Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 Community Survey

We have opened our annual community survey. The Salem Police Department is conducting this survey to better understand how its residents feel about crime, safety and the performance of the Police Department. This is your chance to help us learn more about how you view your neighborhood. We will use your answers to improve the Department. Your responses are strictly anonymous.

The survey is available in English at:
The survey is available in Spanish at:

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Residential Street Sweeping

The City of Salem will begin residential street sweeping on Monday, September 12th. Please review the information on this page at and have your vehicles off the street on your sweeping day. Vehicles not moved may be subject to ticketing and towing.

Please contact the Department of Public Services during normal business hours with questions or concerns.

Click here to view Street Sweeping Information

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Special Movice Screening

The Salem Overdose and Substance Use Prevention Coalition will be hosting a free movie screening of an episode of "Road to Recovery" next Wednesday, September 14th, at 6:30pm at the Salem Visitor Center.

This episode will talk about the recent trends in prescription opioid misuse and heroin use, opioid use disorders, efforts to reduce the distribution and use of heroin, and prevention/treatment efforts. A special panel discussion to follow after the episode.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Peace March 9/3/16

On Saturday, September 3, 2016 a peace march organized by several local churches will be taking place starting at 2:00 pm. The march will follow the following route:

  • Start on Congress St at Leavitt St
  • Continue up Congress St to Harbor St
  • Turn left onto Harbor St
  • Turn right onto Lafayette St
  • Turn left onto New Derby St
  • Turn right onto Washington St
  • Turn right onto Church St
  • Continue onto Brown St
  • Continue onto Salem Common
There will be rolling road blocks during the march, please seek alternative routes during the march.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Derby Street Mile 8/26/16

The Derby Street Mile road race will be Friday, August 26, 2016. The race begins at Salem Willows at 7:00 pm and follows along Fort Avenue to Derby Street and ends at Derby Wharf.

Expect roads along the race route to be closed during the race. Detail officers will be on hand to assist with traffic when possible. We anticipate roads being closed from shortly before 7:00 until the race passes at about 7:45. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during this time.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Fall 2016 Citizens Police Academy

The Salem Police Department will be offering a Citizens’ Police Academy starting on September 28th, 2016 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 25 students.  Applications are available at the Salem Police Department or online at  In order to be considered for the first class beginning on September 28th, completed applications must be submitted no later than September 19th, 2016.  

You can find the application online at

Friday, July 15, 2016

National Night Out

Don't miss Salem's first National Night Out! National Night Out is an opportunity for the community to come out and build relationships with your police department. We'll be holding our first National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 5 pm to 8 pm on Salem Common.  We will be showcasing a selection of police and fire vehicles, a demonstration by our Canine Unit, a bounce house, obstacle course, bike raffle, and more! Thank you to our sponsors Target, Home Depot, the Boys and Girls Club, Total Entertainment, and local businesses. 
National Night Out