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

What can I do if there is a loud party in my neighborhood?

If someone is having a loud party in your neighborhood you may call the Police Department for assistance. When deciding whether to call the police you must also decide whether the noise is at a level that your peace is being disturbed. If it is, you next need to decide whether you would be willing to press formal charges in order to get the noise to stop or be turned down to a tolerable level.

Most often, the mere fact that you are willing to press charges will help us to solve the problem so that no actual charges need be pressed. If you...

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