Friday, November 28, 2014

Phone Line Outage - Resolved

All phone lines are now back in service.

The Salem Police are currently experiencing problems with our main phone number 978-744-1212. We are aware of the issue and investigating the cause. This issue is not affecting our business or emergency lines.

If you have a non-emergency request for the police please dial 978-744-0171.

If you have an emergency request for the police, fire, or ambulance please dial 9-1-1

Again, if you have a non-emergency request for the police please dial 978-744-0171 until further notice.

Update Friday, November 28, 2014 10:00 am

The problem has been rectified by our service provider and all lines are now back in normal service.

Update Friday, November 28, 2014 7:00 am

We have identified the issue with the phone line and are waiting on our service provider to resolve the issue. At this time there is no estimated time frame for that to be completed.

This outage only is impacting our 978-744-1212 phone number. All other emergency lines, direct phone lines, and fax lines are operating normally. Please continue to contact us at 978-744-0171 for routine or business issues and at 9-1-1 for all police, fire, or medical emergencies.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Records Holiday Closure

Our records division will be closed on November 27th & 28th 2014 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Records will reopen on Monday, December 1st 2014 at 10am.

Underage Alcohol Enforcement

The Salem Police Department is participating in the FFY 2015 Underage Alcohol Enforcement Grant Program. The program goal is to reduce young drivers (age 20 or younger) involved in fatal crashes. There are 3 activities that we are employing:

1.     Reverse Stings/Cops in Shops- This program places undercover police officers in a bar, nightclub, or package store. The undercover police officers stop anyone who looks to be under the age of 21 who attempts to purchase alcohol or who uses or possesses false identification.
2.     Party Patrols- This allows the police department to have dedicated patrols for breaking up underage parties.
3.     Surveillance Patrols- In conjunction with the above programs, the police department conducts surveillance in areas of suspected underage drinking.