Release Date/Time: 7/16/2019 5:05 PM
Incident: Salinas Police Enduro Program
Date: Tuesday, 7/16/2019
Time: 5:05 PM
Location: 222 Lincoln Ave
Release Authorized by: Sgt. Brian Johnson
The Salinas Police Department is rolling out a team of police officers on Enduro Dual Purpose motorcycles this week. The initial and primary focus of the Enduro Unit is the Main Street corridor and the streets and alleys in the Chinatown neighborhood, but they can work anywhere in the city. These dual purpose motorcycles are more compact and can maneuver especially well in response to crimes where suspects flee into alleys or become quickly absorbed in crowds. Enduro Officers were selected from among existing Salinas detectives and patrol officers through a multi-phased, competitive process. The selected officers demonstrated an understanding of and commitment to community policing, and will operate under this philosophy while conducting enforcement or build relations with residents and businesses near downtown Salinas. This assignment is a collateral duty in which officers hold primary assignments in either Investigations or Patrol and will be deployed as staffing and overtime funds permit.