About The Department

Located at Central Campus, the Salem State University Police department provides police services, medical and emergency response units, community policing, training, special services, traffic support, and many other services to the Salem State community.

All officers possess powers, authority and responsibilities as municipal police officers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our officers attend the Massachusetts Police Training Council Academy and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Police Academy.

Beyond basic training, all officers undergo in-service training on an annual basis. All have been trained in emergency medical procedures, first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The department currently has four officers certified as EMTs.

Patrols are conducted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on foot, by bicycle, on the T-3, 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 located on the Central, South, North, and O'Keefe Sports Center campuses.


Emergency phone lines to be used when university phones are not working


Emergency Phone Numbers

Call ext 6111 or 978.542.6111

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