Chief's Welcoming Statement

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks to the officers and staff, city officials, my law enforcement colleagues, and the many citizens of Salem who have extended such a warm welcome as I take over the helm of the Salem Police Department.   I look   forward to building upon the great work of my predecessors and leading a Department that has committed itself to the ideals of community policing. 

The Salem Police Department has earned  a well-deserved  reputation  for commitment to the community, commitment to fair and equitable policing, and commitment to providing the best police service to our residents, our visitors, and our business community.     

I am committed to strengthening community ties, committed to transparency in policing, and committed to holding ourselves accountable.  These are the bedrock principles of modern day policing that will guide me as I lead the dedicated officers and staff of the Salem Police Department.

I look forward to working with you as we continue to make Salem a great place to live, work and visit.   

Lucas J. Miller
Chief of Police
May, 2021