Thursday, January 29, 2015

One Sided Parking Restriction

Due to the heavy accumulations of snow on the city streets the Salem Police Department has ordered a temporary parking restriction on all residential streets in the city.

Until further notice vehicles may only park on the even numbered side of the street.

Vehicles are prohibited from parking on the odd numbered side of city streets until further notice. This ban is intended to allow for sufficient room for traffic to pass, specifically police, fire, and ambulance vehicles. Please contact us at 978-744-1212 with any questions about this restriction.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Snow Emergency - 1/26/2015

The snow emergency is no longer in effect

Update: January 28, 2015 3:00 pm

The snow emergency parking ban will remain in effect until 8:00 am on Thursday, January 29, 2015. All vehicles must remain off the streets until the ban has been lifted.

All vehicles parked in alternate lots must be removed promptly following the end of the parking ban to allow for snow removal in municipal and school lots.

Once the ban has been lifted the Salem Police may restrict certain streets to parking on one side due to the snow. This decision will be made on a street by street basis and will be prominently posted.

The City of Salem Department of Public Works has declared a Snow Emergency effective Monday, January 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm until Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:00am.

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 please visit the City's Snow Emergency Central or call our Snow Emergency Hotline at 978-744-0171 extension 166.

The Governor of Massachusetts has also declared a statewide travel ban starting at midnight Monday into Tuesday. Remain off the roads and at home if at all possible.

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 Works at 978-744-3302.

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

Records Department Closed

Due to the recent National Weather Service Blizzard Warning and expected winter weather, our Records Department will be closed all day tomorrow, January 27th, 2015. Records will re-open, Wednesday at 10am.


Records will also be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 28th, as most city offices are closed. Records will re-open, Thursday, January 29th.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Prepare for the Coming Winter Storm

As we prepare for the severe winter weather expected to impact the area in the coming days we encourage you to keep the following in mind.

Make sure to review the City of Salem's Snow Emergency Central website for information on where to park during a snow emergency, how to sign up for notifications, and regulations about snow removal. The page is located at:

Take a moment and check out the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency's website at MEMA's website has information about storm preparedness safety.

Contact National Grid at 1-800-465-1212 to report an outage. Visit their storm page at to keep informed about outages in your area. There is also an outage map available at DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 TO REPORT A POWER OUTAGE.

Remember, emergency services will see an increase in calls during bad weather. Do not call 9-1-1 unless there is an emergency. Keep our non-emergency number 978-744-1212 by your phone.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2015 Police Officer Exam

The State Human Resources Division (HRD) has announced the 2015 Police Officer (Municipal and MBTA Transit Police) examination.

This examination is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015 with a last filing date of March 13, 2015. A late fee will be applied to applications filed after March 13, 2015, therefore candidates are encouraged to apply early. Applications will not be accepted after March 26, 2015.

Please visit the Civil Service website at for more details and to sign up for the exam.