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Exploring law enforcement services, programs and policies

Twice a year, during April and September, Salem residents have the unique opportunity to engage with their Police Department in a unique fashion.

The Community Police Academy program is designed to promote better comprehension and communication between neighbors and law enforcement. Through interactive in-person classes, you gain comprehensive insights into various topics, such as crime scene investigation, emergency vehicle operations and much more.

By attending these sessions, you can learn more of the police’s role and responsibilities, demystifying their functions. The classes also allow to directly address any concerns or queries you may have, promoting an open and productive dialogue with officers.

In the end, the Community Police Academy acts as a way to create a safer and tighter-knit neighborhood. By working together, both residents and law enforcement improve the overall well-being and security of the community.