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Recent Commendations



  • On February 17, 2020:  Three Monterey Police Officers went above and beyond what was asked of them in order to quickly, and compassionately, resolve a problem in the heart of our city. After a request for close patrols at the Transit Plaza, an Officer immediately headed to conduct a foot patrol. Several homeless people were camped at the Plaza with an accumulation of trash and property.The area was unwelcoming to anyone wishing to use the Transit Plaza for its intended purpose. Furthermore, it was President’s Day, meaning busy weekend for tourism. Two other Officers responded to assist the Officer with close patrols. Together they conducted field interviews, offering services to the homeless and had the them identify and collect their property.The group was respectfully explained the applicable laws and the Officers made it clear that there would be an increased law enforcement presence due to the mess. Officers collected, transported, and booked unclaimed property. An Officer took a case for graffiti and reported it for cleanup. The Officers conducted foot Patrols of the area every 2-3 hours for the next two nights and by 02/19/20 at 0300hour the plaza was clean and everyone had moved on. Well done!

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

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13 March 2020
03/13/2020: City Manager Issues Local Emergency Proclamation to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - City Facility Closures, Programs and Events Postponed

03/13/2020: City Manager Issues Local Emergency Proclamation to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 - City Facility Closures, Programs and Events Postponed


City Manager Hans Uslar issued a local emergency proclamation today to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The proclamation will come before the Monterey City Council for ratification at its meeting on Tuesday, March 17. The emergency proclamation coincides with the State’s recent executive orders that provide cities more ability and resources to help contain the new virus. Despite having no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Monterey County to date, scientists and medical experts report that slowing the spread (also known as “flattening the curve”) of COVID-19 by reducing opportunities for transmission will save lives by giving police and fire personnel, hospitals, doctors, and vaccine-manufacturers time to respond and prepare for the outbreak. 

First on the list of new protocols are city facility closures, and city programs and event cancellations or postponements beginning Saturday, March 14 through at least March 31, 2020. 

“Our priority, first and foremost, is the health and welfare of the Monterey community.  While our community centers, library, museums, and sports center are valued by residents, visitors, and the public, we know that social distancing works and that these closures will help slow the spread of coronavirus in our community,” said City Manager Hans Uslar. “The Monterey community is compassionate, caring, and resilient.  Together, the City of Monterey and its residents, businesses and neighbors, will persevere through this epidemic and protect our community.” 

The City’s decisions are based on the Cal OES (California Office of Emergency Services) directive of three criteria for closures or cancellations: 1) if the gathering involves
over 250 people; 2) if the event allows people to maintain a six foot distance from one another; and 3) if the event attracts people in the high-risk category. The City also considered whether the service or event is essential.

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06 March 2020

03/06/2020: Monterey's 250 Anniversary - Police Department Commemorative Badge

The Monterey Police Department is celebrating the City’s 250th birthday with an anniversary badge. For the first time, Monterey Police Officers will wear a “shield” badge. The badge was designed by Monterey Police Officers. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

M250 PD Badge

05 March 2020
03/05/2020: Report of Suspicious Circumstances

03/05/2020: Report of Suspicious Circumstances

On March 5th, 2020 at approximately 7:34 AM, Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the Bay View Academy at 190 Seeno Street regarding a report of a suspicious circumstance involving a juvenile being offered a ride to school by a stranger. Officers responded and spoke with the juvenile who reported he/she was walking a bicycle up a hill about one block from the school when he/she was contacted by a passing black car driven by a white female adult in her 40’s with blonde hair. The female adult identified herself as a parent and asked the juvenile if he/she needed a ride to school. The juvenile declined and the car drove away with no further interaction. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

02 March 2020
03/02/2020: Public Information - Sexual Battery and Elder Abuse Arrest

03/02/2020: Public Information - Sexual Battery and Elder Abuse Arrest

On February 29, 2020 at approximately 1107 p.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the Cypress Ridge Care Center, located at 1501 Skyline Drive in Monterey, for a report of a sexual battery against a patient. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

16 January 2020
01/16/2020: Monterey Police Department Receives ABC Grant

01/16/2020: Monterey Police Department Receives ABC Grant

The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has received a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness to reduce alcohol related violations involving minors and licensed establishments. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF