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Why we do what we do

I wish to convey my gratitude to Commander Stan Cooper for his assistance with our Citizens Academy program. On June 12, 2012, Commander Cooper was a guest presenter on the topic of gangs. His experience and professionalism played an instrumental role in the education and facilitation of the topic – I appreciate his...

~ Michael B. CalholinI, Chief of Police, Carmel

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We 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

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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