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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


ABC and Salinas PD Conduct Decoy Operation

Posted On: July 23rd, 2021

On 7/22/2021, agents of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) along with Salinas Police Department officers arrested Jaqueline Bravo (30) at the Hacieda Mexican Grill on Davis Rd. for serving a minor and a probation violation. Candy Soto (29) was cited for selling alcohol to minors at Taqueria El Chavinda on Williams Rd. The actions were the result of a minor decoy operation in which minors under the direct supervision of department agents, attempted to purchase alcohol from ten retail licensees in the city of Salinas.

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District Attorney Releases Facts Concerning Officer Involved Shooting on July 16, 2021

Posted On: July 20th, 2021

Salinas, California- Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni today announced
pertinent facts concerning the individual shot by police during an officer involved shooting (OIS),
which occurred on Friday, July 16, 2021, at approximately 8:37 p.m., on Smith Street in Salinas.
The individual, later identified as 19-year-old Gerardo Martinez, died shortly thereafter. Salinas
Police Officer Mario Reyes discharged the fatal round.

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Homicide Investigation

Posted On: July 19th, 2021

On 7/19/2021, officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 500 block of Fremont St at approximately 4:33 AM. Officers found a 25-year-old male victim who had been shot. Officers and paramedics attempted life saving measures but were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced deceased. Detectives are on scene conducting the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, you are asked to contact Salinas PD at 831 758-7321 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call out Tip Line at 831 775-4222

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Officers Involved Shooting

Posted On: July 17th, 2021

At approximately 8:00 PM on Friday, July 16th Salinas Police Officers were dispatched to Smith St. on a report of a man with a gun. This investigation resulted in an officer involved shooting. The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the incident as per the protocol of the Salinas Police Department.

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