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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The Salem Police Department is committed to providing information to its citizens regarding current threats, security concerns and suspicious incidents.


We are accredited by MPAC


Proud member of NEMLEC

Officers Recieve MassCOP's President's Award

Posted Thursday September, 17th 2015 6:56PM
The Salem Police are very proud to announce that Officers Eric Gagnon and Denis Luti have been awarded the President's Award from the Massachusetts Coalition of Police at their annual conference today.

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 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.

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 - 3:52PM Sep 30
There is a power outage in the Salem WIllows area. Please contact @nationalgridus at 800-322-3223 for updates, do not call 9-1-1.

Salem MA Police - 4:28PM Sep 25
Tomorrow is National Drug Take Back Day and we're participating!…

Salem MA Police - 6:49PM Sep 17
Ofcs. Eric Gagnon and Denis Luti recieved the @MasscopAFLCIO President's Award at their annual conference today.

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 - 5:26PM Sep 10
Salem State Police are looking for a missing person. If you have any information please contact them at 978-542-6111

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.

Salem MA Police retweeted

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 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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