Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Snow Emergency 1/17/2018



The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 07:00 am until further notice.
This does not include the Downtown Parking District.

DO NOT PARK IN A SCHOOL LOT IN THE EVENT THAT THERE IS SCHOOL TOMORROW. IF YOUR CAR IS IN A SCHOOL LOT AND SCHOOL IS NOT CANCELED IT WILL BE TOWED.
All vehicles must be removed from the streets; failure to do so may result in ticketing and towing. For a list of approved public off street parking sites and streets included in the downtown emergency snow district please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

If your vehicle has been towed, please contact us at 978-744-1212 for information.

To report a power outage or check the status of an outage contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212 or visit their storm page here. Do not call 9-1-1 to report a power outage unless there is a life threatening emergency.

For inquiries related to snow removal or plowing please contact the Department of Public Services at 978-744-3302. If there is no answer please leave a message and your issue will be address as soon as possible. You may also request services from the DPS through the SeeClickFix app online or on your phone. Visit this informational page for more information.

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalemMAPolice and on Twitter @SalemMAPolice for updates as the storm progresses. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Snow Emergency 1/4/2018

The City of Salem has declared a Snow Emergency effective Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 12:00 am (Midnight) until Friday, January 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm (Noon Time)
This includes the Downtown Parking District.

All vehicles must be removed from the streets; failure to do so may result in ticketing and towing. For a list of approved public off street parking sites and streets included in the downtown emergency snow district please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

If your vehicle has been towed, please contact us at 978-744-1212 for information.

To report a power outage or check the status of an outage contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212 or visit their storm page here. Do not call 9-1-1 to report a power outage unless there is a life threatening emergency.

For inquiries related to snow removal or plowing please contact the Department of Public Services at 978-744-3302. If there is no answer please leave a message and your issue will be address as soon as possible. You may also request services from the DPS through the SeeClickFix app online or on your phone. Visit this informational page for more information.

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SalemMAPolice and on Twitter @SalemMAPolice for updates as the storm progresses. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Traffic Advisory 10/27 to 10/29

On Saturday, October 28th the Devil’s Chase road race starts at 8am at the Salem Willows soccer field on Fort Ave. No road closures are planned, however expect traffic delays until 10:30am on the following roadways: Fort Ave, Derby St, Szetela Ln, Webb St, Andrews St, Washington Sq, Essex St, Charter St, Derby St, Winter Island Rd, Columbus Ave, Restaurant Row, and Memorial Dr. Several no parking tow zones will be posted on Memorial Dr, Victory Rd, and Larkin Ln.

Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29: There will be no on-street parking on Essex St from Hawthorne Blvd to New Liberty St and on Essex St between Barton Sq and Washington St from 6am to 10pm. These sections of Essex St will also be closed to through traffic from 9am to 10pm. Access to Museum Place garage will be via Brown St only.

The Salem Police may close additional streets including but not limited to Essex Street from North St to Washington, Church Street, Federal Street, Front Street, Lynde Street, or Washington Street depending on the crowds October 27-30. 

Additional information can be found on salem.com. We'll be posting specific information about Halloween Night on Monday.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wicked Half Marathon

This Saturday, September 16th, starting at 7:00 am will be the annual Wicked Half Marathon. The race starts at the Willows, continues down Derby Street, on to Lafayette Street, into Marblehead, and returns along the same route.
 
At this time we do not expect any road closures, however there will be impacts on traffic. The race should be concluded by 10:00 am.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Salem Police Apply For Grant Funding

The Salem Police Department is intending on applying for the FY2017 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. The grant money, if awarded will purchase ballistic shields for use by Officers when on patrol. If persons have questions or comments they may direct them to Captain Kate Stephens at kstephens@salempd.net

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fall 2017 Citizen's Academy

The Salem Police Department will be offering a Citizens’ Police Academy starting on September 27, 2017 and will run for a ten (10) week period.  The goal of the Citizens’ Police Academy is to offer insight into the Department as an organization, discuss current case law that affects policing today, and to give a general understanding of the day to day duties of a Salem police officer. 

This ten week course will cover topics such as patrol, firearms, search & seizure, underwater criminal investigation, modern day police technology, use of force and other areas of interest.  Topics will be taught by patrolmen and superior officers with particular expertise in the subject matter.  Additionally, the Salem Citizens’ Police Academy will also host a “ride along” to participants who attend at least eight of the ten class sessions.  This ride along allows students to “patrol” with officers during their regular tour of duty.  Students will also be given an opportunity to utilize the department’s firing range under the supervision of a police firearms instructor.

The Citizens’ Police Academy will be held at the Salem police station on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  There is no fee for attending the Citizens’ Police Academy and it is open to any Salem resident who is eighteen years of age or older.  Class size is limited 30 students.  Applications are available at the Salem Police Department or online at www.salempd.net.  In order to be considered for the class beginning on September 27th, completed applications must be submitted no later than September 15, 2017.

You can download a copy of the application from this link.