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