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, please make use of the convenient online records portal to make any public records requests.

Police records services are also avaiable by appointment; call 503-588-6144. When you arrive for your appointment, please use the video communication portal at the front door and a records technician will assist you. Learn more about this temporary adjustment to our services.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


A partir del 19 de marzo de 2020, en respuesta a las directrices y reglas de la Gobernadora Brown que abordan las reuniones grandes y el distanciamiento social para frenar la propagación de COVID-19, los servicios de registros policiales se ajustan temporalmente hasta nuevo aviso.

Para reducir su necesidad de entrar en el vestíbulo, por favor haga el uso del conveniente portal de archivos en línea  para hacer cualquier solicitud de archivos públicos.

Los servicios de registros policiales también están disponibles por cita. Llame al 503-588-6144 y seleccione la opción 3 para información en español. Cuando llegue a su cita, por favor utilice el sistema de comunicación en la puerta principal y un técnico de registros le ayudará.

Aprenda más sobre este ajuste temporal a nuestros servicios por medio de este video. Utilice la opción de subtítulos disponible en español.

Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión.

​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
​333 Division ST NE
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.

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Salem Police Department Records SectionPolice Department
333 Division ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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