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Crime/Incident Reports

Filing an online crime/incident report allows you to submit the report immediately without having to wait for an officer to respond. Once the report is approved, you can print a copy of the report for free.

You should NOT file an online crime/incident report if:

  • this is an emergency,
  • this incident occurred in another city,
  • you know one or more of the suspects in this incident, or
  • the incident involves any of the following:
    • violent crime (personal assault, kidnapping, robbery)
    • hate crime
    • sex crime (rape or sexual assault)
    • stolen vehicle (theft of a vehicle, trailer, motorcycle)
    • lost/stolen license plate
    • domestic violence
    • assault and battery
    • traffic accident involving an injury

If any of the above apply to this incident, please call 831-758-7321 to file a report with an officer.

If the incident you are reporting does not meet any of the above criteria, you can use this system to file an online report. Please make sure to turn off your pop-up blocking software before filing the report.

Upon completion of this report process you will see the words: "Your online police report has been submitted" showing that your police report is complete, and you will be given a temporary case number.

Please Note:

  • All crime/incident reports filed online will be reviewed and, if further investigation or information involving your case is needed, you may be contacted.
  • Filing a false police report is a crime.

Using the Salinas Police Department Police Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents (please choose one):

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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