Salem Police Department
333 Division ST NE
Salem, OR 97301

503-588-6123 (Non-Emergency)
503-588-6156 (Administration Desk)
503-588-6439 (TTY/TDD)
We do not accept police reports through email.


Go on a Ride-Along with an Officer

salem-police-officer-responds-to-major-crashThe Salem Police Department offers opportunities for community members to ride with police officers during a portion of their shift to observe the response and work done by our field operations.

Participation requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Submit your information for a criminal history check

Steps to apply

  1. Download the Ride-Along Application or obtain an application at the front counter of the Salem Police Department.
  2. Bring government-issued photo identification and the completed application to the police station.
  3. Allow a minimum of 72 hours for application processing.
  4. Applicants will be contacted via phone after their application has been processed.