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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Records

Telephone: 978-744-0171 x131
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Fax: 978-825-0131

The Salem Police Department Records Division maintains the Department's Incident Reports and other public records documents compiled by investigating police officers.

Ms. Donna Patterson

Principle Clerk

Telephone: 978-744-0171 x132

Ms. Sally Lander

Records Clerk

Telephone: 978-744-0171 x135

Records Division Window Hours of Operation

Weekday Business Hours
Monday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday 9:00AM - 12:00PM (Noon)
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED
The above hours only apply to non-holidays and normal weeks of operation. Please pay attention to our news postings during the holidays. Typically records will close on all observed municipal holidays.

Public Records Requests

Public Records Request Form PDF

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Accident Reports

Accident reports are available via several methods.

Receive a Copy at the Station

Accident reports can be requested, at the station, at no cost.

At the RMV

At the time of this writing, you may receive an accident report at the RMV for $20. Please note, there is typically a short delay prior to the registry obtaining the accident report from the Police Department. Once the registry obtains the accident report, there may be an additional 4 to 12 week delay before they find/make the report available.

Accident Report Costs

Method Cost
Postal Mail $5
MA RMV $20

Vehicle For Hire

The application can be found below. See our Licensing Page for more information.

Common Records Forms

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