Community Policing


Deputy Chief Keith Wise - Administration/Operations

(831) 675-4232


One of our biggest successes is our Community Policing Program, which is a collaborative effort between the Gonzales Police Department and our community that identifies problems of crime and disorder and involves all elements of the community in the search for solutions to these problems. It is founded on close, mutually beneficial ties between police and community members. At the center of community policing are two essential and complementary core components:


  • Partnerships between the Gonzales Police Department and the community.


  • Problem Solving as a method to indentify and solve problems of concern to the community.



Community Policing is a PHILOSOPHY for doing police work; PROBLEM SOLVING is the tactic or strategy used to solve community problems of crime and decay and PARTNERSHIPS are the tool or means with which the problem solving takes place.


The men and women of the Gonzales Police Department strive to serve our community in the best ways possible and to continue to make Gonzales one of the safest communities in Monterey County. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or idea’s for continuing to make Gonzales a great place to live and visit.


Thank You



Community Policing