Records Section
Salem Police Department
333 Division ST NE
Salem, OR 97301

503-588-6329 (fax)

Request Police Records

police report and handcuffsThe primary method of requesting Police Records should be through use of the City of Salem's Public Records portal. If you do not have an email address, you can request police records in person or by fax from the Salem Police Department at following address or phone:

Salem Police Department Records Section
333 Division ST NE • 97301
(p) 503-588-6144 • (f) 503‑588‑6329

All requests are processed in the order in which they are received. After staff receive your request, it will take a minimum of 72 hours to process it.

Police reports

You can get a copy of a police report if the investigation and prosecution have been completed.

Name search

Request a list of Salem Police citation and incident reports involving a particular person. The list includes the person’s name, incident type, date of occurrence, incident number, and how the person was involved, e.g., victim, complainant, arrested.

Address search

Get a list of Salem Police citation and incident reports at a particular address. The list includes the incident type, date of occurrence, and incident number.


You can get copies of photos related to a police report if the photos are releasable.

Records check letter or visa letter

Request a letter that states whether you have a criminal record in Salem. This letter may be used when applying for a work or travel visa. To get this letter, submit a written request and a copy of your photo identification.


You can get copies of videos related to a police report if the videos are releasable.

911 audio recordings

Learn how to request 911 audio and other recordings.


Fees for all records types will be charged in accordance with the City of Salem's Master Fee Schedule.

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