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The Monterey Police Department offers a Prescription Drug Drop Box Program

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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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06 April 2020
04/06/2020: City Strongly Advises Public to Use Recreation Trail Only for Commuting To and From Work

04/06/2020: City Strongly Advises Public to Use Recreation Trail Only for Commuting To and From Work

The City of Monterey announced today that a new public advisory to fight the COVID-19 pandemic went into effect to ensure that users of the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail remain within the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

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05 April 2020
04/04/2020: Shelter in Place Violation Enforcement

04/04/2020: Shelter in Place Violation Enforcement

On Friday, April 3, 2020 at approximately 8:12 pm Monterey Police Department (MPD) officers received a noise complaint in an apartment complex on Helvic Avenue, Monterey. The Apartment manager and the MPD telephonically contacted the person who lived in the apartment and advised her of the noise complaint and the Shelter in Place violation, if there was a gathering or party for non-essential purposes. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

04 April 2020
04/03/2020: Arrest – Domestic Violence Attempted Homicide, Stabbing

04/03/2020: Arrest – Domestic Violence Attempted Homicide, Stabbing

On April 1, 2020 at approximately 5:30 am, Monterey Police Department (MPD) Officers were dispatched to the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) for a report of a victim who had been stabbed. Prior to MPD arrival, the victim was transported to another local hospital and is expected to survive. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

31 March 2020
N95 Mask Drive for Monterey First Responders, April 1-10

N95 Mask Drive for Monterey First Responders, April 1-10

The City of Monterey is asking residents, businesses and nonprofits to donate spare, new N95-rated masks to help protect first responders. The City maintains a supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by firefighters, police officers and public works staff. Due to high demand and a potential increase in COVID-19 emergency calls, the City is asking members of the public to donate any spare additional PPE they may have in their possession. 

Starting on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, donations can be dropped off in front of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, located at 353 Camino El Estero, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Only new masks, sealed in unopened packaging, will be accepted until Friday, April 10. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF


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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