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Message from the Chief

Chief Roberto Filice

It is truly my honor to lead the men and women of one of the finest police departments in the nation. The culturally rich and thriving community of Salinas is worthy of a professional, highly experienced, and skilled police department.

As your chief of police, I make the commitment to conserve and further develop public trust while partnering with the community. I want Salinas to remain a place that residents are always proud to call home.

The Salinas Police Department will strive to be accessible, transparent, and a valued component of the community. It is important to me that our residents are heard and treasured.

As your public servant, I will listen to your concerns and endeavor to be transparent and honest with my community as well as the professionals I serve with.

Preserving the highest level of integrity promotes healthy internal relationships and strong community relations, which creates the quality of police service our residents deserve.

The Salinas Police Department is dedicated to a community policing strategy. We are incredibly proud and grateful for the countless relationships and partnerships we’ve developed and will continue to build and maintain trust, transparency, and legitimacy.

Today’s law enforcement is facing extreme challenges, and I am delighted in our capability to adjust and remain dedicated to the safety of our residents and guests.

Our officers have a tough but rewarding job, and it is my responsibility to ensure they receive the necessary training, resources, equipment, guidance, and support to be successful and safe. This includes looking out for their health and well-being. Therefore, officer wellness is one of my top internal priorities moving forward.

Lastly, if you are considering a career in law enforcement, please continue browsing through our website to learn more about our great organization.

On behalf of my command staff, our employees, and volunteers, thank you.

Your humble public servant,

Roberto Filice

Chief of Police

Salinas Community

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Salinas is a place where things grow: enough produce to feed the nation, enough wildflowers to blanket the nearby mountains, and all the dreams you might expect in one of the youngest cities in America. It's a community of 150,000 where the median age is 28 years.

We’re located near where the Salinas River ends its journey through its great valley to the Monterey Bay. Thanks to the soil, the climate — and hard-working, talented people — it’s one of the most fertile regions on earth.

This has been the home of Esselen and Ohlone Indians, Spanish missionaries and ranchers, American frontier people, and immigrants from Latin America, Japan, the Philippines, Switzerland — the world over. It was the birthplace of John Steinbeck, who set his novels East of Eden and Of Mice and Men in the Salinas Valley.

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With Valentine’s Day finally upon us. We want to wish all the happy Valentines celebrating a wonderful and love filled Valentines Day. But for those of you that have an ex or partner that forgot this special day, who may also be participating in criminal activity or has a warrant for their arrest. We have a very special last minute offer for you!!! Like most Police Departments through out the state we are offering a one of a kind trip and custom jewelry package, for you to show them you didn’t forget about them (like they forgot about you) . They will get a few nights stay with the Counties best accommodations at MCJ. They will also get a gorgeous photo in a beautiful new striped outfit with brand new silver bracelets. So for those of you who want to take advantage of this last minute offer please call SPD. We will even send a vehicle to pick them up. Happy Valentines Day!! ... See MoreSee Less
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What not to do on Super Bowl Sunday. 1. Don’t drink and drive 2. Don’t hit a fire hydrant 3. Don’t hit a power pole 4. Don’t already be on DUI probation, while DUI. What to do on Super Bowl Sunday. 1. Have fun with friends and family 2. Have a designated driver 3. Eat lots of food4. Watch football Early this morning Adolfo Escamilla (30) didn’t listen to the above list and went to jail. We hope these lists help people make good decisions today. Please don’t drink and drive, have a safe Super Bowl Sunday. Don’t be like Escamilla. Yes, we informed Escamilla that he couldn’t park there!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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SPD’s Sought After Saturday!!!On this episode, we bring to you Micheal “Dizzy” Castillo (26). Mr. Castillo is being “sought after” because he has active felony no bail warrants in Monterey County. Castillo is described as 5’7, 130lbs, and in case he forgets his favorite year (1999), he has it tattooed on his left hand. Although, we would love to let Mr. Castillo watch the Super Bowl with friends, we hope he is watching from his cell in Monterey County Jail. On a side note: Castillo is a 49er fan so his football cheering season ended a few weeks ago, so missing the Super Bowl wouldn’t be awful. If you see him or know where he is at please email [email protected] or call/text 831-970-9718. ... See MoreSee Less
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The citizens of Salinas have been a huge help lately in helping to identify thieves throughout our town. Here is another one (DJ Khaled voice)!!! This male thought it would be a grand idea to steal over 10k of jewelry from a jewelry store in the mall. Please help us place new shiny silver bracelets on both his wrist to replace the jewelry he stole. If you have any information on who this might be please call or text 831-970-9718 or email [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
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Looks like the criminals just aren’t learning from our previous post. In this episode of what not to do, we bring you the love story of Alexis Villafuerte (23) and Carolina Anaya (23). You see, Villafuerte had a misinterpretation of chivalry last night. As he was driving Anaya around showing off his sweet driving skills he failed to realize what the speed limit was and that he needed to stop at stop signs. When an Officer tried to stop him he thought it would be a chivalrous act to take the police on a high speed chase to protect Anaya. Why might you ask? Well it turns out that Anaya was in possession of a loaded firearm not registered to her and Villafuerte did not want her to go to jail. Both were arrested after Villafuerte finally realized his actions were pointless. But don’t worry this love story has a happy ending because both got a romantic ride to Monterey County Jail where they lived happily ever after. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today, Salinas PD was out and about talking to community members about what their city’s budget priorities are. It was great talking and engaging with the community. If you can’t make one of the pop-up locations please make sure to take the online survey @ bit.ly/salinas23.Next location date and times:☑️La Plaza Bakery, 107 Bardin Rd @ 10:00am on Feb 3rd ☑️Los Dos Potrillos, 301 E Alisal St @ 12:30pm on Feb 9th☑️Mr Noodle, 1176 S Main St @ 3:30pm on Feb 9th ... See MoreSee Less
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We need your help holding this man accountable for his actions!!!! This unknown male decided he did not want to work hard for his money like the rest of the public. He forced his way into the mangers office at a local business and stole approximately $8,000. He fled in an unknown black vehicle. If you can ID him please send an email to [email protected] or a call/text to (831)970-9718 ... See MoreSee Less
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The Salinas Police Department would like to thank Officer Martinez, for the wonderful and dedicated years of service he provided to the City of Salinas. As he departs, with many years of experience to Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, we will miss him and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are just going to come out and say it…… Skinny jeans, gang members, and running from the cops are not good combos!!! Late last night a graveyard Officer saw a vehicle commit some violations of the law in the area of E. Alisal St and N. Sanborn Rd. Wanting to inform the driver of his poor driving decisions this kind Officer pulled the vehicle over. But before the Officer knew it the front passenger, Kevin Hernandez (18), jumped out of the vehicle and decided he need to go for a midnight run. The Officer gave chase and Hernandez knowing his skinny jeans were no match to the Officers uniform in a foot chase, tossed the 2 loaded firearms he was holding, and gave up. The juvenile driver of the vehicle also had a little too much fun earlier that night and was arrested for DUI. Hernandez insisted it was the speed of our fleet footed Officer as to the reason why he gave up. While we think this is part of it we are certain the skinny jeans played a significant role. Hernandez was provided new looser fitting pants at Monterey County Jail where he was booked for several gang, gun, and resisting charges. #gymshortsnotskinnyjeans #needsomelegroom #runrunrun #gangsarebad #definitelynotanathlete ... See MoreSee Less
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Arrests in Human Trafficking Investigation - On February 2, 2023, members of the Salinas Police Department’s Violence Suppression Task Force, Detectives, & SWAT, with assistance from the Monterey County Sheriff’s SWAT team, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, & Homeland Security served a search warrant at a residence located at 62 Boronda Rd. The search warrant was an investigation of prostitution and possible human trafficking occurring from the property. The property was on a 2-acre parcel with numerous structures, mobile homes, RV’s, and vehicles. Inside the residence, officers contacted two adult female victims & three adult male suspects. Isidro Martinez Vazquez (18), Rodrigo Luis Ramirez (36) & Jose Luis Ruvalcaba (40) were taken into custody. All three suspects were arrested for Pimping and Pandering; Conspiracy; & Maintaining a Brothel for the Purposes of Prostitution. A search of the residence and the numerous motorhomes & vehicles on the property revealed several illegal items, which included an unregistered Glock 23 semi-auto handgun, ¼ ounce of methamphetamine, pay receipts, & items indicative of sexual activity. Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, & children are trafficked worldwide, including right here in the US. It can happen in any community & victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims & can help save a life. If you are a human trafficking victim or have information about a potential trafficking situation, we encourage you to report it to your local police/sheriff agency. You can also call the Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 or text 233733. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ... See MoreSee Less
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Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking: September is Pedestrian Safety Month
September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and Salinas Police Department will participate in activities throughout the month encouraging the safety of people walking.

Four Suspects Arrested in E. Bernal Dr. Homicides
On August 31, 2021, at approximately 12:33 pm Salinas Police Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of 10 shots fired on E. Bernal Dr. near the intersection with Maryal Dr.

Federal Jury Convicts Two Gang Members Of Conspiracies To Commit Assault And Murder Inside Monterey County Jail https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/federal-jury-convicts-two-gang-members-conspiracies-commit-assault-and-murder-inside


Please join the Salinas Police Activities League’s first-ever RED-CARPET GALA.🌟 To purchase tickets to this event please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/342488601627.

The day is almost here! Join us this Saturday from 12 to 3pm at 312 E. Alisal St. at your Police Service of Salinas Headquarters as we celebrate 150 years of service. It will be a fun day for the entire family.

June 1, 2022- Homicide Investigation Update:
On 5/31/22 at approximately 2:55pm Salinas Police Officers responded to the intersection of N. Sanborn Rd. and Del Monte Ave. on a report of a victim of a shooting.

Sgt. Gerardo Magana is recognized by Los Padres Elementary School parent group for his dedication to the community!


Our Autism Awareness Family Fun Event is this Saturday at the Police Service of Salinas Headquarters 312 E. Alisal St. Come by and join the fun, there will be activities, a raffle, games and food & drinks.

News and Announcements

Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

Posted On: September 1st, 2022

September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and Salinas Police Department will participate in activities throughout the month encouraging the safety of people walking.

Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,485 people, or an average of 20 people every day, died after being struck by a vehicle last year – an 11.5% increase from 2020 and a 40-year high.

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Shoulder Tap and Minor Decoy Operation

Posted On: August 25th, 2022

This past week, agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Salinas Police Department conducted a Shoulder Tap Operation which targets adults who purchase alcohol for people under 21 years of age. In addition, they also conducted a Minor Decoy Operation which targets those businesses that sell alcohol to minors.

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August is Back to School Safety Month: Slow Down and Look for Children in School Zones

Posted On: August 3rd, 2022

As students head back to the classroom, the Salinas Police Department reminds parents and residents to follow the speed limit and be extra careful driving through school zones.

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Missing Person Juvenile

Posted On: July 22nd, 2022

The Salinas Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenage girl who is believed to be in the company of an older man.  Valeria Flores Soriano (16) was last seen this morning leaving her home in Salinas. 

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