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Monterey Police Department
351 Madison Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Open 24 hours a day.
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The Monterey Police Department has embraced the principals of community policing for many years.
We believe our efforts have been largely successful,
as Monterey continues to enjoy a low crime rate and community surveys consistently indicate
public satisfaction with the service being provided by the Department.
The Department enhanced it’s community policing efforts by implementing a new
and innovative approach designed to facilitate direct personal communication between our
officers and the community members they serve.The fundamental feature of this
new approach is that every Monterey Police officer has direct responsibility for a designated
area in the city, which is called a Community Policing Area (CPA). The city has been divided into
20 CPA’s. Each CPA has one or two officers assigned to their area, along with a
civilian support person and a sergeant. These employees are permanently assigned to their
area and form a CPA Team. Every person who lives or works within that CPA has access to those
employees for the purpose of dealing with local problems and concerns or to just chat about law
enforcement issues.We feel that making the assignments permanent gives each officer and civilian
employee a strong sense of ownership and personal connection with a particular area of the city.
Unless an employee is promoted or leaves the agency, they will remain assigned to their area for the
duration of their career. This also helps to provide continuity in the relationships the Department is
seeking to establish with the community, help build trust and understanding and allow the Department to
intelligently focus it’s efforts and resources where they are needed most.With this new
initiative, the Department’s current service delivery process and organizational configuration will
remain the same. This means that when someone requires police service, they will still dial 9-1-1 for emergencies,
or the Department’s non-emergency number, (831) 646-3914, and an officer will be dispatched as soon as possible.
The community policing responsibilities performed by the officers and civilian staff are ancillary duties that they
perform during their regular workday under the guidance of their supervisor. Each officer is required to spend several
hours during the week engaged in these new community-policing activities.The CPA Team is responsible for
conducting semi-annual meetings in their area as well as making personal contact with every resident, business person
or person responsible for a facility with their assigned CPA. Meetings are used to disseminate crime statistics from
the area and to discuss local issues and solutions to problems.We look forward to working with all of our
community members to continue to solve problems associated with crime and quality of life issues in the City of Monterey.