Attorney General Recommendations

Release Date/Time: 6/17/2020 4:05 PM
Incident: Attorney General Recommendations
Date: Wednesday, 6/17/2020
Time: 4:05 PM

On Monday, June 15th, the California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a broad agenda for police reform aimed at improving use-of-force procedures, addressing issues around bias in policing, and increasing accountability and transparency. The Attorney General has urged law enforcement agencies statewide to develop and implement policies regarding nine subject matters:

• Intervention

• Ban Chokeholds and Carotid Restraints

• De-Escalation

• Proportionality

• Verbal Warnings

• Moving Vehicles

• Deadly Force as a Last Resort

• Comprehensive Reporting

• Canine Use

The Salinas Police Department would like to specifically respond to the nine recommendations made by the Attorney General and demonstrate our adherence prior to these recommendations through excerpts from our last published policy manual on January 7, 2020. The Salinas Police Department prides itself on being a part of the community and being able to adjust to changing best practices in our profession that benefit all the people of Salinas. Please refer to the attached link for the specific policies covering each subject matter.


Release Authorized by: Christopher Lane, Sergeant

Question of the Day

What can I do if I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?

The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.

The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem:


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