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If you are in need of an officer for a non-emergency police matter, please contact the non-emergency dispatch at 831-755-5111. If you would like to contact the Soledad Police Department business office to ask a non-emergency question, please consult our staff directory.

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Physical Address: 236 Main St., Soledad, CA 93960
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 606, Soledad, CA 93960
Phone: (831) 223-5120
Fax: (831) 678-3575


The Soledad Police Department has 18 sworn law enforcement officers and three civilian personnel.  Our staff is responsible for providing high-quality services to the visitors, residents, and businesses in our community.  We pride ourselves on our diversity and the positive working relationship that we have fostered with the citizens of our community.

Residents of Soledad enjoy a high quality of life in a city recognized for its low crime rates and close working relationships with the police. In 2017, the City of Soledad appeared for a second consecutive year as one of “The 50 Safest Cities in California.”  To further reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our city, we have implemented many enforcement and community policing programs which are designed to increased police and citizen interactions.

We are firmly committed to our community policing efforts and continue to seek innovative ways to conduct outreach to the citizens of this city.  Through our continued partnerships, the community members of Soledad and the members of the Soledad Police Department will continue to improve the quality of life for all. “This is our community and your Police Department.”

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    Soledad Police Department’s Community Policing Programs

    The Police Department is currently participating in the following Community Policing Programs which we intend to try and expand by offering residents an opportunity to participate in the Neighborhood Watch Program:

    Although all of these programs can be very effective community policing tools, they are nevertheless dependent upon our ability to adequately staff patrol and to respond to the current level of crime that is occurring in our City.  Currently, our authorized staffing level is for (17) sworn police officers.  The Bureau of Justice Statistics, within the United States Department of Justice, conducted research which determined that a Department of our size should have two full time police officers per 1,000 residents. If we followed that recommendation, a city of our size should have over (30) sworn officers.