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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Entrance Corridor Street Sweeping

Posted Monday August, 31st 2015 7:32PM
The City of Salem will begin our annual street sweeping program, beginning with entry corridors.

Please review the schedule as there are signifigant changes from past years.

Information about the schedule can be found on

Officers will be assisting the crews by ticketing and towing vehicles impeding the crews, please help us keep Salem clean by moving your vehicles.

Overdose Awareness Day

Posted Monday August, 31st 2015 7:28PM
August 31 is Overdose Awareness Day and a group gathered to wear 91 purple t-shirts and 10 black bands in recognition of how Opiate overdoses have impacted our community. Each t-shirt represents a reported overdose, and each black band represents a fatal overdose that has occurred this year.

We would like to remind everyone the Salem Police are committed to providing any assistance we can to those affected by Opiate addiction. If you have information about drug sales or activity, need information about finding help, or have other concerns please contact us at 978-744-1212.

If someone you know is experiencing an overdose, dial 9-1-1 immediately. Seconds do count during an overdose, and you are protected by law if you call for help.

Thank you to all who came out today, and a special thanks to Lt. Dennis King for his role in organizing the event.

Civil Service Lateral Transfer Opening

Posted Monday August, 3rd 2015 5:34PM
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Salem MA Police - 7:24PM Aug 31
ICYMI Entrance Corridor Street Sweeping begins tomorrow. Don't get tagged or towed, check the schedule.…

Salem MA Police - 6:27PM Aug 31
Today we we part of Overdose Awareness Day. See for more.

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DA Jonathan Blodgett - 3:55PM Aug 4
Suspect in murder of Jaimee Mendez arrested in VA @SwampscottPD @MassStatePolice @LynnPoliceDept @SalemMAPolice…

Salem MA Police - 5:10PM Aug 3
We are accepting applications for a lateral Civil Service Police Officer position.

Salem MA Police - 3:22PM Aug 1
Lafayette St is back open.…

Salem MA Police - 2:25PM Aug 1
Lafayette St in the area of Forest Ave is currently blocked by a downed tree. DPW is on the way to clear it and we are on scene.

Salem MA Police - 10:36AM Aug 1
Applications for the Citizen's Police Academy are now available at,, and in our front lobby.

Salem MA Police - 5:47AM Jul 31
Yesterday we hosted a group of future police officers from Mary Jane Lee Park.…

Salem MA Police - 5:22PM Jul 30
We're holding another Citizen's Police Academy starting in September. See this link for more:…

Salem MA Police - 4:36PM Jul 22
Help us find the owner of this dog found on Highland Ave.…

Salem MA Police - 1:22PM Jul 20
We're adding new members to our dive team.…

Salem MA Police - 8:00AM Jul 19
Yesterday our officers and the @MassStatePolice Bomb Squad responded to a susp package @ Salem Willows.…

Salem MA Police - 5:10PM Jul 13
Don't forget applications for the job opening as a Dispatcher are due by 7/16. See Human Resources on for more.

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jermaine wiggins - 4:32PM Jul 13
Out in Salem supporting the summer meals program & #FuelupToPlay60 for the kids!! @salemsummermeals @SalemMAPolice

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Dennis King - 11:50AM Jul 13
Super bowl champion Germaine wiggins at palmer cove serving up summer meals!

Salem MA Police - 9:01AM Jul 6
We had a very busy weekend, including over 100 fireworks complaints. See our post on Facebook for detailed stats.…

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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