Enforcement Bureau - Patrol Division
under The Enforcement Bureau.
The Enforcement Bureau
has two other divisions: Special Operations Division
The Patrol Division provides a full range of law
enforcement and related emergency response services to a resident
population of approximately 110,000 (unincorporated areas) over an area of
3,325 square miles.
The Patrol Division operates out of three stations. The Central
Station (Salinas) patrols all of North County, the Salinas Valley south to
Gonzales and west, halfway to Monterey. The Coastal Station (Monterey)
covers unincorporated areas of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel Valley and
the coastal areas to the San Luis Obispo County line. The South County
Station (King City), provides coverage of southern Monterey County from
Gonzales south to the San Luis Obispo County line, and west to the
ridgeline of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range.
Central Patrol Station:
Based in the Sheriff’s Public Safety
Building in Salinas, and supplying coverage over approximately 1,400
square miles, the Central Patrol responsibility is divided into five
patrol areas, extending south to the city of Gonzales, west to Marina
and north to the county lines adjoining Santa Cruz and San Benito
Counties. These patrol areas contain agricultural, industrial,
residential, recreational and undeveloped rural areas, including large
portions of the former Fort Ord. Community Field Offices (CFO’s) are
located in the towns of Castroville, Chualar and Pajaro. This is the
largest and busiest patrol station, fielding the most calls for service.
It is located at 1414 Natividad Rd. in Salinas.
Coastal Patrol Station:
Based in the Monterey Courthouse, the
station covers an area of over 750 square miles, including approximately
100 miles of coastline. The patrol area extends from Marina to the
southern edge of the county, south of Gorda on Highway One, and inland to
include a part of the Los Padres National Forest, Carmel Valley, and Los
Laureles Grade to Laguna Seca on Highway 68. In addition to the day-to-day
enforcement duties, the Coastal Station is also responsible for
supplemental law enforcement at many special events occurring in Pebble
Beach and Carmel Valley. There are Community Field Offices at the
Crossroads Shopping Center and Carmel Valley Village. The
Coastal Station is located at 1200 Aguajito Rd in Monterey.
The Central and Coastal stations each have
a Crime Prevention Specialist who assists the community with crime
prevention programs and taking telephone reports. Crime Prevention
Specialists perform a variety of other duties:
- free home security surveys and training
- establishing neighborhood-watch programs
- rural crime prevention
- gang awareness talks, business security surveys
- commercial business burglary and loss prevention
- review of Planning and Environmental Impact Reports for law
enforcement related input and crime prevention through environmental
Unincorporated areas of Salinas, Spreckles, the North County
communities of Aromas, Castroville, Las Lomas, Moss Landing,
Prunedale, Pajaro, or areas south of Salinas to the San Luis Obispo county line.
Crozier or call him at (831) 759-6675.
Carmel Valley, unincorporated areas of Carmel and the Monterey
Peninsula, Pebble Beach, and Big Sur,
email Donna Galletti
or call her at (831) 647-7909.
South County/Roger Barber Station:
Based in King City, the South County Station patrols the largest
geographical area of the stations. This station’s area of responsibility
encompasses 55 percent of Monterey County's area, divided into three
patrol beats. The area has a normal population of about 22,000 people, but
thanks to recreational attractions such as Lake San Antonio, that number
can swell by several times during the summer or holiday periods.
Agriculture is the primary economic activity, with row crops, vineyards,
and cattle leading the way. The
U. S. Army and California National Guard have major installations at Fort
Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts. This area also contains a large portion
of the Los Padres National Forest. The station is located at 250
Franciscan Way in King City.
Search and Rescue Team
The Search and Rescue Team provides coverage
for Monterey County and responds to Mutual Aid requests by our neighboring
counties. The Team is comprised of 13 deputies and about 25 volunteers. Some
members of the Team are also assigned to the Dive Unit, a component of the
Search and Rescue Team. Search and Rescue Team members are specially trained
and equipped for all search and rescue, and recovery operations. Each year,
they respond to missions ranging from extended searches in the Los Padres
National Forest for the rescue of stranded hikers, to cliff-side rescues of
persons who have fallen or driven off the coastal cliffs. They have also
been called on to assist in the recovery of deceased persons who may have
had accidents in the rugged backcountry, Big Sur area, or diving in the
Pacific Ocean or other waterways in the County. Visit their website at
for more information.
Mounted Search Unit
A new addition to the Search and Rescue Team is the Mounted Unit. The
Mounted Unit consists of two deputies and about 20 volunteers. The Mounted
Unit provides horses for rescue missions, body recoveries, parades, and
ceremonial functions (color guard).
Visit their web
site for more information on this Unit.