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Why we do what we do

On July 23, 2012, my daughter called the Police Department to report she was being stalked and harassed by a subject. She was very nervous about making the report and even more so knowing she would have to talk about the facts of the case. It was very fortunate that Officer Anthony Yates was the officer who responded to...

~ Richard 'Rick' Janicki, Police Lieutenant (Ret.)

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I believe that while law enforcement is the responsibility of Salinas Police Officers, public safety is everyone’s responsibility.  It is clear that a...

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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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