Automated License Plate Reader

The Salinas Police Department deploys eight vehicle-mounted Automated License Plate Readers. The license plate, registration history, and geographical location information are downloaded to a server housed and maintained by the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC). In compliance with SB 34 the following link will take you to the policy of the NCRIC. The Salinas Police Department's policy can be found here.

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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