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 can I do if there is a loud party in my neighborhood?

If someone is having a loud party in your neighborhood you may call the Police Department for assistance. When deciding whether to call the police you must also decide whether the noise is at a level that your peace is being disturbed. If it is, you next need to decide whether you would be willing to press formal charges in order to get the noise to stop or be turned down to a tolerable level.

Most often, the mere fact that you are willing to press charges will help us to solve the problem so that no actual charges need be pressed. If you...

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