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Monterey Police Proudly Participates in the One Mind Campaign

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Prescription Drop Off

The Monterey Police Department offers a Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

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Submit service requests, report Graffiti. (Report a litter violation at KeepMontereyCountyClean.org)

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(831) 646-3914

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Monterey Police Department
351 Madison Street
Monterey, CA 93940
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NEW! Taxi Driver and Vehicle Permits Online

The Monterey Police Department is now processing taxicab driver and vehicle permits electronically. CLICK HERE  for more information and to download the taxicab driver and vehicle permit applications.

Recent Commendations



On November 1, 2020: A Monterey Police Department officer located a credit card in a parking meter. The officer attempted to contact the credit card company for the owner’s contact information. When the credit card company was unable to provide any information, the officer used TLO and located several possible phone numbers for the owner. After several calls, the officer was able to speak to the owner of the card.

The owner of the credit card called the Monterey Police Department to offer a commendation for the officer. He expressed that the officer went above-and-beyond the expectations of an officer, and was extremely professional and courteous. Furthermore, he explained that he felt it was important to highlight good work by law enforcement in times of continuous negative media coverage.

The MPD officer clearly made a lasting impression on the individual he assisted. His dedication to service, positive attitude and professional communication reflect greatly upon himself and in keeping with the highest traditions of the Monterey Police Department.


See all recent commendations at https://monterey.org/police/Get-Informed/Commendations-and-Complaints/Past-Commendations

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23 November 2020
11/23/2020: Sexual Batter on Recreation Trail

11/23/2020: Sexual Batter on Recreation Trail

On Friday, November 20, 2020, at approximately 6:40 a.m., Monterey Police Department officers were dispatched to the recreation trail near the area of 2600 Sand Dunes related to a sexual battery. A female was jogging on the recreation trail near Del Monte and Ramona when she was grabbed from behind. The unknown suspect groped the female. The victim fought off the suspect and he fled the scene toward Sand City. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

13 November 2020
CHP Monterey Leads Seat Belt Safety Campaign

CHP Monterey Leads Seat Belt Safety Campaign

The California Highway Patrol (CI-IP) Monterey Area, and participating Monterey County law enforcement agencies, will kick off a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, reminding everyone that seat belts save lives. Click It or Ticket combines enforcement with a public awareness campaign on television, and social media in both English and Spanish. In an effort to spread the word about the importance of buckling up, the enforcement mobilization will be from November 15-21, 2020. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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05 November 2020
11/05/2020: Monterey Police Warning Residents of Reports of Scam Calls Claiming to be from City of Monterey

11/05/2020: Monterey Police Warning Residents of Reports of Scam Calls Claiming to be from City of Monterey

The City of Monterey and Monterey Police Department are warning residents to be aware of scam phone calls reportedly coming from City of Monterey staff to residents asking for social security numbers and other personal identification information. The City became aware of this scam this morning when a resident notified an employee in the Public Works Department that they had received a call that appeared to be from a City phone number, shown on caller ID. This type of phone scam is called phone spoofing. The resident explained he received a call requesting that he provide his social security number to them immediately or his social security number would be cancelled/stopped within the next four hours. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF


27 October 2020
10/827/2020: Controlled Substance for Sale Arrest

10/827/2020: Controlled Substance for Sale Arrest

Over the past month, the Monterey Police Department received information that large quantities of methamphetamine were being transported and sold on the Monterey Peninsula. During the investigation, detectives learned that Kristopher Crow, 29, of Monterey, had been supplying the methamphetamine. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

12 October 2020
10/12/2020: Burglary Arrest

10/12/2020: Burglary Arrest

On October 4, 2020 at approximately 12:57 a.m., the Monterey Police Department responded to an interrupted residential burglary in the 200 block of Laine Street. The suspects fled the scene and were not located. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF



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