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In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, visitors to the Police Department’s Main Lobby are required to wear face coverings/masks. Many of the services provided by the main lobby can be accessed online.

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Message from the Chief


Chief Adele H. Fresé

Welcome to the Salinas Police web site, brought to you by the men and women of the Salinas Police Department. 

We believe that while law enforcement is the responsibility of Salinas Police Officers, public safety is everyone’s responsibility.  It is clear that a trusting community partnership is the most effective way of securing our communities, making them safer for all of us.  And it is this partnership that forms the basis of our Mission Statement, “To work in partnership with the people of Salinas to enhance the quality of life through the delivery of professional, superior and compassionate police services to the community.” 

Please take a few minutes to learn more about the Salinas Police Department. You will find that our employees are a dedicated, well-trained and enthusiastic group of professionals who take pride in their work. We look forward to working with you to make Salinas a safer place to live and work. 

Adele Fresé 
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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News and Announcements


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UPDATE: Homicide Investigation

Posted On: April 15th, 2021

UPDATE: On 04/13/2021, we were notified by the Monterey Coroner’s Office that the 17 year-old male victim that had been shot in this incident and hospitalized since that date had succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as Adam Diaz Gallegos a resident of Salinas. As a result,one of suspect’s (Manuel Michael Sanchez) charges has now been upgraded from attempted murder to murder.

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Salinas PD to Host STOPP Operation

Posted On: April 14th, 2021

Salinas Police Department will be hosting a STOPP (Strategic Traffic Observation and Prevention Program) operation in Salinas on April 15th. Officers from Pacific Grove Police Department, Marina Police Department, Carmel Police Department, Seaside Police Department, Monterey Police Department, and The California Highway Patrol will be joining us.

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Attempted Homicide Investigation Arrest

Posted On: April 12th, 2021

On 4/7/21 at approximately 10:15 pm Salinas Police Officers responded to the area of Industrial Place and Sanborn Place on reports of a shooting that had just occurred. On arrival they located two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One victim, whose identity was initially not known was suffering from a single gunshot and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. This victim who has now been identified is a 17 year old male, and he remains in critical condition. The second victim, an adult male 22 years of age was suffering from a single gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition and was treated and released.

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As Schools Reopen for In-Person Learning, Salinas PD Encourages Drivers, Parents and Students to “Go Safely”

Posted On: April 12th, 2021

As students and staff return to schools for in-person instruction, the Salinas Police Department reminds everyone to keep the safety of students in mind when traveling around schools.

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