trademark ® to 9/17/17

Celebrating our
75th year

Monterey County Sheriff's Posse Inc.
395 Old Natividad Rd.
P.O. Box 1547
Salinas, Ca. 93902
Supporting the western & ranching heritage
of the Salinas Valley since 1939
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Big Hat logo
Big Hat BBQ
servicemark ® to 9/17/17

Playnight roping ended August 26, 2014.
Check this Web site or facebook
for 2015 roping opening date.

Clubhouse exterior
Monterey County Sheriff's Posse Rental Facility

Click for the above link, Phone: 831-444-6267 or
E-mail info@montereycountysheriffsposse.com for rental information.
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Big Hat BBQ began in 1913
© The Salinas Californian.
Really Old Posse photos circa 1939

2007 Winter Ride (Camp Roberts) river crossing

Monterey County Sheriff - Scott Miller

2014 Posse Officers & Directors (listed below)


Carl Pacheco..............President
Richard Holland..........Captain
Greg Painter................1st Lt.
Joe James...................2nd Lt.
Tom Polyniak.............Treasurer
Jim Huggins................Secretary
Johnny Morgan...........Past President


Kevin DeBelle
Bill Grossen
Wayne Clark

Peter Chiang
Wayne Farrell
Casey Grossen

Buzz Nelson
Gary Waller
Jose Velasquez

MCSP is a private non-profit 501(C)4 corporation (founded in 1939.)
The MCSP is not an agency or department of the County of Monterey or the Sheriff's Department.

Jr Rodeo awards
Roping at the Posse arena
Salinas rodeo parade
The history of the Monterey County Sheriff's Posse (MCSP) began on February 28, 1939 when six Salinas men met and formed the Salinas Rodeo Riders and Sheriff's Posse of Monterey County. The six men were: C.D. Hansen, Sonnick Johnson, Jack Long, Jeff Parrish, Marvin Roberts and Doc Watson. The Posse, incorporated in 1946, maintains a 50 acre ranch located at 395 Old Natividad Rd on the outskirts of Salinas where they host numerous events including the BIG HAT BBQ and Junior Rodeo. We also offer Team roping, team penning/sorting and barrel racing during the summer at the Posse arena. The Posse awards annual scholarships through Hartnell College in memory of former member, Charles Atwood thanks to a generous donation from the Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation. The posse sponsors/supports Prunedale Boy Scout Troop 275,   Everett Alvarez FFA

  • MCSP History    Past Presidents, Man of Year, Life members, In Memory of.... etc
  • Posse By-Laws 2011
  • Policy & Procedures Manual 2011
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • CA Sect of State - MCSP Business Entity Detail
  • Current members list - showing year joined
  • Committees and Committee Chairs    Big Hat, Jr Rodeo, General Operations
  • Uniform requirements

  • Big Hat BBQ
    Pistol team
    Family/friends ride Fort Ord

    Member Stuff

    Posse general dinner/meetings are held in the Posse Clubhouse (except Jan) the 1st Thursday of each month.
    Posse board dinner/meetings are held in the Posse Clubhouse (except Dec) on the 3rd Monday of each month..

    Dinner usually begins 6:30-7:00 PM (more or less) followed by meeting. Financial matters are generally covered only at the Board Meeting. Members are encouraged to attend both general and board meetings. Come early - help setup tables and chairs, stay late and socialize. Guests by invitation only and must be accompanied by a Posse member. The Nov & Dec general meeting (election of officers and review of next year's budget) are for members only.

    Important dates/events for 2014 (subject to change and or cancellation)
    Mo / DaySchedule will be updated as dates for various Posse activities/events are determined.
    01/122014 MCSP clubhouse 1-5 PM - Welcoming the NEW 2014 Officers and Board of Directors
    01/25Stall work day - Saturday, staring at 10:00 am. We will be erecting two pipe horse stalls.
    04/25-27SVMH Men's trail ride (not a Posse event)
    03/07-09Posse Spring Ride - Williamson Brothers Ranch in Parkfield, CA Flyer
    05/10-11Mother Lode Roundup & parade - Sonora
    05/31Posse Junior Rodeo (note the eariler date this year)
    06/22Second annual MSCP car show on the grass in front of the Posse clubhouse
    07/12Big Hat BBQ (note the change to Saturday)
    07/17-20Salinas Rodeo (not a Posse event) Many Posse members are Rodeo volunteers. The Posse does ride in the horse parade
    9/26-9/28MCSP END OF SUMMER RIDE @ Williamson Brothers Ranch - Parkfield, - RSVP Capt. Richard Holland (contact info is in the Posse directory)
    11/21-232014 Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival (Posse members volunteer for security to raise funds to support Jr Rodeo)
    April - JulyPosse Play nights - roping, penning, sorting etc (details will be posted when they become available)

    Prior years calendars (2007-2013)

    9/24/2014 2:47:22 PM