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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Make Your 4th The Best It Can Be

Posted Wednesday July, 1st 2015 12:00PM
Remember to leave the fireworks to the professionals! Call 978-744-1212 to report illegal fireworks.
As you prepare your plans to visit Salem for the 4th of July, we encourage you to keep the following information in mind.
Activity Information
  • Fireworks and 4th of July activities will take place on Derby Wharf (160 Derby Street).
  • Kid's Space opens at 4:00 pm with games and face painting. Food vendors will also open at 4:00 pm.
  • Live entertainment begins on the stage at 5:00 pm with the band LUX.
  • Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:15 pm with Mayor Kim Driscoll, other local dignitaries, and local organizations leading a short parade through the Wharf. The Hillyer Festival Orchestra will then begin a two hour long concert.
  • The night will end with a fireworks display over Derby Wharf beginning at 9:15 pm.
  • Check out the detailed press release on Salem.com for more information.

Public Safety
  • Fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts, possession or sale of fireworks will result in the maximum fines possible. Call us at 978-744-1212 to report illegal firework activity. We will have extra patrols dedicated to responding to these calls on the 4th. Do not dial 9-1-1 for fireworks complaints, please use our non-emergency request for police line at 978-744-1212.
  • As always public drinking and disorderly conduct will not be tolerated and will result in being subject to arrest.
  • Report any suspicious activity such as unattended bags, suspicious vehicles, or concerning individuals to the Salem Police right away at 978-744-1212, by dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency, or to any officer you see.
  • Remember there will be large crowds and it will be dark out. Pay extra attention to small children, and consider attaching your contact information and their name to their clothes in case you get separated. Pre-plan a meeting place and time with older children in the event they get separated. If your child goes missing do not wait, notify a police officer immediately or dial 9-1-1. Instruct children to stop and stay where they are if they become lost and to notify a police officer.
  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks when coming and going from the event. Wear bright colored clothing and consider carrying a flash light. Make sure to follow any directions from officers directing traffic.
  • Guests are asked to carry any items in clear plastic bags and be prepared for possible bag checks by uniformed officers. Police will be monitoring access points into the Derby Wharf area throughout the afternoon and evening. Please plan for additional time to arrive at the wharf for the festivities.
Transportation and Road Closures
  • Parking will be limited. The South Harbor Garage (10 Congress Street), Museum Place Garage (2 New Liberty Street) and the Salem Depot Garage (242 Bridge Street) will be available. We do anticipate all three to fill up quickly. Additional overflow parking will be available at Shetland Park (35 Congress Street).
  • If possible we encourage you to consider walking or biking to avoid congestion on the roads. There will be heavy traffic before and after the event.
  • Consider using the MBTA Commuter Rail if you are coming from out of town. The Salem Depot is a short walk from Derby Wharf. Additional parking garages are available at the Lynn and Beverly train stations. The last train to Boston (Inbound) leaves at 10:46 pm and the last train to Newburyport (Outbound) leaves at 10:39 pm. Also keep in mind the MBTA have announced that bicycles are also prohibited on inbound Commuter Rail trains from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. as well as on outbound trains after 4 p.m. See this page on the MBTA's site for more information.
  • There is limited handicap parking at Derby Wharf and in the Immaculate Conception parking lot on Hawthorne Boulevard, which is first-come first-serve, and there is a mobility impaired/wheelchair seating section reserved at the beginning of Derby Wharf.
  • Recreational boaters and other craft will be restricted from the area around Derby Wharf and the channel in Salem Harbor and the South River for much of the evening. Mariners can call the Harbormaster’s Office at 978-741-0098 or on VHF 16 for emergencies after hours or for more information.
  • At 6:00 pm we will be closing Derby Street at Herbert Street, Orange Street at Essex Street, and Curtis Street at Essex Street. We will also be posting those areas a "No Parking Tow Zones" from 8:00 am until 11:00 pm. We may close additional streets during the night as needed to ensure public safety.


We suggest you follow our social media accounts on Facebook and on Twitter for up to date information as the night goes along. Be sure to check back here and to salem.com prior to leaving in case there are any last minute changes that are made.
Note: This post was updated on 7/2/2015 at 12:15 pm to include additional information and times for the MBTA.

Two New Officers!

Posted Friday June, 26th 2015 6:43PM
Salem PD is proud to announce that we have two new officers!

 
Corey Boulay (left) and Robert Monk (right)

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

Posted Tuesday June, 16th 2015 5:44PM

This summer leave the fireworks to the professionals. The Salem Police will have dedicated patrols to respond to fireworks complaints as well as fines up to $200 and $1,000 for the sale of fireworks in the city.

If you see someone using fireworks in your neighborhood please call us at 978-744-1212 so we can dispatch an officer as soon as possible, do not dial 9-1-1 unless there is an emergency.

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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. facebook.com/SalemMAPolice/…

Salem MA Police - 8:59PM Jul 4
Fireworks should be on time starting in about 15 minutes at 9:15 pm. #SalemMA

Salem MA Police - 6:05PM Jul 4
Thank you to @NEMLEC @msosheriff for the communications and logistical support. If you need help, look for the bus. http://t.co/Fp6VPWI7ta

Salem MA Police - 5:36PM Jul 4
FYI Derby St is closed at Herbert St for the fireworks. The weather is clearing up and the crowds are starting to grow. #SalemMA 4th.

Salem MA Police - 5:45PM Jul 3
Consider these tips for a safe 4th when you visit #SalemMA. on.fb.me/1f0e8Wj

Salem MA Police - 5:00PM Jul 3
Interested in joining SPD as a dispatcher? We currently have an opening. Last date to apply is 7/16. See salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_…

Salem MA Police - 6:15PM Jul 2
Planning on coming to #SalemMA for the 4th? We suggest considering the @MBTA_CR. See more at on.fb.me/1GLOyKp

Salem MA Police - 12:02PM Jul 1
We want your #SalemMA 4th to be the best time it can be. Check out salempd.org for some tips on a successful night.

Salem MA Police - 5:45PM Jun 30
Teamwork between our Communications, Patrol, & Detectives division results in quick arrest of purse snatcher. facebook.com/SalemMAPolice/…

Salem MA Police - 3:52PM Jun 30
Salem celebrates the 4th on Saturday. See salem.com/Pages/SalemMA_… for details. Arrive early, spots will fill up quickly!

Salem MA Police - 9:00AM Jun 29
SPD welcomes our 2 newest members, Ofcs Monk & Boulay. They graduated the police academy last Friday! http://t.co/zefQkm0UL6

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Dominick Pangallo - 2:29PM Jun 26
Help keep #SalemMA safe. Signs now available at @MayorDriscoll's Office, @SalemMAPolice, & (soon) On-Point Center. http://t.co/p5j3KGq8jC

Salem MA Police - 7:51PM Jun 19
Keep these tips in mind about living with coyotes. facebook.com/SalemMAPolice/… http://t.co/pNuGxMTBHa

Salem MA Police - 8:21AM Jun 17
Don't forget tonight the City Council is hosting an open forum on opiate abuse. 5:30 pm @ Salem High School. See salempd.org.

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Dominick Pangallo - 5:21PM Jun 16
Planning #4thofJuly in #SalemMA? Leave fireworks 2 professionals. Max fines & dedicated @SalemMAPolice units in place http://t.co/FcfY2uORCl

Salem MA Police - 3:58AM Jun 13
Opie was reportedly seen in the Forest River area. Contact the number on the flyer if you've seen him. http://t.co/ZgryVP4mv4

Salem MA Police - 6:00PM Jun 12
SPD & ACO Famico invite you to an educational presentation on living with coyotes. on.fb.me/1QsOmuncopy http://t.co/mZwKs94QrN

Salem MA Police - 1:01PM Jun 11
Join us and the City Council for a public forum on opiate abuse in our community on 6/17 5:30 p @ Salem High School. http://t.co/5T0GDcCw0r

Salem MA Police - 1:00PM Jun 11
Join us and the City Council for a public forum on opiate abuse in our community on 6/17 5:30 p @ Salem High School. http://t.co/ENWSWnibNM

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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