Area Commands

To continue working in alliance with the community, the area command program was instituted in the patrol division. For more information call the on-duty Watch Comander at (831) 758-7250.

Commanders assigned to Patrol have designated geographical areas of the city they will be responsible for. They will coordinate crime, nuisance and other neighborhood and business concerns in their designated area. Some of their duties will include the following:

  • Meeting with business or neighborhood groups and individuals.
  • Addressing crime and quality of life issues.
  • Assigning personnel to requests for service and follow up.
  • Coordinating response by auxiliary units of the Police Department and other agencies.
  • Providing updates to Chief of Police.
  • Meeting with service agencies and other City personnel involved in direct services to the community.
  • Work with Community Services to develop a more active and involved Neighborhood Watch.

The city is divided into four areas of command and individual commanders are assigned to those areas. The four commanders are available to attend neighborhood or business meetings, meet individually with community members, respond to crime or quality of life issues and assist in the response and resolution of any other community concern.


Question of the Day

What can I do if I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?

The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.

The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem:


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