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

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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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Chief Butler Reads to Kindergartners

Posted Tuesday February, 9th 2016 4:04PM
On January 29, 2016 Chief Mary Butler visited the Kindergarten class at the Witchcraft Heights School and read to them from Sneezy the Snowman. The class had some great questions for the Chief, and they each got to try on her hat!



Snow Emergency 2/8/2016

Posted Sunday February, 7th 2016 5:29PM
The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:00 am until 8:30 pm.
Parking will be allowed in the downtown emergency district until 12:00 noon.

Update February 8, 2016 4:40 pm:
The snow emergency will be lifted at 8:30 pm. It is important that all cars be removed from all school lots promptly following the snow ban being lifted. Crews need to clear the lots for school tomorrow. Please keep cars off the streets until 8:30 to allow crews to finish city streets. We are actively enforcing the parking ban at this time.

Again, if your vehicle is in a school lot after 8:30 p.m. you will be ticketed and subject to towing.


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 Works 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 DPW 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.

Snow Emergency 2/5/2016

Posted Thursday February, 4th 2016 6:57PM
The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Friday, February 7, 2016 at 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.



Update 2/7/16 6:00 pm:
The snow emergency parking ban will be lifted as of 7:00 pm. Please remove vehicles from school lots as soon as possible.


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 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 Works 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 DPW 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 - 4:07PM Feb 9
On 1/29 Chief Butler read to the Kindergarten class @ Witchcraft Heights from Sneezy the Snowman. https://t.co/ttcTDWoYqD

Salem MA Police - 8:32PM Feb 8
Snow ban has been lifted. Pls move your cars from school lots so they can be made safe for school tomorrow. We will ticket & tow as needed.

Salem MA Police - 4:39PM Feb 8
Keep cars off the streets until 8:30, crews are still working & we are enforcing the snow ban.

Salem MA Police - 4:35PM Feb 8
We anticipate that the snow ban will be lifted at about 8:30. You must remove any vehicles in school lots at that time or they will be towed

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MEMA - 1:29PM Feb 8
If your power does goes out, report the outage to your utility company. Don't call 911 unless you have an emergency. https://t.co/vZi3OGV4uc

Salem MA Police - 5:32PM Feb 7
Snow Emergency Mon 2/8 at 9am. Parking will be allowed in the downtown emergency district til 12p. Visit salempd.org for more

Salem MA Police - 8:28PM Feb 5
Please do not call 9-1-1 to inquire about power outages. Contact @nationalgridus at 800-465-1212 or online at www1.nationalgridus.com/PowerOutageMap…

Salem MA Police - 8:28PM Feb 5
There are several power outages in different parts of the city. Updates are available from @nationalgridus at www1.nationalgridus.com/PowerOutageMap…

Salem MA Police - 6:21PM Feb 5
The snow emergency parking ban will be lifted at 7pm. Please remove cars from school lots as soon as possible.

Salem MA Police - 2:49PM Feb 5
DPW is requesting that all cars be removed from the streets in the down town area. Please remove your cars or they will be ticketed & towed.

Salem MA Police - 7:08AM Feb 5
Snow emergency parking ban is in place as of 7am. Please remove all cars from road. See salempd.org or salem.com

Salem MA Police - 6:54PM Feb 4
Snow emergency in effect @ 7am on Fri 2/5. All cars will need to be off the street. See salempd.org or salem.com

Salem MA Police - 8:24AM Feb 3
Today's training at NSMC has been cancelled.

Salem MA Police - 6:00PM Feb 2
Salem Police Department Awarded Grant to Combat Underage Drinking on.fb.me/1QFtrkE

Salem MA Police - 9:18AM Feb 1
Well be training along with ofcs from @NEMLEC at @northshoremed wed. There will be many ofcs & vehicles from out of town. No need for alarm.

Salem MA Police - 6:11PM Jan 21
Last week Inside the Salem Police https://t.co/DCYPjJKsXd

Salem MA Police - 3:03PM Jan 21
Detail officers on Loring Ave are reporting the water main break work has been completed.

Salem MA Police - 5:48AM Jan 21
Loring Ave down to one lane IAO of Riverview St. Estimated water will be out until mid-morning in affected areas. Please avoid Loring Ave.

Salem MA Police - 4:28AM Jan 21
Break will impact traffic on Loring Ave this morning. Please avoid the area and expect delays.

Salem MA Police - 4:28AM Jan 21
Large water main break on Loring Ave (Rt 1A) near Riverview St. Impacting water service in South Salem. DPW on scene now, no ETA for a fix.

Salem MA Police - 8:30AM Jan 15
The city has posted the 2016 Snow Brochure. See more at salempd.net

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
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