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Monterey County Sheriffs Office

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Address and Phone Number for Monterey County Sheriffs Office, a Sheriff Department, at Natividad Road, Salinas CA.

Monterey County Sheriffs Office
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, California, 93906

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The Monterey County Sheriffs Office, located in Salinas, California, is a law enforcement agency that promotes public safety in Monterey County through public policing and the management of county jails and inmates. The Sheriff's Office is responsible for patrolling any unincorporated areas of the county or areas not covered by the municipal Police force as well as enforcing legal judgments such as foreclosures, repossessions, and tax delinquencies.

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SALINAS — The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office was questioned Wednesday by elected officials about money it wants to spend on new undercover cars and a computer upgrade.

Last week during a Board of Supervisors meeting and then again Wednesday during a county Budget Committee meeting, Undersheriff John Mineau was questioned about a pair of expenditures totaling more than $4 million for surveillance vehicles and an upgrade to its computer fingerprint system.

The expenditures were originally part of the supervisors’ consent agenda — items that are considered minor enough that they don’t warrant a full discussion and are passed as a group. But Supervisor Luis Alejo put the brakes on Mineau’s request because he said the requested funding should have gone through the Budget Committee first.

“I’ve never heard of a department saying they didn’t need to get approval and vetting by the Budget Committee just because they were within their budget,” Alejo told Mineau during last week’s meeting. “Every other department has a lot of expenditures that get vetted by the Budget Committee.”

The money is needed, Mineau said, for upgrading existing servers used to collect fingerprint data and then distribute that information to the California Department of Justice’s database. It would be a six-year contract and includes new cloud services.

The Sheriff’s Office acts as a central repository of sorts for all the police departments in the county that fingerprint suspects and then electronically transmit them to the Sheriff’s Office, which sends them along to the Justice Department. In addition, fingerprints generated from LiveScan systems for people who will be working in sensitive positions, such as teachers, youth sports coaches or day-care providers, are sent to the Sheriff’s Office’s central system.

One reason for concern, Alejo noted, is the software and other system needs are provided by a single source — Idemia Identity and Security USA. That lack of competition could have an effect on pricing when Idemia is the only game in town.

“Ratepayers are placed in a disadvantage by Idemia,” Alejo said. “I don’t want to feel like we are getting fleeced.”

Mineau replied that the choice of vendors for the technology had more to do with the Department of Justice establishing the technology that local jurisdictions must then mirror. Idemia is the only vendor approved by the Justice Department, he said.

A similar request was made by the Sheriff’s Office to allow augmented funding to lease 13 cars from Enterprise Car Rental for the sum of $505,000. These unmarked cars would be used for surveillance work as well as protecting the identity of witnesses or victims where detectives need to conduct interviews with them but do not want to announce it to the world by parking marked vehicles in front of the houses, particularly when investigating violent crimes or sex crimes.

These vehicles could be any make or model and “not your standard government rides,” Mineau said. Alejo questioned why lease them when leasing is more expensive than buying. One reason is the convenience in which leased vehicles can be swapped out in the event an unmarked car gets “burned” or recognized as a law enforcement vehicle, Mineau said.

Supervisor Wendy Root Askew, who is also on the budget committee, said that while she supported the funds request since it was already budgeted, she also cautioned that if something is not funded she doesn’t want the Sheriff’s Office to try and force the hands of elected officials.

“I don’t want to see you going out and telling the public that if the board doesn’t fund something then you are going to say that you’ll then lose a deputy,” she said.

The next stop will be the request going back into the consent agenda at the next board meeting.

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 Monterey County Sheriff's Posse

Carl Pacheco                   President

Richard Holland            Captain

Matt Cole                          1st Lt.

Ron Thornton                 2nd Lt.

Tom Polyniak                  Treasurer

Mike Horsley                   Secretary

Carl Pacheco                    Past President

2019 Man of the Year    Casey Grossen



  • Government fees are required for the State (DOJ) and Federal (FBI) level criminal history record checks. Additional fees may also be required (e.g., license or certification fees). For a list of current fee charges, please go to Applicant Fingerprint Processing Fee, pdf
  • Locations identified by BNR (Billing Number Required) provide live scan services only to applicants with agency billing numbers identified on their Live Scan forms. These sites may collect rolling fees only ­ they do not collect any other fees.
  • Rolling fees vary from location to location and cover only the operator's cost for rolling the fingerprint images.
  • Applicants must present valid photo identification to the Live Scan Operator. Expired identification cards will not be accepted.

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Monterey County Sheriff's Office

Monterey County Sheriff's Office
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Patch of the Monterey County Sheriff's Office

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Seal of Monterey County, California

Formed1850; 171 years ago (1850)
Annual budget50 million
Operations jurisdictionMonterey, California, U.S.
Legal jurisdictionMonterey County, California
Civilian employees50
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The Monterey County Sheriff's Office is the county law enforcement agency for Monterey County, California. It provides protection and law enforcement to the non-municipal areas of Monterey County.

The Sheriff's Office provides Monterey County with a special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team, a search and rescue team (SAR), a coroner's division, a court services division, a detention division (jail), a civil services division, a narcotics division, an investigations division, a crime prevention unit, a hostage/crisis negotiation team (HNT), a mounted search unit (volunteer), a K-9 unit, a motor squadron (volunteer), an aero squad (volunteer), and a homeland security division. Each of these is organized into one of three Bureaus: the Administrative Bureau, the Enforcement Operations Bureau, and the Custody Operations Bureau.

The Sheriff's Office was founded in 1850; and as such the department is one hundred and fifty-eight years old. The Sheriff's Office is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the state of California. The Sheriff's Office has about 300 employees and a budget of over 50 million dollars.


The Office of the Sheriff, Monterey County was founded in 1850 when Sheriff William Roach was elected. William Roach was considered by many to be a very controversial sheriff. He was a part of the New York Regiment of volunteer soldiers sent to fight in the Mexican–American War. However, the regiment arrived too late to fight the war. Many of the soldiers decided to stay and become a part of the California gold rush. When Roach decided to run for Sheriff, he had a large percent of the vote due to the large population of New York Regiment soldiers living in Monterey County. Roach later became involved in a feud known as the Roach-Belcher feud. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office, like many offices, was small (1-3 men) even into the 1910s. The department didn't even obtain uniforms until the late 1930s. They were obtained through a traveling uniform peddler and each deputy was allowed to choose his own badge from a catalog. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office was considered a largely unprofessional office until 1962, when sheriff Davenport was elected. Davenport chose a man named James Rodriguez to be his Undersheriff. Rodriguez was a World War II veteran, an Officer in the California National Guard a former Monterey Police Department Captain and was a very strict taskmaster. He instituted reforms large and small. Small point, being Deputies wear required to wear the regulation Stetson, cowboy hat at all times and large, being that Deputies could no longer drink on the job (no matter how well they held liquor). He also required Deputies to carry firearms at all times even if they were off duty. This time period is considered to be the beginning of the present Monterey County Sheriff's Office by many. The Sheriff's Office was sued in order to force it to comply with the new federal Peace Officer safety regulations. The department lost and all officers were equipped with "bullet-proof" vests. The Sheriff's Office now has a staff of 400+, sworn Deputy Sheriffs, each armed with semi-automatic weapons.

List of Monterey County Sheriffs[edit]

  • 1. William Roach 1850–1853
  • 2. Aaron Lyons 1854–1855
  • 3. John B. Keating 1856–1857
  • 4. Henry DeGraw 1858–1859
  • 5. Aaron E. Lyons 1860–1864 (Died in office)[1]
  • 6. James B. Smith 1864–1865
  • 7. Thomas Watson 1866–1871
  • 8. Andrew Wesson 1872–1873
  • 9. James B. Smith 1874–1875
  • 10. James E. Graves 1876–1877
  • 11. John C. Franks 1878–1882
  • 12. James E. Graves 1883–1888
  • 13. James A. Horton 1889–1892
  • 14. John L. Matthew 1893–1898
  • 15. Henry R. Farley 1899–1899 (Killed in office)
  • 16. Melvin R. Keef 1899–1902
  • 17. William J. Nesbitt 1902–1923
  • 18. William A. Oyer 1924–1927
  • 19. Carl H. Abbott 1928–1940 (Died in office)
  • 20. J. A. Cornett* 1940–1940
  • 21. Alexander H. Bordges 1940–1946 (Died in office)
  • 22. J. A. Cornett* 1946–1946
  • 23. Jack L. McCoy 1946–1957
  • 24. Victor V. Tibbs 1957–1963
  • 25. William J. Davenport 1963–1979
  • 26. David B. "Bud" Cook 1979–1991
  • 27. Norman G. Hicks 1991–1999
  • 28. Gordon Sonne 1999–2003
  • 29. Mike Kanalakis 2003–2010
  • 30. Scott Miller 2011–2014
  • 31. Steve Bernal 2015–Present *
  • J. A. Cornett (coroner) served as interim Sheriff after deaths in office of Sheriff Abbott and Bordges until new elections could be held.

List of Fallen Monterey County Sheriff's Officials[edit]

  • 1. Monterey County Constable William Hardmont, September 2, 1854
  • 2. Deputy Jose Joaquin Carmen Santiago de la Torre, November 10, 1855
  • 3. Sheriff's Posse Deputy Charles Layton, November 10, 1855
  • 4. Sheriff Henry Reed Farley, September 18, 1899
  • 5. Sheriff's Posse Special Officer Noah H. Rader, July 25, 1925
  • 6. Deputy Craig Lingley Knox, June 1, 1980
  • 7. Deputy Jerralee Jane Jacobus, June 1, 1980
  • 8. Deputy Robert "Bob" Jefferson Shaw IV, April 9, 1988
  • 9. Deputy Anthony "Tony" James Olson, September 24, 1996

Organization of the Office of the Sheriff, Monterey County[edit]

The Office of the Sheriff, Monterey County is divided into three bureaus, each answerable to the Sheriff. The three bureaus are the Administrative Bureau, the Enforcement Operations Bureau, and the Custody Operations Bureau. Each bureau of the department is headed by a chief. The Administrative Bureau contains the Fiscal Division, the Civil Division, the Coroner Division, the Training Division, the Records Division, the Recruiting Division, and the Professional Standards Division (internal affairs). The Enforcement Operations Bureau contains the Sheriff's Patrol Division, the Homeland Security Division, the Investigations Division, the Narcotics Division, the Crime Prevention Unit, the Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, the Search and Rescue Team (SAR), the Mounted Search Team, K-9 Unit, the Motor Squadron, and the Sheriff's Aero Squadron. The Custody Enforcement Bureau contains the Detention Division and the Court Services Division.

Key Monterey County Sheriff's Office Divisions[edit]

  • Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT)- The SWAT team's main responsibility is to provide a coordinated response to crisis situations around the county. The SWAT team is a heavily armed and armored unit. They are equipped with armored vehicles, automatic weapons, rifles, shotguns, and entry devices. The SWAT team evolved from the former Tactical (Riot) Team. The SWAT team was secretly formed without the Sheriff's approval by a captain named Foster.
  • Search and Rescue Team (SAR)- The SAR team was founded in 1962 and was Sheriff Davenport's running platform. The current rescue team is divided into a dive team and a mountain team. The dive team is responsible for water related rescues along the Pacific Ocean, rivers, and lakes. The mountain team is responsible for searches and rescues along the extensive mountainous terrain and forests. The SAR team can be called in as mutual aid to nearby counties.
  • Coroner's Division- The Coroner's Division is responsible for the investigation of deaths throughout the county and finding the causes and circumstances of death. The elected sheriff of the county is also the coroner of the county.
  • Detention Division (Jails) - The Monterey County Sheriff's Office also is responsible for maintaining a county jail. The Detention Division runs, guards, and manages the county jail. The Detention Division receives the largest part of the Sheriff's Office's budget. The jail houses all sentenced and non-sentenced criminals in the county.
  • Civil Division- The Sheriff's Office maintains a Civil Division responsible for serving subpoenas and other civil paperwork from the Superior Court of California, Monterey County. They are also responsible for serving evictions.
  • Court Services Division- The Court Services Division is responsible for courtroom security, prisoner transport, and alternative-work programs. The alternative-work program is to provide alternative punishments for criminals instead of incarceration. The alternative punishment must be approved by the courts. In 2006 $303,695 was generated in revenues in 2006 through the alternative-work program.


  1. ^"Died in Office: Aaron Lyons, Sheriff of the County of Monterey died at six o'clock yesterday evening" "BY STATE TELEGRAPH". Daily Alta California. 1864-11-03.
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