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
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Chief Paul F. Tucker
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
Phone Line Outage - ResolvedPosted Friday November, 28th 2014 12:57AM
All phone lines are now back in service.
The Salem Police are currently experiencing problems with our main phone number 978-744-1212. We are aware of the issue and investigating the cause. This issue is not affecting our business or emergency lines.
If you have a non-emergency request for the police please dial 978-744-0171.
If you have an emergency request for the police, fire, or ambulance please dial 9-1-1
Again, if you have a non-emergency request for the police please dial 978-744-0171 until further notice.
Update Friday, November 28, 2014 10:00 am
The problem has been rectified by our service provider and all lines are now back in normal service.
Update Friday, November 28, 2014 7:00 am
We have identified the issue with the phone line and are waiting on our service provider to resolve the issue. At this time there is no estimated time frame for that to be completed.
This outage only is impacting our 978-744-1212 phone number. All other emergency lines, direct phone lines, and fax lines are operating normally. Please continue to contact us at 978-744-0171 for routine or business issues and at 9-1-1 for all police, fire, or medical emergencies.
Records Holiday ClosurePosted Tuesday November, 25th 2014 11:41AM
Underage Alcohol EnforcementPosted Tuesday November, 25th 2014 11:25AM
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Salem MA Police - 8:33PM Dec 9
The Salem Police have closed Harmony Grove Road to the Peabody line due to flooding. Seek an alternate route.
Salem MA Police - 7:56PM Dec 9
Avoid driving through any water in the street as it may be significantly deeper than it appears. When in doubt dont get stuck, drive around.
Salem MA Police - 7:55PM Dec 9
There are isolated areas of localized flooding & open manholes. All roads are still open. SPD & DPW are monitoring.
Salem MA Police - 3:12PM Nov 28
The issue with our 978-744-1212 line has been resolved. All phone lines at the station are back in normal service.
Salem MA Police - 3:00PM Nov 28
Holiday Tree Lighting tonight in Lappin Park (Washington @ Essex Sts) at 6:30p. Expect traffic delays in the area during the event.
Salem MA Police - 7:23AM Nov 28
TMLT: We have ID'd the issue and are waiting on the phone company to rectify it. Not ETA is available from them yet. Use 978-744-0171.
Salem MA Police - 12:50AM Nov 28
We are experiencing an issue with our main line at 978-744-1212. Please use 978-744-0171 until further notice. 911 has not been impacted.
Salem MA Police - 11:00AM Nov 26
Note: Our Records Div will be closed Thu 11/27 & Fri 11/28 due to the holiday. They'll be back open on Mon 12/1 normal hours.
Salem MA Police - 12:00PM Nov 17
We're looking for your questions. DM us your questions about our dept and each week we will answer one for you here and on Facebook.
Salem MA Police - 12:30PM Nov 9
We will be releasing further information about the missing person shortly.