Neighborhood Watch Members

  • Be alert to suspicious activity and report it immediately by dialing 911. Inform the Watch Captain and nearby neighbors of the occurrence.
  • Attend neighborhood meetings.
  • Talk to your children about Neighborhood Watch.
  • Secure your home and personal property.
  • Make your home look occupied.
  • Use exterior lighting during the evening and light timers throughout the day.
  • Participate in Operation Identification.
  • Keep garage doors closed and remove personal items from vehicle.
  • Keep vehicles locked.
  • Have a neighbor pick up your newspaper when you are away and ask them to park in your driveway overnight.
  • Tell a neighbor and the block coordinator if you plan to be away so that special attention can be given to your home.

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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