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

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status

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

2016 Community Survey

Posted Monday September, 26th 2016 9:30AM
We have opened our annual community survey. The Salem Police Department is conducting this survey to better understand how its residents feel about crime, safety and the performance of the Police Department. This is your chance to help us learn more about how you view your neighborhood. We will use your answers to improve the Department. Your responses are strictly anonymous.

The survey is available in English at:
The survey is available in Spanish at:

Residential Street Sweeping

Posted Saturday September, 10th 2016 9:35AM
The City of Salem will begin residential street sweeping on Monday, September 12th. Please review the information on this page at and have your vehicles off the street on your sweeping day. Vehicles not moved may be subject to ticketing and towing.

Please contact the Department of Public Services during normal business hours with questions or concerns.

Click here to view Street Sweeping Information

Special Movice Screening

Posted Thursday September, 8th 2016 7:22PM
The Salem Overdose and Substance Use Prevention Coalition will be hosting a free movie screening of an episode of "Road to Recovery" next Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30pm at the Salem Visitor Center.

This episode will talk about the recent trends in prescription opioid misuse and heroin use, opioid use disorders, efforts to reduce the distribution and use of heroin, and prevention/treatment efforts. A special panel discussion to follow after the episode.

Other Recent Announcements


“In Service to the Community”


Salem MA Police - 5:01PM Sep 29
We encourage motorists to use Rt 114 on Sunday and avoid downtown Peabody, especially Washington & Lowell Sts.

Salem MA Police - 5:00PM Sep 29
#PeabodyMA will be having a large parade in honor of their Centennial Anniversary on Sunday. The parade will impact traffic on Lowell St.

Salem MA Police - 9:30AM Sep 26
We're happy to announce our 2016 Community Survey is now open for your feedback. See for details.

Salem MA Police - 2:11PM Sep 25
Thanks to the Salem Coalition for Animals for their donation of items to be used with stray or lost animals at the station!

Salem MA Police - 5:58PM Sep 20
Don't miss out on a screening of The Hungry Heart on Oct 12th @ Salem Visitor's Center. The screening starts at 6:3……

Salem MA Police - 3:23PM Sep 16
We're proud to have been re-accredited. Pictured are Captains Stephens and Losolfo.

Salem MA Police - 8:00AM Sep 12
The Wicked Half Marathon will be on Saturday 9/17 starting @ 7 am. Expect delays along the route.

Salem MA Police - 5:52PM Sep 10
Street sweeping starts on Monday 9/12. Be sure to review this info to avoid a ticket or tow.…

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Dominick Pangallo - 9:55AM Sep 9
Visiting #SalemMA in Oct? Be sure to follow @DestSalem @HauntdHappnings @SalemMAPolice @GetThruOctober @MayorDriscoll and @BuildingSalem.

Salem MA Police - 7:21PM Sep 8
Don't miss this special screening next Wednesday.

Salem MA Police - 12:10PM Sep 3
Peace march at 2pm. Expect rolling road blocks & delays in area. See for details

Salem MA Police - 9:03AM Sep 3
Be a good neighbor: follow traffic/parking laws, keep moving to reasonable times, & properly dispose of trash when done.

Salem MA Police - 9:03AM Sep 3
This weekend is move in for #SSU. Expect heavy traffic on roads around college. Add time or use alternate routes.

Salem MA Police - 9:03AM Sep 2
Today is the last day for Sharyn Lubas one of our most valued support members. Thanks for your 19 years of service!

Salem MA Police - 9:54PM Aug 31
Both sides of New Derby St will be closed between Lafayette St and New Derby St later tonight for utility work. At this time 1 lane is open.

Salem MA Police - 9:53PM Aug 31
*Traffic Alert* New Derby St westbound lane closed between Lafayette St and Washington St sue to @nationalgridus work until further notice.

Salem MA Police - 3:18PM Aug 31
We have received some information about counterfeit Oxycontin in our area.

Salem MA Police - 2:08PM Aug 26
Race is expected to last until about 7:45. Seek alternate routes during this time.

Salem MA Police - 2:07PM Aug 26
The Derby St Mile road race is tonight starting @ 7p. Expect road closures along route from Willows, down Fort Ave, & on to Derby St.

Salem MA Police - 5:00PM Aug 24
Full video of the explosion from Mon can be downloaded from More details on our Facebook page. Contact us w/ info

Salem MA Police - 4:59PM Aug 24
We need help to ID parties who placed explosives inside a @therainbowtimes newspaper box.…

Salem MA Police - 9:14AM Aug 17
Last Week Inside the Salem Police Department

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