State of the Salinas Police Department Presentation

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News Date: 
June 12, 2019

On May 10, 2019, Chief Adele Fresé presented the State of the Salinas Police Department to approximately one hundred and fifteen distinguished guests.  The event was held at the Salinas Police Activities League (PAL) building and guests were treated to a catered barbeque lunch provided by the Salinas Police Foundation. 

The event offered an in-depth review of the Salinas Police Department’s commitment to excellence.  The Chief provided an update regarding the Department’s progress toward completing recommendations from the Collaborative Reform Initiative (CRI).  The CRI is a multifaceted assessment conducted by the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) under the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), U.S. Department of Justice.  The scope of the initiative includes the Department’s policies, practices and procedures related to use of force, community collaboration, training and resource allocation.  

Chief Fresé’s presentation provided information to the community that showed the Salinas Police Department has demonstrated improvement in department organization, staffing, professional standards, community engagement, school resource officer program, traffic safety, investigations, and gang violence. 

The outstanding efforts of the men and women of the Salinas Police Department, in partnership with the community, has resulted in a significant reduction in violent crimes over the last two-years in the City of Salinas.  Chief Fresé’s State of the Salinas Police Department report reflects the dedication to excellence that is the hallmark of the Salinas Police Department.

For additional information, the live-streamed recording of the presentation is available on the Salinas Police Department’s Facebook page.