Monterey Police Department

  • Agency: Monterey Police Department
  • Address: 351 Madison Street, Monterey, 93940 CA
  • Chief: Tim Shelby (Chief of Police)
Phone: (831) 646-3914
Fax: (831) 646-3899

Monterey Police Department is located at 351 Madison Street, Monterey, 93940 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Tim Shelby. The Monterey Police Department phone number is (831) 646-3914.

Monterey Police Department News

Update: The event is still canceled, however, Del Monte from Aguajito to Washington and the Lighthouse Tunnel will be closed starting at 5am until the event attendees clear the area. --------- The Monterey Bay Half Marathon has been canceled. The roadways will not be shutdown as previously indicated.

Update 7:17pm: Eastbound Hwy 68 at Hwy 1 has reopened. ---------- Eastbound Highway 68 at Highway 1 shutdown due to motorcycle collision. CHP on scene. Expect major delays.

Media Release regarding narcotics arrests made by the Peninsula Regional Violence and Narcotics Team. #montereypd #PRVNT

On 11/07/18 at approximately 11:20p.m., deputies and officers responded to a mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Upon Arrival, Sergeant Ron Helus, a 29-year-veteran with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, heard gunfire within the business. He ran into the building to stop the shooter, but was immediately met with gunfire. He was shot several times and was rescued from the building by a California Highway Patrolman. Unfortunately, the gunshot wounds were fatal and Sergeant Ron Helus died a short time later. Sergeant Ron Helus is survived by his wife and son. A total of 12 people were killed in the shooting. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Ron Helus, his family, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office and to the victims and families of the mass shooting.

UPDATE: The event has been canceled. The roadways will remain open. ----- The Monterey Bay Half Marathon is this Sunday, November 11th. Expect road closures and large crowds. The following streets will be closed for the event. Del Monte Avenue between Camino El Estero and Figueroa in downtown Monterey will be closed to traffic beginning at 3 AM. All other downtown city streets, including the Custom House Tunnel westbound (toward Pacific Grove) will be closed by 6 AM. All downtown Monterey city streets should be reopened by 9 AM. The Cannery Row area from the Coast Guard pier/San Carlos Beach area beyond the Monterey Bay Aquarium will be closed until 11 AM. The Pacific Grove downtown area will be closed between 6 AM and 9 AM. Ocean View Blvd. and Sunset Drive will be closed between 6 and 11 AM. The downtown Monterey Custom House Garage is available for parking until 5:30 AM and after 9 AM (free until 11 AM). Free shuttles (both ways) to a drop off near the start are available from Monterey Peninsula College and Del Monte Center between 5 and 6:15 AM. A runners’ drop-off area is also designated on Pacific Street in front of Monterey City Hall.

Officer Hunt (left) and Field Training Officer Soriano (right) wearing their special event uniform during a special event at the Fairgrounds. Both officers came from outside police agencies and we are happy they chose to work at Monterey PD! Speaking of special events, this Sunday, November 11th, is the Monterey Bay Half Marathon. Expect large crowds, road closures and traffic delays. More information on street closures will be posted on here, Facebook, and Twitter. #montereypd #halfmarathon #monterey #montereybayhalfmarathon

Sergeant Frank Russo handing out candy and glow sticks to children on Halloween!

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Monterey PD detectives arrested Robert Gomez, 26, for sexual abuse of a 12 year-old child. The media release is attached. #montereypd

Media release on an armed robbery of an unlicensed marijuana distribution business. #montereypd

Someone shared a picture with us of Officer Sanjideh posing with some children after passing out candy. We hope they had a fun time! Thank you for sharing the picture.

There's a new Sheriff in town! Chief Hober got into the Halloween Spirit today. In case you can't figure who he is for Halloween, we gave you a hint! Happy Halloween from Monterey PD!

Happy Halloween! We have candy, glow sticks, and stickers for the kids! Stop by the police department to pick one up. Have a safe and fun Halloween! #montereypd

On 10/26/18, MPD partnered with Monterey Fire, American Medical Response, Monterey County Communications (dispatch) and Monterey Peninsula College for an active shooter drill. The drill focused on MPDs response to the threat, as well as providing life saving medical aid to those injured. In the (top) picture, Officer Reed was reviewing the use of medical supplies, such as tourniquets, quikclot and pressure bandages with the officers involved in the drill. #montereypd #montereyfirefighters #americanmedicalresponse #dispatch #montereypeninsulacollege #activeshooter #runhidefight #training

On October 27, 2017, the Monterey Police Department lost Sergeant Doug Holley, 49, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Doug was a Detective Sergeant and SWAT team leader with the Stockton Police Department for over 18 years. After his youngest son graduated high school, Doug and his wife moved to the Monterey peninsula where he and his wife had married years before. Doug joined the Monterey Police Department where he served as a patrol officer, Community Action Team officer and later became a sergeant. Doug was a great friend and co-worker and we are greatful to have had the opportunity to serve alongside him. Doug is survived by his wife, sons, mother and father, brother, sister, and two grandchildren. Doug, you are greatly missed. Thank you for your service to the community.

Monterey, meet your newest officer, Nathan Cordoba! Six long months in the academy, and now four months of field training. Congratulations! #montereypd #academy #graduation

On 10/25/18, we celebrated the swearing in of Officer Nathan Cordoba and Community Service Officer Kari Galer. Congratulations!! Top Left: Lt. Hart Middle: Officer Cordoba, Community Service Officer Galer, Chief Hober Bottom Middle: City Manager Hans Uslar

Darian Jackson was arrested for stealing a firearm from Hunter's Supply at 2260 North Fremont in Monterey. During the course of the theft, an employee fired one round, but no on one was hit. #montereypd

MPD, Monterey Fire and Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) will be conducting an Emergency Drill tomorrow, Friday, October 26, 2018 from noon to 2pm at MPC. During the drill, the entire campus will be locked down for a few minutes. Volunteers will be acting as victims during the drill. #montereypd

We're at the Del Monte Center Starbucks for Coffee With A Cop. Stop by and say hello or hang out with us! #montereypd #coffeewithacop #starbucks #delmontecenter

TRAFFIC ALERT ⚠️ Expect delays in the Downtown/City Hall/Old Town neighborhood areas from 2:30-3:15PM on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26. We will be escorting the Monterey High School Homecoming Parade along the route pictured below.

Sergeant Pinkas running through a drill at the range. Look at those casings fly! #montereypd #range #glock17 #montereypdrange

This subject was captured on video surveillance using stolen credit cards after a vehicle was burglarized. He was described as a Black male adult, 5'6" - 5'7" tall, and slim build. He also walked with a distinctive limp. If you have any information regarding the subject, please contact Detective Sergeant Jeremiah Ruttschow at (831) 646-3814, or to remain anonymous, contact (831) 646-3840. Reference Monterey Case Number YG1803900

Monterey PD, Monterey County Sheriff's Office and Monterey County Probation participated in the Tip-A-Cop at California Pizza Kitchen in Monterey. Thank you to everyone that helped out and to those that donated to a good cause. #montereypd #tipacop #specialolympics

Tip-A-Cop tonight 5pm-9pm at California Pizza Kitchen in the Del Monte Shopping Center! Come out during these hours, as local law enforcement will serve as celebrity staff working for "tips" to raise money for Special Olympics Northern California.