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
Proud member of NEMLEC
Officers Recieve MassCOP's President's AwardPosted Thursday September, 17th 2015 6:56PM
Officers Gagnon and Luti apprehended a dangerous armed suspect after a stabbing in June. Both officers showed a great amount of bravery confronting the suspect armed with a knife late at night and ultimately ended in his arrest.
We are extremely proud of the work Dennis and Eric did, and continue to do every day. Congratulations!
Entrance Corridor Street SweepingPosted Monday August, 31st 2015 7:32PM
Please review the schedule as there are signifigant changes from past years.
Information about the schedule can be found on salem.com.
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 DayPosted Monday August, 31st 2015 7:28PM
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.
Other Recent Announcements
“In Service to the Community”
Salem MA Police - 3:52PM Sep 30
There are also multiple flooded streets in low lying areas. Do not drive through standing water and please have patience until it recedes.
Salem MA Police - 6:39PM Sep 17
Ofc. Gagnon and Luti arrested a suspect armed with a knife after a stabbing in June. Congratulations to both, and thank you for your bravery
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.