Salem Police Department Launches New Online Reporting Service

Chief Joel Dolan is pleased to announce online reporting for non-emergency incidents is now available on the Salem Police Department’s website.

The new online system allows residents to submit reports for non-emergency crimes or incidents immediately. Reports can be submitted 24 hours a day and a copy of an approved report will be provided by email for free. The new system also allows individuals to make online records and discovery requests, and ask general questions about the Salem Police Department.

“We are proud to offer this new service for our residents, especially during this time when we are still encouraging people to stay home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Chief Dolan said. “This service provides increased convenience and accessibility for our residents for many interactions they may need to have with the department.”

To use the new tool, visit the Salem Police Department’s website and click the tab for Online Reporting and Records Requests at the top left corner.

The types of crimes and incidents that can be reported using the new system are:

  • Fraudulent Use of a Credit/Debit Card
  • Traffic Complaints (not accidents)
  • Tips to the Police
  • Phone/Computer Fraud or any Theft by Deception
  • Shoplifting or Willful Concealment (Merchants Only)
  • Lost Property
  • Thefts
  • Theft from a Motor Vehicle
  • Unlawful Dumping
  • Vandalism
  • Vandalism to a Vehicle
  • Animal Complaints

Online reporting should not be used for reporting:

  • Emergency incidents or crimes that are in-progress.
  • Incidents that took place outside of Salem, on I-93 or at the rest area on I-93.
  • Felony-level offenses.
  • Incidents involving firearms, bombs or incendiary devices.
  • Incidents in which a person suffered any physical injuries.

Residents with questions about the new service may also contact the department by calling 603-893-1911.