The mission of the City of Salem Police Department is to provide the public with the highest quality of service within our community.

We shall act with integrity, honor, and respect while providing equal protection under the law.


A well-prepared and highly trained police department capable of providing a variety of valuable services while safeguarding our community. As a department, we shall hold ourselves accountable to serve daily with integrity, respect, and professionalism.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Protection
  • Law Enforcement
  • Service
  • Preparedness

Core Values

  • Professionalism at all times
  • The integrity to do what is right, legally and morally
  • Service to the community
  • Preparedness
  • To treat all people with dignity and respect
  • The belief that every life is valuable
  • Loyalty to the community
  • Personal courage to face fear, danger, or adversity
  • Dedication to each other through leadership and accountability
  • Pride in our department