Thanks for your interest in career opportunities with the Salem Police Department. We provide a wide array of public protective services consistent with the function of most police agencies in America. With the City of Salem Virginia however, the police department goes beyond the common descriptors of "customary and traditional" to the phenomenal, higher levels of professional service!
As such, the Salem Police Department seeks individuals who are not only physically and emotionally prepared to engage in this most honorable profession but are academically and mentally prepared to exercise good judgment based upon rational thought.
The law enforcement profession has in times past been portrayed as a rigorous, demanding endeavor in which brawn and physical prowess have been the desirable features for an applicant to possess. Modern strategies and technologies have for the most part dismissed this perception. The police officer of this day must be analytical and proficient with information technology. Communication skills are essential. In short, we look for people-friendly, compassionate, and service-oriented personalities.
Our motto at Salem Police is "ready to serve." We practice this daily; we continually center our thinking and the way we do our jobs on this concept. Are you up to the challenge to serve? If you are, I am looking forward to reviewing your application and possibly making you a part of "our family."
36 East Calhoun Street
Salem, VA 24153
36 East Calhoun Street Salem VA 24153
Phone: 540-375-3078Emergency Phone: 911
Office of Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police Phone: 540-375-3010
Records and Detective Division Phone: 540-375-3083
Animal Control and Animal Shelter Phone: 540-375-3038
To file a complaint or to compliment an Officer: Please call 540-375-3078 and ask to speak to a Supervisor on duty or you can file a complaint or compliment in person at the Salem Police Department.