About The Department

The Salem State University Police Department protects the community 24 hours a day, every day of the year. In addition to providing patrol services to all Salem State University campuses the department provides related police services, medical emergency response, crime prevention education, parking, traffic support, and a variety of other services to the Salem State University community.

Salem State University police officers possess the same powers, authority and responsibilities as municipal police officers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our officers attend full time police academies and undergo periodic in-service training as well as specialized training on a variety of topics and current issues. 

Patrols are conducted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on foot, by bicycle and in vehicles. The department is responsible for enforcing all university rules and regulations, as well as local, state and federal laws, statutes and ordinances.

The Salem State University Police Department also works closely with local and state police on matters of mutual concern, and maintains active, ongoing relationships that include the sharing of information on known and suspected criminal activity. Suspicious or criminal activity, as well as other emergencies, may be reported by dialing ext. 6111 on campus or 978.542.6111 from off campus, by walking into the station (located on Central Campus) or by activating one of the emergency telephones (blue light) located on all campuses.

Chief Gene Labonte

978.542.6542 

glabonte@salemstate.edu 

Captain Richard A. Riggs

978.542.7123 

rriggs@salemstate.edu

Lieutenant Stephen Turcotte  

978.542.6029 

sturcotte@salemstate.edu

Emergency Phone Numbers

Call ext. 6111 from a university phone or 978.542.6111 or 911 from a cell phone or non-university phone.

Alternate emergency phone lines to be used only when university phones are not working:
978.744.0375

978.744.4572

978.745.8289
978.744.3197

 

          

Emergency Phone Numbers

Call ext 6111 or 978.542.6111

  • Got a Question? Tel: 978.542.6511 Tel: Emergency: 6111