Call 911 immediately if you or another person nearby are experiencing an emergency medical situation, a fire, electrical or chemical emergency, do not feel safe or are in personal danger.

If you are in need of an officer for a non-emergency police matter please contact the non-emergency dispatch at 831-755-5111 ext 1,1,2

You can contact the Soledad Police Department business office to ask a non-emergency question by consulting our staff directory.

Damon Wasson

Chief of Police

Fred Lombardi

Deputy Chief of Police

This is our community and your police department.

The Soledad Police Department has 21 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.

The Soledad Police Department Explorer Program is designed for young men and women to develop skills and knowledge needed to serve the people of Soledad and prepare them for a bright future in public safety. We are extremely proud of this program as it has helped the youth of our city keep on a positive path and to support their future.

For that reason, the City of Soledad, Soledad Police Department, The Soledad Recreation Department, Crusaders Car Club, and F & M Auto Repair are once again putting together the “Soledad Hot Summer Days” fundraiser. The event is anticipated to be a huge success where we anticipated hundreds of people coming to see over 300 cars, be part of the community, and to support the Explorers Program.

We are very excited for the opportunity to raise funds for this crucial program that will benefit the youth of our community and we would like your support to ensure that this event is a success. We could not do this work without the generous support of individuals like you. Any donation made to the Explorers Program is tax deductible. Donations may be made to Soledad Police Dept. Youth Prevention Program, P.O. Box 606, Soledad, CA  93960.  The tax I.D. is #77-0085498.

We are grateful for your support, and we hope we can count on your donation and presence during our Hot Summer Days that will be taking place on July 8th from 11am to 6pm along Front Street in Soledad.

More details and signups are here.

Important Links and Documents

If you want a completely anonymous way to report a crime or give tips to assist the police department, you can do so by using a service called WeTip. The information collected will come to us and will never reveal any personally identifiable information.

Alert Monterey County is an extremely useful service we urge all Soledad residents to sign up for. It’s free and when there are emergencies in the area, you can get notices on your phone. Scan the QR code or visit to sign up.

Caltrans QuickMap provides several types of real-time traffic information, including traffic speed, lane and road closures due to construction and maintenance activities, incident reports, Changeable Message Sign (CMS) content, camera snapshots, and active chain control requirements. You can visit the site at to stay updated.  

Police Document Repository

The Police Department tries to keep all publicly accessible documents related to it’s work here. If there is a document you need access to or think should be in this section, please contact the administration staff so we can assist.

Forms for parades and garage sales can be found here.

Police Staff Directory

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

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