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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Chief Tucker Portrait Salem, Massachusetts is situated 16 miles north of Boston and borders the Eastern seaboard. The Salem Police Headquarters is centrally located within the city and adjacent to downtown Historic Salem. The City of Salem hosts... Read More

News

Haunted Happenings Text-A-Tip

Posted Wednesday October, 29th 2014 8:00PM

The Salem Police in conjunction with the Massachusetts State Police have established a Text-A-Tip line for this weekend's festivities. The system allows for anonymous two way messaging between the public and the police. We encourage everyone to program the number into their phone, and to report any suspicious activity to us right away.

Text-A-Tip Number: 67283
Include the keyword salemtip

Although our staff will regularly monitor this service, it is not a replacement for 9-1-1 in an emergency. Citizens can also contact us at 978-744-1212 with any concerns.

The Salem Police thank the Massachusetts State Police for providing this valuable resource to us.

Halloween Road Closures

Posted Wednesday October, 29th 2014 7:06PM

The Salem Police will be closing the following roads on Friday, October 31, 2014 from about 4:00 pm until 11:30 pm:

  • Washington St. from New Derby St. to Bridge St.
  • Essex St. from Barton Square to Union St.
  • Derby St. from Lafayette St. to Union St.
  • Brown St. at New Liberty St.
  • Lafayette St. from Derby St. to Front St.
  • Hawthorne Blvd. from Derby St. to Essex St.
  • Washington Sq. West from Essex St. to Brown St. Washington Sq. South closed. Washington Sq. North closed from Brown to Winter St.
  • Winter St. at Bridge St. closed to inbound traffic.
  • Williams St. at Bridge St.
  • Congress St. closed at South Harbor Garage. Vehicles will be detoured to Pickering Way out to Derby St. Derby St. inbound traffic detoured to Wharf St. out to Congress St.
  • Front St., Charter St., and Central St. closed to traffic.
  • Federal Street closed to traffic from St. Peters St. to North St.

Bridge Street will also be closed at the North Street Overpass through the James Ayube Bypass Road at 10:00 pm through 11:30 pm.

The Salem Police will also be posting and enforcing "No Parking - Tow Zones" from 4:00 pm until 12:00 am on the following streets:

  • Lafayette St. both sides Front St. to Derby St.
  • Public parking lot along Front St. Public parking spaces located on Central St. in front of old police station.
  • Essex St. from Barton Sq. to Hawthorne Blvd.
  • Derby St. both sides between Union St. and Lafayette St.
  • Hawthorne Blvd. both sides.
  • Front St.
  • Central St.
  • Washington St. from New Derby St. to Bridge St. both sides.
  • Washington Sq. North, South, and West both sides.
  • Norman St. from Washington to Crombie St.
  • New Derby St. between Klop Alley and Lafayette St.

Additionally both sides of Federal St. from Washington St. to the Old Superior Court Building (32 Federal St) and Washington St. in front of 50 Washington St. will be "No Parking - Tow Zone" from 8:00 am until 12:00 am (midnight) on Friday.

Additional roads may be closed on an as needed basis

Help us keep Haunted Happenings safe, contact us at 978-744-1212 with any public safety concerns.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours and Safety Tips

Posted Monday October, 27th 2014 5:25AM

Chief Paul F. Tucker has announced that neighborhood Trick or Treat times for Halloween will be on October 31, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. through 8:00 p.m.


The Salem Police have also released the following informational pamphlet with information for parents to help keep this Halloween fun and safe for all.



Be sure to check back later this week for detailed information about this weekend's Haunted Happenings Festivities.

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalemMAPolice and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SalemMAPolice for additional information about Haunted Happenings including safety tips, contact information, road closures, and public safety notices.

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The fireworks show has ended. Salem Police are starting to clear the streets. Please begin to make your way home. #HauntedHappenings

Friday, October 31st 2014

Due to heavy pedestrian traffic Lafayette St has been closed at Harbor St. and New Derby Street has been closed at Washington St.

Friday, October 31st 2014

Remember SPD and @MassStatePolice have established a Text-A-Tip line for #HauntedHappenings this weekend. Text us at 67283 keyword salemtip.

Friday, October 31st 2014

Official trick-or-treat hours started at 5:30 pm. Use caution driving through neighborhoods. #HauntedHappenings

Friday, October 31st 2014

The parking department reports that the South Harbor Garage is full. There are still spaces in the Museum Place Mall Garage (New Liberty St)

Friday, October 31st 2014

All preplanned road closures are now in place. Avoid driving downtown. #HauntedHappenings

Friday, October 31st 2014

Due to heavy pedestrian traffic the Salem Police have closed Washington St from New Derby St to Church St. #HauntedHappenings

Friday, October 31st 2014

SPD and @MassStatePolice have established a Text-A-Tip line for #HauntedHappenings this weekend. Text us at 67283 keyword salemtip.

Friday, October 31st 2014

Planning on coming to #HauntedHappenings tonight? Keep these important points in mind. http://t.co/FTiN9DsFTw

Friday, October 31st 2014

See our post on http://t.co/1T04PM4XHP for more details about Text-A-Tip. Big thanks to the @MassStatePolice for the help.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

SPD and @MassStatePolice have established a Text-A-Tip line for #HauntedHappenings this weekend. Text us at 67283 keyword salemtip.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

The Salem Police have announced road closures & parking restrictions for Halloween night. See http://t.co/a6gSlrByYl. http://t.co/flKY8PHNQt

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Members of our CIU met with kids from River St and made Halloween themed signs about speeding. http://t.co/PYl1SLleh2

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Our newest #PreventPerps flier. Help us keep #HauntedHappenings safe! http://t.co/muiClsS6ki

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

There are parking garages along the T in Lynn and Beverly along with extra trains.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

The MBTA has added extra trains this weekend. City parking garages will fill quickly. Consider the T. http://t.co/QKt0Fowpg2

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

The MBTA will be closing the new garage at the Salem Depot from 8p to 1a on Halloween night. No cars in or out. Plan ahead. @MBTA_CR @MBTA

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Check out the attached pamphlet from us with safety tips for you and your children this year. (Pg 2) http://t.co/Ir2jsYjWkD

Monday, October 27th 2014

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