Firearms/Weapons Laws - Effective Jan. 1, 2017, firearms that currently have a "bullet button" will be considered assault weapons. If you are in possession of an affected firearm, it must be registered by June 30, 2018.
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On 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.
This summer, the Monterey Police Department will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Monterey. For the 22nd 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.
The Monterey Police Department (MPD) is excited to announce the implementation of the Coplogic online crime reporting system. This is another way the MPD is leveraging new technologies to better serve the community and provide a contemporary policing model.
May 28th, 2017 at 12:35AM, Monterey Police Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Tyler Street in Monterey for a robbery. Two victims had been walking though the area when they were approached from behind and knocked to the ground by the suspect. The suspect took a purse from one of the victims and threatened to shoot them with a firearm. No firearm was actually observed. The suspect fled on foot and was then observed driving away in a vehicle.
On May 25, 2017, the Monterey Police Department (MPD) along with the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) conducted a minor decoy operation, “Shoulder Tap” subsequent to receiving a grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.