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Why we do what we do

It is with deep appreciation that I send you this letter to commend the life saving efforts of Salinas PD Sgt. Cupak and Officers Alford and Alvarado...Your officers acted heroically and without delay, helping rescue people, man fire hoses, scale ladders and provide first aid. Please convey my utmost gratitude to these...

~ Manny Solano, Chief of Police, Watsonville, CA

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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

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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