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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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Attempted Homicide Investigation

Posted On: June 1st, 2021

On 5/31/2021 at 10:13 pm, officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation with several gun shots detected in the 900 block of Del Monte Avenue. As officers arrived on scene, two gunshot victims arrived at a local hospital. One male juvenile (17) suffered a gunshot wound to his torso, while a second male juvenile (16) suffered gunshot wounds to his upper torso and extremities. The injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

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Homicide Investigation

Posted On: May 27th, 2021

On 5/26/21 at 9:42 am Salinas Police Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of N. Main St. on a report of a victim of a shooting. On arrival they discovered the male victim (54) inside the apartment deceased. Salinas Police Detectives responded to the scene and as the investigation developed the suspect was identified as Giovanni Jimenez (22). At approximately 12:30 pm on 5/26/21 Jimenez was located in Salinas and taken into custody without incident. He was later lodged at the Monterey County Jail charged with the homicide.

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Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation

Posted On: May 24th, 2021

Agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and Salinas Police Department conducted a program called a Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation which targets adults who purchase alcohol for people under 21 years of age. Under the program, a minor (Explorers) under the direct supervision of a peace officer will stand outside a liquor or convenience store and ask patrons to buy them alcohol. The minor indicates in some way he or she is underage and cannot purchase the alcohol.

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Californians Encouraged to Buckle Up on Every Trip

Posted On: May 21st, 2021

This year’s Click it or Ticket campaign is from May 24-June 6. During this time, the Salinas Police Department will actively look for drivers and passengers who are not wearing a seat belt. This includes drivers who do not secure children in child safety seats.

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