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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All Winter Parking Restrictions Lifted

Posted Tuesday March, 31st 2015 4:34PM
Parking/Traffic Restriction
All winter parking restrictions have been lifted as of Tuesday, March 31, 2014. All City streets and parking lots have been returned to normal posted restrictions.

Temporary One Way and No Parking Either Side Restrictions Lifted

Posted Friday March, 27th 2015 12:57AM

As of Thursday, March 26, 2015 the Salem Police Department has lifted all temporary "One Way" restrictions that remained in place. All streets that were previously restricted will now return to regular two way traffic.

The "No Parking Either Side" restriction has been lifted on all streets with the exception of:

  • Thorndike Street
  • Arbella Street
  • Eden Street
  • Larkin Lane

The "No Parking Odd Side" restriction remains in effect on residential streets until further notice

Please remember when you park your vehicles there must be room for traffic to pass. If a vehicle is impeding the passage of other vehicle it will be subject to tagging and towing.

Chief Butler to be Sworn in April 9th

Posted Thursday March, 26th 2015 10:00AM

The Salem Police Department and the City of Salem are excited to announce that Chief Mary Butler will be officially sworn in as Chief of Police on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:00 am at Old Town Hall. The ceremony will include remarks from several local officials and Chief Butler. The ceremony is open to the public and free of charge.

Chief Butler has been the acting Chief of the Department since her appointment was announced several weeks ago. Chief Butler joined the Salem Police in 1987 and has held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Acting Captain. She has worked in the Patrol Division, Detectives Division, Special Operations Division, and served as an administrative aid to a former chief.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Old Town Hall
Address: 32 Derby Square, Salem MA, 01970

Please contact Sharyn Lubas at 978-744-0171 extension 158 with questions.

Other Recent Announcements


“In Service to the Community”


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 MA Police - 10:02AM Mar 26
We are excited to announce that Chief Butler will be sworn in on 4/9 @ 10 am. Ceremony @ Old Town Hall & open to the public.

Salem MA Police - 8:09AM Mar 26
The experimental traffic plan has ended, Salem street is once again a two way street.

Salem MA Police - 6:28PM Mar 22
Be aware of IRS tax scams this tax season.…

Salem MA Police - 11:27AM Mar 13
Info session will be on 3/18 @ 7pm & held at On Point Center 50 Leavitt St. English and Spanish candidates encouraged to attend.

Salem MA Police - 11:25AM Mar 13
Salem PD will be holding an informational night about the @MACivilService Police Officer Exam next month.

Salem MA Police - 7:33PM Mar 9
Don't forget the Civil Service exam for police officers is coming up. The deadline to apply is 3/26. See for more.

Salem MA Police retweeted

Mass Civil Service - 7:26PM Mar 9
With the deadline to apply for the 2015 Police Officer Exam looming, please read the exam announcement info carefully before applying.

Salem MA Police - 3:49PM Mar 5
We are very excited to announce that 28-year career veteran Captain Mary Butler has been named Salem’s next Chief of Police!

Salem MA Police - 12:10PM Mar 4
Salem PD reminds all of the silent 911 call procedures in place. If you can't talk, we can still help.

Salem MA Police - 5:36PM Mar 2
Today the Salem Police remember Officer Robert Flynn who died in the line of duty on this date in 1958.…

Salem MA Police - 4:35PM Mar 2
Found cat on Loring Ave in a garage. Call us @ 978-744-1212 if you recognize it.

Salem MA Police - 7:06AM Mar 2
The snow emergency was lifted as of 7am. Parking restrictions remain in effect across the city. See for details.

Salem MA Police - 5:33PM Mar 1
Remember all cars MUST be out of the school lots promptly at 7am tomorrow to allow schools to open w/ 2 hour delay.

Salem MA Police - 5:33PM Mar 1
#SalemMA Snow Emergency parking ban starts at 9pm tonight through 7am tomorrow. Move all vehicles off the road to avoid towing.

Salem MA Police - 8:35PM Feb 26
If you have concerns about a solicitor or a possible scam call 978-744-1212 without delay so we can respond.

Salem MA Police - 8:35PM Feb 26
Basically, all for profit solicitors must have a license from the police and display this license when soliciting.

Salem MA Police - 8:34PM Feb 26
A note from the Salem PD about door to door soliciting and the licensing process.…

Salem MA Police - 1:43PM Feb 25
An update from the Salem Police on parking, snow removal, and related concerns on Facebook &

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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