Saturday, April 25, 2015

Rabies Clinic

The Salem Police Department will be holding a Rabies Clinic on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The clinic will be held at Salem Police Department Headquarters, 95 Margin St., Salem MA. The cost of is $10.00 and the clinic is open to all. Bring a valid rabies certificate from last year to qualify for a 3 year rabies vaccine.

Contact Animal Control Officer Don Famico at 978-744-0171 extension 121 or by email Rabies Clinic Flier

Friday, April 17, 2015

Elder Abuse Survey

The Salem Police Department, the Office on Violence Against Women and North Shore Elder Services are teaming up and have a survey for you. Please see below.

Our community has received funding from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women to create or enhance services for older victims of abuse. In order to gather the kinds of information that will help us plan activities and services that better respond to the needs of victims of abuse in later life, we are asking older adults (anyone 50 +) and service providers throughout our community to share their experiences. Your ideas are important to us.

Individuals who are age 50 and older may be hit, yelled at, or sexually assaulted. They may be neglected or have had money or possessions stolen. Older victims are most generally harmed by someone they know; often someone they love or trust, such as a spouse, partner, adult child, other family member or a caregiver.

You may know an older adult who has been or is being harmed.

You may want to talk to someone before or after taking this survey. If you need further information before or after taking this survey please contact Lisa at 978-750-4540. All responses are kept confidential.

Survey Link for Individuals
Survey Link for Professional Providers

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Street Sweeping

The City of Salem begins their spring street sweeping program on April 16, 2015. Streets and side walks will systematically be cleaned starting with entry corridors and then moving onto residential streets. The Salem Police will be enforcing a No Parking Tow Zone in areas that are scheduled to be swept.

See this page at for information about when your street will be swept, parking restrictions in effect, and alternate parking locations.

Street sweeping operations may be rescheduled due to weather conditions. We urge you to check prior to your scheduled street sweeping time for any updates or changes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Each year, the second week of April is recognized at “National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week” which serves to recognize the men and women who serve as telecommunicators, public safety dispatchers, communications operators and radio control personnel.

The Salem Police Department is fortunate enough to have five (5) full-time civilian police dispatchers who are an invaluable part of our emergency response. Each day they not only assist 911 callers and the citizens of Salem by answering calls with a calm demeanor and dispatching emergency services to the scene of an accident, fire, or medical aid call but they utilize their attention to detail and technical skills to provide vital information to responding police units. With every call answered and dispatched their commitment to providing the caller on the other end of the phone with the best service possible is apparent and their dedication, professionalism and contribution to public safety is on display. For that we say thank you and officially recognize the following Salem Police Dispatchers for their service to the community and the Salem Police Department:

Lisa Duxbury
Melissa Saraiva
Keegan Stokes
Michael Griffin
Charles McKenna

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blue Lights for Autism Awareness

On Thursday, April 2, 2015 the City of Salem will again turn on our blue Snow Emergency lights to raise awareness for Autism. April is Autism Awareness Month and for the fourth year the City of Salem will be participating in "Light It Up Blue".

See this press release from City Hall on for more details.

Check out and to learn more about the Light It Up Blue campaign and Autism Awareness.

We remind residents that there is no snow emergency in effect for Thursday.

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