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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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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.

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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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Snow Emergency 3/13/2017

Posted Monday March, 13th 2017 4:27PM

Update: The Snow Emergency Parking Ban will be lifted as of 11:00 pm on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. 

All vehicles must be removed from the school lots by 8:00 am or they will be ticketed and towed.

The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:30 pm until further notice.
This includes the Downtown Parking District.

We will begin tagging and towing operations at 11:30 pm even though snow has not begun to fall. Please plan ahead and move your vehicle off of the road before 11:30 pm tonight.
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 and streets included in the downtown emergency snow district please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

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 Services at 978-744-3302. If there is no answer please leave a message and your issue will be address as soon as possible. You may also request services from the DPS through the SeeClickFix app online or on your phone. Visit this informational page for more information.

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

Citizen's Police Academy to Begin March 29th

Posted Saturday February, 18th 2017 1:30AM
The Salem Police Department will be offering a Citizens’ Police Academy starting on March 29, 2017 and will run for a ten (10) week period.  The goal of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to offer insight into the Department as an organization, discuss current case law that affects policing today, and to give a general understanding of the day to day duties of a Salem police officer. 

This ten week course will cover topics such as patrol, firearms, search & seizure, underwater criminal investigation, modern day police technology, use of force and other areas of interest.  Topics will be taught by patrolmen and superior officers with particular expertise in the subject matter.  Additionally, the Salem Citizens’ Police Academy will also host a “ride along” to participants who attend at least eight of the ten class sessions.  This ride along allows students to “patrol” with officers during their regular tour of duty.  Students will also be given an opportunity to utilize the department’s firing range under the supervision of a police firearms instructor.

The Citizens’ Police Academy will be held at the Salem police station on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  There is no fee for attending the Citizens’ Police Academy and it is open to any Salem resident who is eighteen years of age or older.  Class size is limited 25 students.  Applications are available at the Salem Police Department or online at www.salempd.net.  In order to be considered for the first class beginning on March 29th, completed applications must be submitted no later than March 15, 2017.

 
Contact:       Captain Conrad Prosniewski              Lieutenant Marc Berube
                     978. 744.0171 ext. 200                       978.744.0171 ext. 269

Snow Emergency 2/12/17

Posted Sunday February, 12th 2017 3:10PM
The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm until further notice.
This includes the Downtown Parking District.

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 and streets included in the downtown emergency snow district please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

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 Services at 978-744-3302. If there is no answer please leave a message and your issue will be address as soon as possible. You may also request services from the DPS through the SeeClickFix app online or on your phone. Visit this informational page for more information.

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

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Salem MA Police - 8:39AM Mar 25
FYI #SalemMA speed limit is changing to 25 MPH on 4/4/17 unless otherwise posted https://t.co/9oWGvebgap

Salem MA Police - 7:20PM Mar 15
We kept busy during yesterday's blizzard. We saw almost double the amount of phone calls as we normally handle. https://t.co/5lvXtKBkoU

Salem MA Police - 7:32PM Mar 14
Snow Emergency Parking Ban ends at 11pm. Remove all cars from school lots by 8am or they will be tagged & towed. https://t.co/OpkvRzpWCG

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Dominick Pangallo - 4:23PM Mar 14
#SalemMA DPW crews are out & will be through the night. Please be patient & for most timely response, report snow issues to snow@salem.com.

Salem MA Police - 4:02PM Mar 14
At this time we do not have any information about restoration time. Contact @nationalgridus at 1-800-465-1212 for info.

Salem MA Police - 4:02PM Mar 14
We are aware of power outages across the city. Do not call 9-1-1 for information. Call @nationalgridus at 800-465-1212.

Salem MA Police - 3:33PM Mar 14
Jefferson Ave has been closed in the area of both 250 AND 290 due to two separate wires down in the road. Avoid the area.

Salem MA Police - 12:43PM Mar 14
The fastest way to get your power restored in an outage is to notify @nationalgridus directly! twitter.com/MassEMA/status…

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MEMA - 12:42PM Mar 14
If you lose power, report the outage to your utility. Keep 911 lines for emergencies. Power Outage Safety Tips:… https://t.co/f920JvbUDp

Salem MA Police - 11:58PM Mar 13
Snow emergency is now in effect. We are beginning to tag and tow vehicles. Please have your cars off the city streets.

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Mass. Court Closings - 9:16PM Mar 13
Massachusetts Courts will be closed across the state tomorrow, March 14th, to ensure the safety of court users and court staff. #masnow

Salem MA Police - 4:33PM Mar 13
We will begin tagging & towing @ 11:30 pm even though snow won't have started. Do not leave cars on the street overnight!

Salem MA Police - 4:32PM Mar 13
Snow emergency in effect @ 11:30 pm. No school & city offices closed tomorrow. https://t.co/nmTh3oWocg

Salem MA Police - 8:19AM Mar 13
A major winter storm is expected tomorrow. Keep these tips in mind and prepare yourself and your family today! https://t.co/uJx9w8mCDf

Salem MA Police - 10:01PM Mar 8
If your cell provider is AT&T be aware of an outage when calling 911. This is ONLY effecting AT&T wireless customer… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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Friends Of NE Finest - 3:07PM Mar 2
Today we honor Patrolman ROBERT E FLYNN EOW 3/2/1958 Thank you. #NeverForget @SalemMAPolice

Salem MA Police - 3:00PM Mar 2
Work has been completed on Jefferson Ave and the road is back open.

Salem MA Police - 6:01AM Mar 2
Jefferson Ave remains closed and most likely will be for most of the morning. Road blocks are in place. Seek altern… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Salem MA Police - 11:01PM Mar 1
There is a large water main break on Jefferson Ave near Laurent Road. Jefferson Ave has been closed in the area as a precaution.

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