Salem Police Department

  • Agency: Salem Police Department
  • Address: 201 S Rotan St, Salem, 62881 IL
  • Chief: Ron Campo (Chief of Police)
Phone: 618-548-2232
Fax: (618) 548-7793

Salem Police Department is located at 201 S Rotan St, Salem, 62881 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Ron Campo. The Salem Police Department phone number is 618-548-2232.

Salem Police Department News

CANCEL!!! She has been located. Last seen near Southern Garden Mobile Home Park on S. Broadway in Salem. Please call 548-2232 if located.

Officer Meador spoke with Pack 262 on Monday evening.

No-Shave November The Salem Police Department will once again be participating in No-Shave November. The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. The money raised by the staff of the Salem Police Department will be donated to a cancer charity of the department's choice. So, if your local police officers are looking a little fuzzy, you'll know why and that it is for a good cause.

THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OFFICER KREKE AND THE SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT: It is Deer Season once again and the Salem Police Department would like to offer a few safety tips for those hunters taking to the woods. All hunters born after January 1, 1980 are required by law to successfully complete the Illinois Hunter's Education Program before they can receive a hunting license. Hunters who are 17 years of age or older may complete the course online. The link to this and additional information can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website. Before leaving for the hunting stand, always tell someone where you will be hunting and what time you intend to return. Cellular service may not be reliable where you are hunting but remember that calls via 9-1-1 may still be made even when the phone does not have a signal. If hunting from an elevated stand, hunters should wear a properly fitting full body harness in case of falls. Firearms should also be unloaded before climbing up or down from elevated hunting stands. Hunters should be familiar with the firearms that they plan on taking with them to the hunting stand. Remember that firearms are required to be secured inside a case and unloaded when transported in a vehicle to and from your hunting stand. On a side note, drivers should pay extra attention for deer as they become more active during the hunting season. The Salem Police Department would like to wish hunters a safe and bountiful deer season.

Many thanks to everyone who brought in their unwanted medications! We collected 130 pounds for proper disposal through the National Drug Take Back program on Saturday.

Quick reminder about the National Drug Take Back event on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10a-2p. at the Salem Police Department. Bring in all of your unused, expired, and unwanted prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medications for proper disposal. Free and anonymous.


Several officers from the Salem Police Department had the privilege of attending a speaking engagement at the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association Conference in Chicago today. Today’s speaker was retired Boston Massachusetts Superintendant-in-Chief, Daniel Linskey. Mr. Linskey was the officer in charge during the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. Later this evening, Salem officers had the opportunity to meet Mr. Linskey and enjoy some one-on-one conversation in the hospitality room. L to R: Detective Trent Swagler (SPD), photo bomber, Brandt Blackburn (ISP), Chief Sean Reynolds (SPD), Daniel Linskey (BPD Ret.), Detective Bryan Green (SPD), Patrolman Dan Bosomworth (SPD), Sergeant Kyle Ambuehl (SPD)

Congratulations to Salem Police Department’s two newest Reserve Police Officers, Jon Handegan and David Lusch. They were officially sworn in this morning by Mayor Rex Barbee. 👮🏻‍♂️

THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM 911 COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR JUSTIN DRAPER AND THE SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT: Trick-or-Treat is right around the corner and the Salem Police Department would like to offer a few Halloween Safety Tips. * Trick-or-Treat with an adult. If kids are mature enough to be without adult supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit. Walk Safely: * Cross the Street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. * Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street. * Trick-or-Treat in groups. * Teach your children to never enter a stranger's home or car. * Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. * Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe: * Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. * Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's vision. * Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them be seen by drivers. * When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. For more Halloween safety tips, visit or contact the Salem Police Department at 618-548-2232.

Congratulations to Salem 911 Communications Officer Mike Anderson. 🏅📞9️⃣1️⃣1️⃣

FUNNY MONEY 💵 Motion picture money, or “prop money” has been circulating in the area again. This fake money is almost always $100 bills and has no legitimate cash value. We are sharing this information so individuals and businesses can start checking more closely when they receive a $100 bill for payment. If someone tries to pass one of these bills during a transaction, please contact the Salem Police Department at 548–2232.

The Salem Police Department will be participating in the DEA's Drug Take Back event on October 27 from 10am to 2pm. Bring in all of your unused unwanted prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medications. We can't accept liquids or needles.

We were able to give away 54 bikes today and raise $70 for the FOP Lodge Shop with a Cop program.

FREE BIKE GIVEAWAY AT SALEM PD THIS SATURDAY: This is a reminder that the Salem Police Department will be having a bicycle, and bicycle parts, giveaway at the police department, located at 201 South Rotan, on Saturday morning, September 15th, from 9 a.m. - noon. These bicycles and bicycle parts were declared as surplus property by the Salem City Council a few weeks ago. Some of the bikes are in good shape, some are in fair shape, and some are only good for parts. The giveaway WILL NOT start until 9 a.m. so no bikes will be given away until that time. We have no idea how many people may show up for this event but we expect everyone to be courteous and respectful. If anyone acts disorderly, those persons will be escorted off police department property and may not obtain a bicycle. We hope everyone gets the bicycle they want but we realized that may not be possible. This giveaway is on a first come, first served basis. All bicycles given away will need to be registered with the Salem Police Department before leaving the premises. Registration forms will be provided. Donations to the Salem FOP Lodge #333 Shop With A Cop will be accepted at the bicycle giveaway but a donation is not necessary to receive a bicycle.