Prescription Drop Off

/Portals/4/Images/Frame2-PharmDrop.pngThe City of Monterey has a pharmaceutical drug take back program available to the public. The public may safely and anonymously dispose of unused/expired prescription or over-the-counter medication through the City's Prescription Drug Drop Box Program. No needles, syringes or liquids are accepted. 

While the front lobby is still closed due to the pandemic, people can use the call box and a records clerk on-duty will be able to assist with retrieving the prescription drugs. The items need to be in a bottle with a prescription label that has a name of the prescriber and the name of the drug. If the drugs are loose or in an unlabeled container, they can be dropped off at CHOMP or the Pacific Grove Police Department drop off location.

The drop off box is located in the lobby of the Monterey Police Department at 351 Madison Street.

Police News

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

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 


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