Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Police Department or Pass and ID located?
The Police Dept is located at 1870 Morse Road, Bldg. 436. (Next to the ball field)
The Pass and ID is currently at the Sloat Main Gate,  Bldg. 254

How do I apply for a position with the Base Police Department?
The NSA Monterey Police Department strives to recruit ambitious and dedicated men and women to serve as police officers. For more information contact the Human Resources Office at (831) 656-7612, or if you would like to speak with the Deputy Police Chief call (831) 656-3862.

How do I get a copy of an accident report?
Accident reports are available from the Police Department Investigator, usually within seven to ten working days after the accident. You can get a copy by stopping by Police Department and fill out an incident request form. Only victims and witness of crimes will be approved to receive copies of reports. Most copies will be sent to you by mail if requested.

What is a Trusted Agent?
United States
Military active-duty and their dependents, retired military, reservists, civil service employees and approved contractors who possess valid DoD identification cards are Trusted Agents.

A Trusted Agent and all occupants in the Trusted Agent's automobile can enter the base if the Trusted Agent shows a valid DoD ID card at an NSA gate.  Occupants in a Trusted Agent's automobile or walking aboard with a Trusted Agent do not have to sign in at the gate.

NOTE: The Trusted agent MUST escort visitors/guests at all times until the visitors/guests leave the installation. 

United States Military Active duty and their dependents, Retired military, Reservist ,Civil Service and approved DoD contractors members who possess valid DoD identification cards are Trusted Agents.

Non-DoD Contractors (red stripe on CAC card) and international members of the NPS community are not Trusted Agents and will continue to use gate access procedures to accommodate visitors.

DBIDS Gate personnel: DO NOT have escort privileges.

How do I add someone to the Gate Access List?
All requests for addition to the Gate Access List must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance to gateaccess@nps.edu (from a valid NPS.EDU account). Civilian or contractor visitors must have a NPS TRUSTED AGENT sponsor them and take full responsibility for them and their actions.  All received e-mails will be verified by the Base Access List Coordinator, via a telephone call to the person listed as a sponsor. Until such verification is received, the visitor's name will not be added to the Access List. You can make your requests personally at the Pass and ID center, Bldg # 254, Monday -Friday  0700-1530 hrs or fax to 656-3964.

All requests must have the following information:
1) Full name of sponsor and contact information (Phone Number included)
2) Full name of visitor as it appears on the photo ID
3) Duration of visit
4) Reason for visit

Gate Access Procedures

1.     Sponsor has guest fill out and return SECNAV form. Personally Identifiable Information MUST be secured, if transmitted electronically. Encryption (via nps.edu network) or AMRDEC SAFE can be used.

2.     Sponsor completes NSAM Gate Access form.

3.     Sponsor sends encrypted to gateaccess@nps.edu.   

4.     Gate Access will notify that request has been received and is being processed. Recommend sponsor check back in three (3) business days for status.

5.     NOTE: If guests have already been vetted, just fill out and submit the NSAM Gate Access form. Only the last four digits SSN# required for verification.

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION
If you received a ticket for a moving violation or a disabled placard violation at Naval Support Activity Monterey, or its tenants, you have three (3) business days from the issued citation date to submit a Violation Protest. Forms are located on the Police Forms page, or at building 436.Please direct all questions to the Deputy Chief of Police at the at (831)656-3862 or by email.

PROTESTS FOR ALL OTHER PARKING VIOLATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

United States  Military active-duty and their dependents, retired military, reservists, civil service employees and approved contractors who possess valid DoD identification cards are Trusted Agents.

NOTE: The Trusted agent MUST escort visitors/guests at all times until the visitors/guests leave the installation.

Naval Postgraduate School NAVPGSCOLINST 5560.5C
Subj:   Naval Postgraduate School Traffic Regulations
This instruction applies to ALL personnel anytime on NSA Monterey and tenant property.

All non-government owned motor vehicles aboard NSA Monterey and tenant properties will be registered according to the guidance is this instruction.

In order to operate a vehicle on NSA Monterey, the following is required:

  a.  Proof of vehicle ownership/registration
  b.  Proof of vehicle insurance
  c.  A valid record of motor vehicle safety inspection . (if required)
  d.  Possession of a valid State, Overseas command, Host nation or International drivers license

Any questions can be addressed by calling (831) 656-2556

Required motorcycle safety gear and equipment!
It is a top priority of the commanding officer to decrease the numbers of motorcycle related fatalities bt enforcing the safety requirements set forth in  OPNAVINST 5100.12 (SERIES), NAVY TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM accordingly, you are directed to comply with the requirements set fourth in OPNAVINST 5100.12 (SERIES) prior to operating a motorcycle, both on and off any military installation including the following:

[A MOTORCYCLE IS DEFINED AS ANY MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING A SEAT OR SADDLE FOR THE USE OF ITS OPERATOR AND DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON NOT MORE THAN THREE WHEELS. THIS INCLUDES VEHICLES WITH LESS THAN 50CC ENGINES SUCH AS MOPED, MOTOR SCOOTERS, AND MOTORIZED BICYCLES.]

  •  Possess a valid motorcycle operator's license or permit.
  •  Successfully complete COMNAVSAFECEN-approved motorcycle training, such as the motorcycle safety 
     foundation's basic rider course (BRC).
  •  Obtain a DOD registration decal prior to entering a Naval installation in accordance with applicable local
      instruction.
  •  Rear view mirrors mounted on each side of the motorcycle handlebars or the left and right side of a
     fairing.
  •  Complete specialized training before operating ATVS. See OPNAVINST 5100.12 Series for specific
     requirements.
  •  The following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn while operating or riding a
     motorcycle either on or off any military installation.
  •  A properly fastened (under the chin) protective helmet certified to meet U.S. Department of
     Transportation (DOT) standards.
  •  Properly worn eye protective devices (impact or shatter resistant goggles or full-faced shield properly
     attached to the helme). a windshield,faising or eyeglasses alone are not proper eye protection.
  •  Properly worn long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long legged trousers and full-fingered gloves designed for
     use on a motorcycle. A brightly colored outer upper garment during the day (is recommended) and a
     reflective upper garment during the night and during inclement weather ( is Mandatory). The outer
     upper garment shall be clearly visible and not covered by backpacks,etc...  MILITARY UNIFORMS DO
     NOT MEET THESE CRITERIA.
 
•  Sturdy footwear is  MANDATORY . Leather boots or over the ankle shoes are mandatory.

Taxis on Base:
Taxi access to NSA Monterey: The Yellow Cab Company of Monterey (646-1234) has been approved to provide service.

Taxi drivers will not be authorized to roam the installation soliciting fares, but may be flagged down by pedestrians as they make their transits to and from after dropping off their fares.

All taxi cabs will be subject to inspection before entry onto the installation.  Taxi cab drivers are not authorized to charge special fares in exchange for providing service onboard installations.  However, it should be expected that the meter will run during the time spent waiting for and during the inspection.  Inspections will be conducted as expeditiously as possible by installlation force protection personnel.

During heightened force protection conditions no taxi cabs will be allowed on base.  All cabs are subject to the trusted agent policy and can be searched at any time.

I have received several harassing telephone calls lately. I know who is doing it or I want it to stop. What can I do?
An officer can begin a preliminary report and refer it the Criminal Investigator. After the initial report is completed you can provide the report number to the phone company and request a trace or trap. You can sign a waiver to allow the investigator to access your phone records. You must successfully document the phone calls. Caller ID is not the same thing as tracing a call. If you have a Caller ID box, you still must work with the telephone company to trace the calls. Caller ID is not admissible in court.

I have questions about registering my vehicle on base?
Call the vehicle registration department at (831) 656-1174 / 3477

How do I contact the Base Police Department to report a crime?
 
To report a crime please call (831) 656-2555. 

Does your department do fingerprinting for job applications and concealed weapons permits?
 
No.   The Police Department only performs fingerprints for official U.S. Government purposes. (Security Clearance, Arrest or Apprehension)

I filed a report on a crime with your department. I haven't heard from any officer. What is happening with my case?
To check the status of your case, call the Department Investigator at (831) 656-2004 for guidance.

Can you tell me if someone is in jail?
No. The Monterey County Jail is operated by the Monterey County Sheriff's Office. If someone is apprehended on base and they are booked in the jail, the Sheriff's Office is responsible for tracking information about that person. To find out if someone is in jail or what their bond is, call the jail at (831) 775-3782.

What can a traffic/parking citation cost me on base?
The NSA Monterey Police Department uses a bail amount set by the Central Violation Bureau which is used at all military installations in the continental United States.  All fines collected go directly to the Victim and Witness Program of the United States. Some citations cost more than others based on the offense.

If you have any question, please contact base police at (831)656-2004.

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