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02 July 2020
07/02/2020: 4th of July Updates:  News Release, July 2, 2020: EMERGENCY BEACH CLOSURE ORDER AMENDED TO INCLUDE FRI, JULY 3 THROUGH SUN, JULY 5 - Peninsula-wide Closure of Beaches  Due to COVID-19

07/02/2020: 4th of July Updates: News Release, July 2, 2020: EMERGENCY BEACH CLOSURE ORDER AMENDED TO INCLUDE FRI, JULY 3 THROUGH SUN, JULY 5 - Peninsula-wide Closure of Beaches  Due to COVID-19

Yesterday’s announcement of an emergency order to close Monterey beaches over the 4th of July weekend has been advanced to include Friday, July 3. The order closes all beaches to the public from 12:01 AM on July 3, 2020 to 11:50 PM on July 5, 2020. Exceptions include all recreational uses of the ocean as outlined in the Order. People found in violation of the beach order are subject to a $100 fine for the first violation, $150 for a second violation, and $200 for a third violation. The Order also closes or limits nearby parking. Parking violations are subject to a $125 fine. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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01 July 2020
07/01/2020: Emergency Face Covering Order and Beach Closures Over 4th of July Weekend

07/01/2020: Emergency Face Covering Order and Beach Closures Over 4th of July Weekend

NEW MASK ORDER: The City of Monterey announced today a new emergency order adopting the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for the use of face coverings to be enforceable by administrative citation within the City of  Monterey. As of today, July 1, 2020, the City will enforce the mandatory wearing of face coverings in business districts both inside and outside, with a fine of $100 for the first violation. 

NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

01 July 2020
07/01/2020: Hate Crime Arrest

07/01/2020: Hate Crime Arrest

On June 24, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Monterey Police Officers responded to a disturbance in the area of Jefferson Street and Larkin Street in Monterey regarding a White male, later identified as Daniel Birchell, yelling racial slurs at a Black male. NEWS RELEASE AND PHOTO IN PDF
 

16 June 2020
06/16/2020: The Veterans Resource Center joins The MPD Mult-Disciplinary Outreach Team (MDOT)

06/16/2020: The Veterans Resource Center joins The MPD Mult-Disciplinary Outreach Team (MDOT)

The Monterey Police Department (MPD) has worked closely with the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) through the monthly meeting hosted by MPD, known as the “Homeless Exchange” to find resources for veterans. Recently the VRC has been able to expand its’ staffing and has volunteered to join in the efforts with the MPD Multi-Disciplinary Outreach Team (MDOT.) The MPD is excited to announce the VRC as the newest member to the MDOT team and the increased possibilities of this collaboration. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

15 June 2020
06/15/2020: Subject with a Knife

06/15/2020: Subject with a Knife

On June 15, 2020, at approximately 2:22 a.m., Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a female subject who had threatened the clerk at Chevron, 351 Fremont Street, with a knife. Prior to Officers arriving on the scene, the clerk updated dispatch and said the subject was banging on the windows to the business. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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Administrative Office
Monterey Fire Department
610 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 646-3900
Fax: (831) 646-3723
Non-Emergency: (831) 646-3914

Fire Prevention Bureau
Phone: (831) 646-3908
Email: Fireprevention@monterey.org


Infectious Control Officers
Primary: Jim Courtney
(831) 646-6965
Secondary: Gaudenz Panholzer
(831) 646-6957 
Alternate: On-Duty Division Chief
(831) 901-5002