Provide a Tip

Report a Crime Anonymously

WeTip Phone Hotline
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.

Question of the Day

Can I drink alcohol while walking down a City street in Salinas?

No, it is illegal to drink any beverage that contains alcohol while on public property. The Salinas Municipal Code Section (21-2)  states that, "No person shall drink any beer, wine or other intoxicating beverage on any public street, sidewalk, alley, highway, plaza parkway, parking lot, airport terminal, or bus or train depot in the City...

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