"The Police are the Public; the Public are the Police. The Police are paid to give full time attention to duties that are incumbent upon every citizen in the interest of community welfare and existence."
These words were first spoken by Sir Robert Peel, the father of modern policing, when he established the Metropolitan Police Department in London in 1829. Although much time has passed, the basis of this tenet holds true – police officers cannot be fully successful without partnering with those they serve.
Our community outreach efforts are intended to solidify the relationships we have with the public – our customers – to ensure that together, we can respond to issues affecting our quality of life and maintain this beautiful city as among America’s safest.
We believe an educated public is a powerful public. We commit to being your resource and your partner, responsive to your needs while providing exemplary service to you beyond compare every time.
We recognize the value of service and our obligation to those who depend on us. We are committed to working with you as partners in keeping the City of Monterey the jewel of California.