Sheriff's Office


1414 Natividad Rd, Salinas, CA 93906

Front Desk: (831) 755-3700

Coroner Division: (831) 755-3792

Fiscal Division: (831) 755-3700

Records Division: (831) 755-3722

Civil Division: (831) 755-3712

Crime Lab: (831) 759-7258

Evidence Locker: (831) 755-3789

Founded in 1850, the Sheriff's Office is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in California. The office has about 300 employees and a budget of more than $50 million. There are three main bureaus: Administration, Corrections and Enforcement.

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