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07 June 2020
06/07/2020: Condolences & Law Enforcement Incidents

06/07/2020: Condolences & Law Enforcement Incidents

Condolences - The Monterey Police Department offers our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller. The MPD also holds the other law enforcement personnel, who were injured in that event, in our thoughts and prayers for a quick and full recovery. We know the Santa Cruz County community and all of the Monterey Bay communities are reeling from this tragedy. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

05 June 2020
06/05/2020: Former President Obama’s “Police Use of Force Project”

06/05/2020: Former President Obama’s “Police Use of Force Project”


"The MPD has issued the attached media release to address questions about MPD policies related to police use of force.  The eight policies were discussed at a town hall meeting that former President Obama held on June 3, 2020 and are found on his webpage.  These policies have also been referred to as the "8 Can't Wait."  The MPD has had policies and practices in place for years relating to the most contemporary and professional aspects surrounding use of force.  Additionally, the MPD is updating policy to further enhance what was previously in place.  The attached media release goes into greater detail surrounding the policies, training, practices and commitment to serving everyone with honor, dignity, fairness and respect. "  - Chief Hober 

15 May 2020
05/15/2020: Felony Vandalism

05/15/2020: Felony Vandalism

On May 13th, 2020 at 8:42 AM, Monterey Police Officers investigated a vandalism that occurred at the City of Monterey storage yard next to the San Carlos Cemetery. Three tractors parked at the storage yard were found with multiple windows shattered. Rocks were found inside and around the tractors indicating they had been used to perform the vandalism. Officers also located a gravesite in the nearby cemetery with a rock border that had rocks missing. The estimated value of the damage to the tractors was $30,000. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

29 April 2020
04/29/2020: City Manager Orders Partial Beach Closure and Restrictions to Essential Activity Only, to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 - Effective Fri., May 1

04/29/2020: City Manager Orders Partial Beach Closure and Restrictions to Essential Activity Only, to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 - Effective Fri., May 1

City Manager Hans Uslar today announced a partial beach closure for Monterey beaches that will take effect on Friday, May 1, 2020. This temporary measure provides additional health and safety assurance during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency shelter in place order. As both the State Stay at Home and the Monterey County Shelter-in-Place orders require, social distancing of six feet between people remains a critical component to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. The warmer weather and the desire for people to return to normal activities after weeks of sheltering in place threaten to dismantle the progress made in combating COVID-19, prompting the additional restrictions. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Beach closure sign

25 April 2020
04/25/2020: Stolen Property

04/25/2020: Stolen Property

On April 22 nd , 2020 at 7:36 AM, Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the Marriot hotel at 350 Calle Principal regarding a report of two subjects trespassing. The business reported locating two people inside of a hotel room that was off limits to the public. Monterey Police Officers contacted John Fontenot, 34 of Emeryville, and Nicole Stearns, 26 years old of Paramount, at the business and ultimately placed them under arrest for trespassing and possession of stolen property taken from the hotel. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF


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

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