Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Administrative Professionals Day

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 is Administrative Professionals Day. 

The Salem Police Department would like to take the opportunity to celebrate, honor, and thank our incredible administrative staff for all they do every day mostly without recognition.   

So today, we want to recognize you all for your great contribution, all your work, and all the efforts you undertake to support the Salem Police Department and our mission in the community. 

We want to express our since appreciation for the Chief’s Administrative Assistant, Ms. Sharyn Lubas who we celebrate for all her keen insights, unending research, coordination, budget management, invaluable feedback, and especially for trying to keep the Chief timely for meetings, correspondences, and “on task”!  

Administrative Assistant, Ms. Jayne Connors who we celebrate for her great work us keeping us up to date on our bills, managing the personnel files and providing a much needed and good sense of humor. 

Executive Secretary, Ms. Linda Raymond who we celebrate for arduously attempting to reconcile the convoluted weekly payroll, which is no small undertaking and for accepting multiple projects simultaneously.  

Principal Clerk, Ms. Donna Patterson who we celebrate for somehow making sense of the reams of paperwork and files that land in the Records Office every day. 

Clerk, Mr. Fred Greener who we celebrate for his unparalleled talent and skill at reconciling the grants and details every month, and our very special Jr. Clerk, Ms. Sally Landers who painstakingly enters all the motor vehicle citations and must have acquired the unique skill of reading hieroglyphics.  

To each one of our Administrative Professionals at the Salem Police Department, we thank you for all that you do each day to help this Department look great!   


Friday, April 15, 2016

Salem Police Arrest Jeremiah Wooden

Today at approximately 3:15 pm, Jeremiah F. Wooden, the suspect in the attempted murder of a Salem Police Officer on Thursday night, April 14th, was arrested, without incident, on Park Street in Lynn by Salem Police Detectives, Lynn Police Officers, and the Massachusetts State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit. The arrest of Wooden occurred after Detectives and MSP followed several leads to Lynn.

After being booked at the Salem Police Headquarters, he was transported to the Essex County Correctional Facility pending arraignment in Salem District Court on Tuesday, April 19th for the following charges:

  • Armed Assault with intent to Murder
  • Assault and Battery on a Police Officer
  • Attempted Assault and Battery with a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm during a Felony
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Operating after License suspended, subsequent offense
  • Assault by Dangerous Weapon

"This is another outstanding effort by our police department working together with the Mass State Police, Boston Police, Malden Police, Lynn Police, and Salem State University Police, who used tremendous skills and experience in tracking down the suspect. Valuable information from our community, once again, provided us the opportunity to remove now two violent criminals from our City streets", stated Chief Mary Butler.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Salem Police Announce Accreditation Review

Chief Mary Butler is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday May 3rd, to begin examining various aspects of the Salem Police Department’s policies and procedures, operations and facilities. 

Verification by the Assessment Team that the Department meets the Commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain and maintain State Accreditation -- a self-initiated evaluation process by which police departments strive to meet and maintain standards that have been established for the profession, by the profession.

The Massachusetts Police Accreditation Program consists of 257 mandatory standards as well as 125 optional standards.  In order to achieve accreditation status, the Department must meet all applicable mandatory standards as well as 75% of the optional standards. 

Achieving Accreditation is a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence.  Anyone interested in learning more about this program is invited to call Captain Kate Stephens, Accreditation Manager.

Monday, April 11, 2016

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Salem Police Department Applauds the Constant Efforts of our 9-1-1 Dispatchers
As we celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 10—16, 2016, we recognize the incredible work of these particularly important employees who perform such a critical role in our team of first responders. They are often the first person in the public safety team that individuals connect to when calling the Police Department or calling 9-1-1. They are often the voice during an emergency that tries to calm a caller in order to obtain critical information for police officers to effectively respond to that persons call for help. The information they obtain during a call is one of the best tools needed to prepare police officers or firefighters in responding to emergencies. We applaud their tireless efforts, their calm approach, their guidance in determining the problem, their relentless efforts to find all the information necessary and essential to providing assistance, and for doing this in an extremely professional manner in service to the Police Department and to the residents of the City of Salem, and all who visit our fine City.
Melissa Saraiva has been a Salem 9-1-1 Dispatcher since October 2010 and is frequently heard as the voice during the day shift. Growing up in a law enforcement family and having a good business sense, she provides our team with a coordinated effort of service and response.
Keegan Stokes has been a Salem 9-1-1 Dispatcher since December 2010 and he is one of the voices during the night shift. With his experience in law enforcement and with NEMLEC IMT he relentlessly finds information for our responding officers.
Michael Griffin has been a Salem 9-1-1 Dispatcher since January 2011 and he is another of the voices during the night shift. Having served as a Dispatcher with NEMLEC IMT during the Boston Marathon Bombings, he tenaciously tracks information and callers for responding officer.
Charles McKenna has been a Salem 9-1-1 Dispatcher since February of 2013 and is our second voice of day shift dispatching. His mature and pleasant demeanor provides a sense of calmness to any emergency.
Michael Prosniewski has been a Salem 9-1-1 Dispatcher since September of 2015, our newest voice on the police radio night shift. With extensive experience in emergency medical service he provides valuable information as rapidly as the calls come in.
It is with great pride we recognize our dispatchers and publicly thank them for their constant service and commitment to the safety of our community.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Records Hours Change

On Monday, April 11, 2015 the Records Division will be changing to the following hours:

Monday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm