Request Police Records

​ Effective March 19, 2020, in response to Governor Brown's guidance and rules addressing large gatherings and social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are making changes to our Police Records services.  


To reduce your need to enter the lobby, the following temporary measure are in place until further notice:

We will:
- Waive the initial deposit on public records requests
- Provide an invoice for payment with completed records requests

All completed records requests will be delivered via the online records portal, or mailed, unless no email address is provided.

You can also make an appointment by calling 503-588-6144. When you arrive to your appointment, please use the video communication portal at the front and a records technician will assist you. Learn more about this temporary adjustment to our services.

Haga una cita si necesita servicios de registros policiales llamando al 503-588-6144. Escoja la opción numero 2 para información en español. Aprenda más acerca de este ajusto temporal en nuestros servicios.


Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

​The primary method of requesting Police Records should be requested by using the City of Salem's new Public Records Portal by clicking here.  If you do not have an email address, you can request police records in person or by fax from the Salem Police Department at:

Salem Police Department Records Section
​555 Liberty ST SE RM 130
Salem OR 97301
Telephone: 503-588-6144​

Fax:  503‑588‑6329

​All requests are processed in the order in which they are received.  After the Records section receives 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 (for example: victim, complainant, arrested, etc.).

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 le​tter, 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 available here.

Police officer helping citizen fill out an accident report.

Contact us

Salem Police Department Records SectionPolice Department
555 Liberty ST SE RM 130
Salem OR 97301
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