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.
  • Learn about career opportunities with us on our Careers page.
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Question of the Day

What should I do if I see a strange person or car loitering in my neighborhood?
 
Having residents report strange, suspicious or out of place activity their neighborhoods is essential to locating identifying and stopping criminal activity. There may be a reasonable and legal explanation for the person's presence and actions. However, if the person's actions are enough to raise your suspicion there is probably a good reason to take further action.

There are several things that you can do to help us in these cases. The most important thing to remember is to not put yourself at danger by...

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