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 - 6:48AM Sep 20
The 13th Annual Wicked Half Marathon is Saturday 9/22 starting at 7:00 am. Visit our site…

Salem MA Police - 6:51PM Sep 8
REMINDER: Tomorrow is a large road race from 10:00 am to about 12:30 pm. There will be significant traffic impacts……

Salem MA Police - 3:39PM Aug 27
We're conducting our biennial survey. The surveys will be open until November 2nd, 2018. English:……

Wicked Half Marathon - 9/22/18

Posted Thursday September, 20th 2018 6:46AM
The 13th Annual Wicked Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The race starts on Restaurant Row, down Memorial Drive to Essex Street, up Essex Street to Hawthorne Boulevard, right onto Derby St, left onto Lafayette Street and on to Marblehead. The course returns to Salem down Lafayette Street, right onto Derby Street, to Fort Avenue, onto Memorial Drive and ends at Dead Horse Beach.

The marathon will start at 7:00 am and we expect runners to be off the road by 10:30 am. There are no planned road closures, however we encourage drivers to expect delays and use extra caution in the area.

For more information about the marathon visit this site.

Salem Road Race - 9/9/18

Posted Thursday September, 6th 2018 3:29AM
Sunday, September 9th is the 2nd annual Salem Road Race. This is a large race with over 2.400 registered runners. We anticipate significant traffic delays along the route during the race.


The race starts on Congress Street at 10:00 am (near the corner of Ward St). Runners proceed straight on Congress, right on Derby, straight on Fort Avenue, left on Memorial Drive, right on Fort Avenue, left on Essex, left on Hawthorne Blvd, right on Derby, left on Lafayette, left on West Ave, to Forest River Park pathway, right on Shore Ave to Ocean Ave, right on Summit Ave, right on Willow Ave, left on JM Walsh Square, right on Messervy St, left on Green, right on Leach, left on Lafayette Pl, right on Pioneer Terrace to Palmer Cove Park pathway, right on Leavitt, left on Pingree, left on Lynch, right on Congress to finish line on Congress near the corner of Pickering Way. We anticipate runners being off the road by 12:30 pm.

2018 Biennial Survey

Posted Monday August, 27th 2018 3:42PM
The Salem Police Department is conducting it's biennial survey. We are asking the citizens and visitors of the City to take the survey and let us know how we are doing. Click on the links below to get started. The surveys will be open until November 2nd, 2018.

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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