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  • Salisbury Police Officers attend Swearing-in of Chief King

    Stratham, NH-6 May 19- Stratham Town offices, Selectman swear in the new Chief of Police Anthony J. King

  • Parking Enforcement begins 1 MAY 2019

  • 5 MAY 19- Parking enforcement for the beach commerical district has commenced on 1 May 2019
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    Please pay attention to where you are parked and use the correct kiosk (to the closest location from where you parked).
    Any questions, concerns or complaints contact Sgt Kelley.

    Please note within the next month the Town Municipal Lot will be PAY BY PLATE ONLY!

    Yearly residential and employee passes are available at Town Hall.

  • Salisbury Police Receive State Funding for Seatbelt Grant

  • Salisbury, MA – 5 May 2019-The Salisbury Police Department received grant funding from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to increase seat belt enforcement patrols as part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign taking place May 13th-June 2nd. Salisbury Police will be joined by Massachusetts State Police and up to 140 other local departments in this high-visibility enforcement effort designed to reduce motor vehicle deaths and injuries.

    “Reducing the number of people who are needlessly injured or killed in our community is our priority,” said Chief Fowler. These funds allow us to put more patrols in high crash locations and stress the importance of buckling up to motorists who are unbuckled.”

    Local Data

    The seat belt use rate rose significantly to 81.6 percent in Massachusetts last year, but it still lags well behind the national average of 89.7 percent, according to the state’s annual seat belt observation study.
    Sixty-two percent of the 207 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in Massachusetts in 2017 were unrestrained, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Seatbelts saved an estimated 61 lives in Massachusetts in 2017, and an additional 45 deaths could have been prevented if seatbelt usage was at 100 percent.

    The current Massachusetts Seat Belt Law requires all motor vehicle occupants to be properly restrained by seat belts when riding in private or commercial vehicles, including vans and trucks. Fines begin at $25 per violation. The Massachusetts Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law requires children riding as passengers in motor vehicles to be in a federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall. Children older than 8 years or taller than 57 inches must wear seat belts.

    Massachusetts has more than 230 inspection sites where parents and caregivers can have their child’s car seat checked for free to ensure it is properly installed. Visit mass.gov/carseats for a map and listing of all inspection sites.

    MEDIA NOTES

    Please ask our department’s public information officer about the use of seat belts in all crashes being reported on and include in any coverage.

    Distracted or impaired crashes are not “accidents”. We urge media to follow AP Stylebook, which suggests avoiding the word “accident” in reference to negligent or impaired driving crashes.

  • Flag Drop Off Box

    Salisbury, MA- 1 May 10. Salisbury Police Station now has an “old flag” drop off box located at the front of the station adjacent to the front entrance.

    The box was donated by the U.S. Post Office and was refurbished for free by DeLuca Auto on Elm Street.

    Please place all of your old and worn out flags in the box for proper disposal.

  • LED Street Light Conversion throughout Town

  • Resident Advisory
    Crews will be out in town, starting on or about, Monday 1 April 2019, between the hours of 7 AM and 3 PM.

    These crews (in some area’s) will have police officers assigned with them for safety reasons.

    The crews will be changing out the street lights throughout the entire town. These conversions will replace outdated lights and equipment to the new energy efficient LED’s.

    Any questions, concerns or complaints, please contact: James Ryan, Director of Human Resources at Town Hall- 978-462-8232 ext 125

  • Salisbury Police Awarded Grant to Enhance Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety

  • Salisbury, MA.-1 March 2019- SPD was recently awarded a grant from EOPSS/OGR/HSD to improve traffic safety on all local roads for pedestrians and bicyclists.

    In total, $700,000 was awarded to 93 police department’s across the Commonwealth.

    In Massachusetts, the rate of pedestrians killed and injured is above the national average. Pedestrians represent more than 20% of all traffic fatalities!

    Under the grant, departments will pay for overtime enforcement to increase compliance w/ traffic laws by all road users. Departments are also eligible to purchase educational materials, bicycle helmets and other safety items to help enhance pedestrian & bicyclist visibility at night.

    According to NHTSA, 94% of crashes can be tied back to human choice or error! We urge the medial to follow the AP Stylebook which suggests avoiding the use of the word “accident” in reference to distracted, negligent, or imparied crashes

    Massachusetts General Law Chapter 90 section 11 states, “Motorists MUST yield, slow or stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk who is on the same half of the roadway as the vehicle, or approaching from opposite half of the way and within 10 feet of the vehicles lane.”

    Furthermore, "Even if the traffic control signal indicates that the vehicle may proceed (on a green light) the driver may NOT enter a marked crosswalk while a pedestrian is crossing. "

    Salisbury Police Officers will be enforcing all pedestrian crosswalk violations! We will be out in force conducting surveillance and patrol deployments to stop and identify violators.
    Just a note…ANY pedestrian standing inside the lines of a crosswalk (at any time) regardless if they are “looking” at you or not- means you MUST stop!

  • NEWS REGARDING LICENSE TO CARRY

  • Basic Firearms Safety Course

  • The Salisbury Police Department offers a free basic firearms safety certification course to Salisbury residents only!

    This course is mandatory for any new license to carry applicant in the Commonwealth.

    You DO NOT have to take the course offered by the Salisbury Police. You can view the list of certified instructors and choose where you prefer to attend. See link below.
    Basic Firearms Safety Instructors

    The SPD proudly offers this free course as a community service to Salisbury residents. THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!

    NEXT FREE BFS COURSE WILL BE IN MAY.

    YOU MUST email Sergeant Sforza Email me

    Only contact Sgt Sforza when a course is posted.