Career Opportunities

As you begin your career with Salem Police you will be under the supervision of seasoned professionals who will act as mentors and counselors to help you aspire to and fulfill your goals. There are many specializations and functions to choose from. It is our belief that every individual possesses gifts and talents that lend themselves well to professional accomplishment and personal satisfaction. We want to help you find them and ACHIEVE!

Upon completion of entry-level and field training, you will have developed a fairly comprehensive perception of the skill areas that interest you. Evidence technician, criminal investigator, or emergency response team member are several specializations to name a few. You decide!

After three years of employment, you will be eligible to participate in testing for promotional opportunities that start with the advancement to Senior Police Officer. After which can lead to advancement to Police sergeant and lieutenant. These are the supervisory and management levels of the Salem Police Department in which experience, training, and leadership ability are tempered together to provide the employee with the ultimate in professional accomplishment and personal satisfaction.