works has declared a Snow Emergency effective Monday, January 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm until Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00am.

All vehicles must be removed from the streets; failure to do so may result in ticketing and towing.

For a list of approved public off street parking sites please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

The Governor of Massachusetts has also declared a statewide travel ban starting at midnight Monday into Tuesday. Remain off the roads and at home if at all possible.

If your vehicle has been towed, please contact us at 978-744-1212 for information.

To report a power outage or check the status of an outage contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212 or visit their storm page here. Do not call 9-1-1 to report a power outage unless there is a life threatening emergency.

For inquiries related to snow removal or plowing please contact the Department of Public Works at 978-744-3302.

Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @SalemMAPolice for updates as the storm progresses.

Records Department Closed

Posted Monday January, 26th 2015 11:18AM
Due to the recent National Weather Service Blizzard Warning and expected winter weather, our Records Department will be closed all day tomorrow, January 27th, 2015. Records will re-open, Wednesday at 10am.


Records will also be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28th, as most city offices are closed. Records will re-open, Thursday, January 29th.

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Salem MA Police - 5:00PM Jan 29
Reminder as you go home tonight, only park on the even side of residential streets until further notice.

Salem MA Police - 10:03AM Jan 29
Make sure to sign up for the CodeRED system for notifications about parking bans, snow emergencies & safety issues.…

Salem MA Police - 10:00AM Jan 29
Please only park on the even side of streets to allow for the passage of traffic, specifically police, fire and ambulance vehicles.

Salem MA Police - 9:59AM Jan 29
Due to the snow accumulation we have issued a parking ban on the odd side of residential streets until further notice.

Salem MA Police - 7:00PM Jan 28
Reminder: The #SalemMA parking ban remains in effect until 8am 1/29. Keep cars off the streets.

Salem MA Police - 3:15PM Jan 28
The #SalemMA parking ban will remain in effect until 8am on 1/29. Please keep all vehicles off the streets to allow for snow removal.

Salem MA Police - 3:12PM Jan 28
We will evaluate streets to determine the need for one sided parking. Streets will be posted if they are restricted to one side.

Salem MA Police - 3:12PM Jan 28
Be sure to remove all cars from snow emergency lots promptly following the end of the ban.

Salem MA Police - 7:02PM Jan 27
We have been informed that Salem District Court will be CLOSED tomorrow 1/28.

Salem MA Police - 5:40PM Jan 27
Travel ban to be lifted @ midnight per @MassGovernor. Parking ban in #SalemMA remains in effect until further notice. Keeps cars off street

Salem MA Police retweeted

Mass State Police - 5:38PM Jan 27
Governor Baker states #TravelBan to be lifted at midnight tonight. Encourages staying off roads to allow plows to continue cleanup. #MAsnow

Salem MA Police retweeted

Dominick Pangallo - 3:38PM Jan 27
Or report via MT @SalemMAPolice: Call #SalemMA DPW directly w/ plow issues 978-744-3302. DON'T CALL 911 for plowing.

Salem MA Police - 3:20PM Jan 27
Due to the weather City Hall and our Record Division will be closed tomorrow 1/28.

Salem MA Police - 3:20PM Jan 27
We are aware of many side streets still needing clearing. Contact DPW directly w/ concerns @ 978-744-3302. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 for plowing.

Salem MA Police - 3:00PM Jan 27
The parking and travel ban remain in effect. Please stay off of the roads to allow DPW to clear the streets.

Salem MA Police - 7:09PM Jan 26
The @MBTA garage is open for emergency parking for a fee. See for details.

Salem MA Police - 6:58PM Jan 26
#Salem Parking Dept reports South Harbor garage is FULL. Spaces still available @ Museum Place Mall garage.

Salem MA Police - 4:00PM Jan 26
The Snow Emergency is now in effect. Please remove all vehicles from on street parking. See… for alt parking info.

Salem MA Police - 3:44PM Jan 26
Reminder: Snow Emergency in effect @ 4pm. All cars must be off the street. Don't get towed!

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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