Contact the Salinas Police Department

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Please do NOT use this form for crime reports or crime tips. Instead:

  • Call 911 To report a crime in progress
  • Call 1-800-782-7463 (1-800-78-CRIME) to safely and anonymously provide a crime tip to an operator.
  • Call 831-758-7321, 831-775-4222 or 831-758-7400 (Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force) to leave non-emergency crime tips on a voicemail recording.
  • Report a problem or non-emergency crime using our online reporting tool.
  • Contact individual officers via phone or contact form using our Salinas Police Department directory.
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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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