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CoinOn April 9, 2018 officers responded to a call regarding a mentally disturbed subject who had stabbed himself in the foot. While en route they learned the subject was a retired soldier with PTSD and he was now trying to stab himself with a kitchen knife. The reporting party was the subject’s mother who was in the house with him.

Upon arrival the officers immediately asked the mother to exit the residence and escorted her to a safe zone, while the other officers on scene started communicating with the subject calmly using de-escalation techniques in order to safely apprehend the subject. He was then treated for his wounds and placed on a mental health evaluation hold. This was great police work, communication and outstanding teamwork from the Monterey Police Department.


On Friday March 16, 2018 the department received information on a subject who was responsible for numerous burglaries and vehicle thefts throughout Monterey County. Officers and detectives began investigating and conducting surveillance. With the assistance of PRVNT, a search warrant was authored and three subjects were subsequently arrested. A stolen vehicle and five stolen firearms were recovered.

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16 May 2018
05/15/2018: Monterey Police Department to Provide Nationally Recognized Training on Responding to Critical Incidents and Use of Force

05/15/2018: Monterey Police Department to Provide Nationally Recognized Training on Responding to Critical Incidents and Use of Force

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Monterey Police Department will hold a training program designed to give officers a strong foundation in critical thinking as it relates to responding to crisis related incidents and potential use of force situations. The training, termed ‘Integrating Communications, Assessment and Tactics’ (ICAT) has been designed to give officers the tools, skills and options to safely diffuse a wide variety of critical incidents that could potentially result in the use of force.

01 May 2018
04/27/2018: Narcotics Arrest

04/27/2018: Narcotics Arrest

On April 26, 2018 at approximately 4:40PM, the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team (PRVNT), with the assistance of the Seaside Police Department, Marina Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and the US Drug Enforcement Administration, served a search warrant in the 1500 block of Vallejo Street in the City of Seaside. During the search, Investigators located thirteen ounces of methamphetamine, narcotics packaging materials, a loaded handgun, and over $35,000 in cash. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

12 April 2018
04/12/2018: The 23rd anniversary of Operation Chill

04/12/2018: The 23rd anniversary of Operation Chill

This summer, the Monterey Police Department will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Monterey. For the 23rd year, 7-Eleven is working with local police and Sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill community-service program.

05 April 2018
04/04/2018: Response to Hazmat Incident

04/04/2018: Response to Hazmat Incident

On April 4, 2018 at approximately 11:39 a.m., the Monterey Police Department, the Monterey Fire Department, and Monterey County Hazmat responded to the Portola Plaza Hotel, at Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, regarding a possible hazmat exposure.  Upon arrival, it was determined someone had discharged a substance consistent with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) pepper spray inside one of the hotel rooms.  Several employees were exposed to the spray and went to a local hospital for treatment.

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