The Salem Police Department is currently staffed by 189 sworn police officers and 116 civilian employees whose purpose is to respond to the law enforcement and public safety needs of our community.
The department subscribes to the community oriented policing model to bring police and citizens together to better fight crime in our community. The five divisions (administration, communications, investigations, patrol and support) are designed to provide the most efficient and timely service possible to our citizens.
We hope you will find the information available on this site informative and helpful. We have included information about our agency, as well as information which will benefit you in becoming our partner in making Salem a safe and enjoyable place to live and visit.