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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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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October 18th and 19th Special Events

Posted Friday October, 17th 2014 1:00PM

The Salem Police remind everyone this will be another busy weekend in Salem. In addition to crowds and heavy traffic, residents should remember there will be the following road closures, parking restrictions, and special events:

  • Saturday 10/18: The Salem YMCA Witch City 5K starts at 9:00 am at Salem Willows Park. There area no road closures or parking restrictions in effect for this event, however residents should expect traffic to be impacted along the course.

  • Saturday 10/18: The Police Department anticipates closing Essex Street from Hawthorne Boulevard to New Liberty Street to accommodate pedestrian traffic from about 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This will also be a “No Parking” area. The Museum Place Mall Garage will still be accessible from Brown Street.

  • Sunday 10/19: The Witch Ride Motorcycle Ride will arrive in Salem around noon time. Residents should expect Lafayette Street (Rt. 114), Derby Street, and Congress Street to be closed while the ride arrives in the city. There will also be a “No Parking – Tow Zone” established on Derby Street from Lafayette Street to Congress Street from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Sunday 10/19: The Police Department anticipates closing Essex Street from Hawthorne Boulevard to New Liberty Street to accommodate pedestrian traffic from about 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. This will also be a “No Parking” area. The Museum Place Mall Garage will still be accessible from Brown Street.

  • Sunday 10/19: The first cruise ship, the Seabourne Quest, is expected to dock. The Blaney Street parking lot at the Salem Wharf will be closed from Saturday 10/18 at 10:00 pm until Sunday 10/19 at 6:00 pm. All vehicles must be removed from the lot prior to the closure. The lot will be available to Salem Ferry customers after passing through a security check point. Alternate parking is available for residents at the Bentley School Lot, the rear row of the VFW (95 Derby St), and the House of Seven Gables lot (115 Derby St). Cars must be removed from the Bentley School and VFW by 8:00 pm Sunday night and from the House of Seven Gables at 8:30 am Sunday morning. The city anticipates this to be a one time situation and that permanent facilities for future cruises will be completed.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter (@SalemMAPolice) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/SalemMAPolice) for updates as the weekend progresses.

Help us keep Haunted Happenings safe for all! Please report any suspicious or concerning activity to us at 978-744-1212!

Salem Police on Social Media

Posted Wednesday October, 15th 2014 9:00AM
The Salem Police Department is excited to announce our new initiative to expand our presence on social media. The department recognizes the potential that services like Facebook and Twitter can provide to allow us to expand our connection with our community. We have established official accounts on both Facebook and Twitter, and will begin posting regularly to both as well as our department's website.

We invite everyone to follow us at the following accounts:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/SalemMAPolice (@SalemMAPolice)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SalemMAPolice
Our Website: www.salempd.net

Although we will regularly monitor messages and comments on these sites, we would like to remind the public they are not an appropriate method of contacting the department about in progress incidents. Please continue to contact us at 911 in an emergency or at 978- 744-1212 for non-emergency requests for assistance.

Any questions about this program should be directed to Lt. Conrad Prosniewski, Salem Police Public Information Officer at 978-740-0171 ext 200 or by email at cprosniewski@salempd.net.

Planned Street Closures for October

Posted Tuesday September, 30th 2014 10:51AM

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Dominick Pangallo
Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, City of Salem
(978) 619-5600 | dpangallo@salem.com

SALEM, MA – The City of Salem has announced the following road closures and detours planned for events in October.

For additional information, please contact the Traffic Division of the Salem Police Department at 978-744-0171 ext. 115 or online at www.salempd.org or www.salem.com. Travel and parking information for Salem’s October Haunted Happenings festival is online at www.hauntedhappenings.org, with detailed parking information at www.parkinginsalem.com. Follow street closure and traffic alerts for October in Salem on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GetThruOctober (@getthruoctober).

All information below is subject to change. The Salem Police Department will close any street at any time if they determine that a public safety issue exists.

October 2: Haunted Happenings Parade starts at 6:00 p.m. at Shetland Office Park on Congress Street. Residents should anticipate traffic delays on Route 114 and Route 1A. Route 1A from Derby Street to Brown Street will be closed to traffic from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Other road closures are Congress Street, Washington Street, Essex Street from Washington Street to Union Street, Central Street, Front Street, and Washington Square West, North, and South. There will be no parking tow zones along the entire parade route. Log onto www.salem.com for more detailed information.

October 4 and 5: Haunted Happenings BizBaz. There will be no parking at the meters along the portion of Essex Street between Hawthorne Boulevard and New Liberty Street beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday October 4 through Sunday October 5 at 9:00 p.m. This section of Essex Street will also be closed to through traffic from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

October 18: Salem YMCA Witch City 5K road race starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Salem Willows. No road closures are planned, however residents should anticipate traffic delays along the following roadways: Memorial Drive, Essex Street, Route 1A, Route 114 including Hawthorne Boulevard, Derby Street, and Fort Avenue, ending at Restaurant Row.

October 19: Witch Ride Motorcycle Ride. Route 114 and Route 1A will be impacted, but not closed to traffic, from Marblehead to New Derby Street. Route 1A, including Derby Street, will be closed to traffic between Lafayette Street and Congress Street. Congress Street will also be closed to traffic. Residents should anticipate road closures and traffic delays from noon to 3:00 p.m. There will be a no parking tow zone on Derby Street between Lafayette and Congress Street from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October 25: Devil’s Chase road race starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Salem Willows soccer field on Fort Avenue. No road closures are planned, however residents should traffic delays until 10:30 a.m. on the following roadways: Fort Avenue, Derby Street, Szetela Lane, Webb Street, Andrews Street, Washington Square, Essex Street, Charter Street, Central Street, Derby Street, Winter Island Road, Columbus Avenue, Restaurant Row, and Memorial Drive. Several no parking tow zones will be posted on Memorial Drive, Victory Road, and Larkin Lane.

October 31: Halloween events will include multiple road closures and heavy traffic delays throughout Salem for the entire day and night. Residents should expect major traffic delays on Route 114 and Route 1A. Downtown streets will close to all traffic no later than 4:00 p.m. These road closures include: Essex Street at Crombie Street and Barton Square to Union Street, Washington Street from New Derby Street to Bridge Street, Federal Street from St. Peter’s Street to North Street, Washington Square North and West from Essex Street to Brown Street, Hawthorne Boulevard, Derby Street, Route 1A, Congress Street near Pickering Wharf, Charter Street, Central Street, Front Street, and Lafayette Street from New Derby Street to Front Street. Bridge Street at the Bypass Road will also close to all traffic between the westerly overpass ramps the Bypass Road from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for the closing fireworks.

Underage Alcohol Enforcement

Posted Monday August, 11th 2014 4:34PM
Originally Posted on July 9th, 2014

The Salem Police Department is participating in the FFY 2014 Underage Alcohol Enforcement Grant Program. The program goal is to reduce young drivers (age 20 or younger) involved in fatal crashes. There are 3 activities that we are employing:
  1. Reverse Stings/Cops in Shops: This program places undercover police officers in a bar, nightclub, or package store. The undercover police officers stop anyone who: looks to be under the age of 21, attempts to purchase alcohol, or uses/possesses false identification.
  2. Party Patrols: This allows the police department to have dedicated patrols for breaking up underage parties.
  3. Surveillance Patrols: In conjunction with the above programs, the police department conducts surveillance in areas of suspected underage drinking.

“In Service to the Community”

@SalemMAPolice

There is a large power outage affecting Salem. Contact National Grid at 800-322-3223 for updates. Do not call 911 unless there is a hazard.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

The tree on Essex St has been cleared and the road is back open.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

There are several trees down blocking Essex St at Washington Sq East. The road is closed, DPW is en route, and officers are on scene.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

At this time no power outages or street closures have been reported to Salem PD. DPW is working to clear trees that are down.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

SPD is receiving multiple calls for tress and wires down. Do not approach downed wires. Call us at 978-744-1212 to report them.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Check out our first #PreventPerps crime prevention tip. Don't hesitate to call us if you see something suspicious. http://t.co/2gJ17bIotp

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Coming back next weekend? Consider the T, they’ve added extra trains! Check it out http://t.co/6z9FekNuLK #HauntedHappenings

Sunday, October 19th 2014

See something, say something! Contact us at 978-744-1212 with public safety concerns. #HauntedHappenings #SeeSomethingSaySomething

Sunday, October 19th 2014

The Witch Ride has finished. All roads along the route are back open.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

The end of the Witch Ride is currently in Salem. Roads will open once the ride passes.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

The Witch Ride is in Marblehead and will be arriving in Salem shortly.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

The Witch Ride is currently on the Lynnway in Lynn on its way to Salem.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

The Witch City Motorcycle ride has left Everett and is on its way to Salem. It is expected to arrive around 2 pm.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Remember the Blaney Street lot is closed today. Seek alternate parking.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

SPD plans to close a small portion of Essex St to cars at 11a. See http://t.co/1T04PM4XHP for details. #HauntedHappenings

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Reminder: No Parking on Derby from Lafayette to Congress Sts 11a to 3p

Sunday, October 19th 2014

The Blaney St lot will be closing at 10pm tonight. Please remove all cars from the lot. See http://t.co/1T04PM4XHP for details.

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Help us keep today safe. Contact us at 978-744-1212 about suspicious activity. #HauntedHappenings #SeeSomethingSaySomething

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Did you know the MBTA added extra trains next weekend? Check out http://t.co/6z9FekNuLK #HauntedHappenings

Saturday, October 18th 2014

SPD plans to close a small portion of Essex St to cars at 11a. See http://t.co/1T04PM4XHP for details. #HauntedHappenings

Saturday, October 18th 2014

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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