Provide a Tip

Report a Crime Anonymously

We offer several ways for you to provide an anonymous tip, by phone or by text message -- all of them guaranteed to keep your identity a secret, including from us. Hear from the Chief why tips are always anonymous in the video below.

1) WeTip Phone Hotline

CALL 1-800-782-7463 (1-800-78-CRIME)

If you want to anonymously report gang activity, crimes of violence or any other crime, call WeTip at 1-800-782-7463 (1-800-78-CRIME). Your call to WeTip is totally confidential -- you never have to give your name or other information about you. Your phone conversation is not recorded or traced. The Salinas Police Department just wants your crime tip information. You can also call these numbers for additional types of crime: 

1-800-47-ARSON (1-800-472-7766)

1-800-47-DRUGS (1-800-473-7847)

1-800-US-FRAUD (1-800-873-7283)

When you call WeTip, you will be speaking with a live operator. Because WeTip is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can call anytime, day or night. There are bilingual operators available as well.

Remember, if you are reporting any in-progress crime you should always call 911. In addition, you can also call in a non-emergency crime tip on the following numbers: 831-758-7321, 831-775-4222 or 831-758-7400 (Monterey County Joint Gang Task Force). These phone numbers are available to those who do not want to speak to a live operator but want to leave a crime tip.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Sergeant Heath Johnson at 831-758-7247.

2) Salinas Police Anonymous Tip Line

CALL (831) 758-7273

This is our own anonymous tip line, in addition to the WeTip hotline described above. As with WeTip, you do not have to give us any information about yourself.

 

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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