A Greeting From Chief Paul F. Tucker
Salem, Massachusetts is situated 16 miles north of Boston and borders the Eastern seaboard. The Salem Police Headquarters is centrally located within the city and adjacent to downtown Historic Salem. The City of Salem hosts a diverse community with over 41,000 citizens and is primarily a residential area with some commercial districts. Salem is home to the North Shore Medical Center, Salem State College, Dominion – Salem Harbor Power Station and schools of all grades.
The Salem Police Department is responsible for patrolling approximately 8 square miles. In 2013 the Salem Police Department responded to approximately 40,000 calls for service.
The full complement for the Salem Police Department is 97. As of February 2014, the Salem Police Department has 90 full-time sworn officers. The department is comprised of the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and the Special Operations Division.
I invite you to tour our website and browse the different divisions to get a look inside the Salem Police Department. I hope that you find it useful and informative.
Paul F. Tucker
Chief of Police