30 West 100 South
Salem, UT  84653

M-T 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Non-Emergency Number
(during office hours)

After Hours Number
Available 24 hours a day 

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Emergency:  911
Poison Control:
Chief of Police-Brad James
Office:  801-423-2312 ext.220
Animal Control- Phil Christensen
Office: 801-423-2312 ext. 217

South Utah County Animal Shelter
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Police Complaint Form
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Please email completed form to salempolice@salemcity.org
Any questions or concerns you may call 801-423-2312

Outside Employment Policy

Employment Opportunity

Officer Involved Shooting Protocol (DEC 2020)

Officer Involved Shootings & Deaths

Portable Audio/Video Recorders 

Gramma Request Form

Comprehensive Guide to Securing Homes

Traffic School

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Salem City Police Department

Mission Statement

Our Mission

The Mission of the Salem Police Department is to work with all citizens of the community to preserve life, human rights, and dignity; protect property, foster individual responsibility and community commitment; thereby maintaining and enhancing Salem’s status as the City of Peace.

Our Vision

We envision a community where children are free to live and learn in an environment which promotes their safety and development; where being limited by crime or disorder; a community where citizens can enjoy their senior years in peace, security, and harmony.

Messages from the Chief

The Salem Police Department is deeply committed to serving our community. This includes protecting lives and property, upholding the Constitution, and fostering a safe and healthy environment for everyone.


Beyond immediate safety, we recognize the importance of mental health. If you or someone you know is struggling, you're not alone. Facing challenges is a normal part of life, but seeking support is a sign of strength. That's why we encourage you to connect with qualified professionals. Whether you're experiencing mental health concerns, parenting difficulties, or simply need someone to talk to, there are local and national resources available. Here are some ways to find help:


•    National Crisis Line: Call or text 988     

•    Online Resources: Visit the 988 Lifeline website


•    Mental Health Providers: Explore resources through your doctor or insurance company.


Together, let's create a supportive and healthy Salem community.


Chief Brad S. James

Salem City Police Department

Top Crimes of Summer
In a survey of six police departments in Utah, KSL investigators determined which crimes are most likely to affect residents this summer and the best tips to protect residents from becoming victims. The problems are the same crimes that the Salem City Police Department encounters.  Below is a list of the crimes and ways to protect yourself from being a victim.

Top Summer Crimes

  • Home burglaries
  • Garage burglaries
  • Car break-ins
  • Auto theft
  • Property crimes

 Other Crimes

  • Beer thefts from retail outlets
  • Graffiti
  • Drug transactions
  • Juvenile alcohol offenses
  • Vandalism
  • Curfew violations
  • Speeding and aggressive driving
  • Assaults

Prevention Tips


  • Install safety lighting around your yard and front door
  • Keep your garage door closed, even if you are in the backyard
  • Trim bushes and trees around windows so burglars can’t hide
  • Don’t leave valuables, such as bicycles or electronic devices, in your yard
  • Secure shed


  • Lock doors and roll up windows
  • Remove belongings
  • Don’t leave loose change in plain sight
  • When shopping, store items in the trunk
  • Park in well-lit areas at night

Drowsy driving is a major problem in the United States. AAA reports 1 in 10 car crashes are caused by Drowsy Driving. The risk, danger, and often tragic results of drowsy driving are alarming. Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue. This usually happens when a driver has not slept enough, but it can also happen due to untreated sleep disorders, medications, drinking alcohol, or shift work.

For more information on drowsy driving visit countingsheep.net/drowsy-driving/

Senior Citizen, “BEWARE”
Here is a guide Common Elderly Scams for our Senior Community. It includes the common fraud tactics and popular scams used on seniors. We hope you find this guide helpful.

The Salem City Police Department has recently noted a spike in Senior Citizens in the community becoming victims to a number of frauds or scams. Please do not give out any of your personal information to anyone that you do not know personally and trust completely. Even if you know the person and trust them please be cautious. Even nice people that you know and trust can make you a victim. Examples of recent Scams:

“IRS Calling” - Someone calling as an IRS representative asking for personal information. The IRS will never ask you for your personal information either via telephone or email. Always hang up on such a caller immediately and do not respond to the email.

“Grandparent Scam” - Fake grandchild will usually ask for money to solve some unexpected financial problem (overdue rent, payment for car repairs, bail money to get out of jail etc.), to be paid via Western Union or MoneyGram. Do not fall for this.

“Sweep Stakes or Lottery Winner”Someone calls or sends you mail correspondence that you are a winner then tells you have to send or wire money to unlock your sweep stakes or lottery winnings. Never ever send money! You worked hard for the money you have and it’s totally a scam and money you will never see again.

“Email/Phishing Scams” - A senior receives email messages that appear to be from a legitimate company or institution, asking them to “update” or “verify” their personal information. A senior receives emails that appear to be from the IRS about a tax refund.

“Charity Scams” -Money is solicited for fake charities. This often occurs after natural disasters.

“The Fake Accident Ploy”-The con artist gets the victim to wire or send money on the pretext that the person’s child or another relative is in the hospital and needs the money.

“The Pigeon Drop”-The con artist tells the individual that he/she has found a large sum of money and is willing to split it if the person will make a “good faith” payment by withdrawing funds from his/her bank account. Often, a second con artist is involved, posing as a lawyer, banker, or some other trustworthy stranger.

“Warrant Scam”- Mr. or Mrs. Smith will receive a call from someone identifying themselves as from the local Sheriff’s department. The caller will tell Mr. Smith that he has a warrant for his arrest and will have to go to jail unless the bail is paid. Instructions are then provided by the caller to obtain a Green Dot card loaded in the amount of the bail for the warrant. After Mr. Smith does this he is to call a certain number and provide the Green Dot card information to the phony Sheriff’s Deputy. The scammer will then deplete the funds from the Green Dot card.  

Neighborhood Watch
If you are a resident of Salem, you are very fortunate indeed to live in a wonderful community that has terrific citizens.  Salem is a relativity safe community that its residents can be proud of.  One reason that Salem is safe is because of its citizen’s involvement.  They are not afraid to watch out for their neighbor and those that live in their neighborhood.  Citizens know who belongs in the area and what vehicles are suspicious.  They are not afraid to report situations to the police department that do not seem right.  These involved neighbors are a valuable tool to the police department that have assisted in the past in solving burglaries, thefts, drug crimes and an array of other types of crimes.  All by just willing to report things that do not appear or seem right.

We can all do our part by making Salem an even better and safer community.  By simply locking your doors on your homes and cars, taking any property of value and securing it, can go a long way in reducing crime in the community.   Watching out for your neighbors and reporting anything that seems or appears suspicious to you immediately to the police department can also reduce crime.  The community belongs to you.  If you want to live in a safe community then do your part by being a partner with your local police department and report things that can assist in detouring or solving crimes.  By working together we can go from a safe community to one of the safest in the State of Utah.