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.
We are accredited by MPAC
Proud member of NEMLEC
Temporary One Way and No Parking Either Side Restrictions LiftedPosted Friday March, 27th 2015 12:57AM
As of Thursday, March 26, 2015 the Salem Police Department has lifted all tempoary "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 9thPosted 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.
Butler named Salem Police ChiefPosted Thursday March, 5th 2015 3:46PM
I am very excited to announce to you that I will be appointing Captain Mary Butler to be Salem’s next Chief of Police. Throughout her career Mary has demonstrated the utmost integrity and professionalism in her approach to policing and true leadership within the department. We were very fortunate to have three exceptionally strong finalists for this position. In the end, I believe the department and our City will be best served by the appointment of Chief Butler.
Chief Butler has indicated to me that one of her first actions will be to undertake a comprehensive review of the department’s policies and structure. A component of that will be a listening tour with our neighborhood associations, business community, elected officials, and members of the department. I hope you will participate in this initiative. The conclusion of that effort will be her report later this spring on how best to organize and reform the department to continually improve on the good work already underway there and provide a path forward.
The Chief’s official swearing in ceremony will be held later this month at Old Town Hall. I hope you will attend this special event and that you will take the opportunity between now and then to join me in congratulating Chief Butler on this exciting news.
Mayor Kimberley Driscoll
City of Salem
Other Recent Announcements
“In Service to the Community”
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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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.