Careers with the Salinas Police Department

Deadline Extended

Because of strong interest, we have extended the application deadline for our current round of recruiting to Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

Join Our Team

We're proud of our officers and staff, and of the standard they set for commitment, professionalism, and innovation at the leading edge of law enforcement. Does that sound like a standard you’d like to meet?

If so, we’d like to talk to you.

We’re especially looking for candidates from Salinas or the surrounding region. Skills in more than one language and culture are a big plus.

Among the roles you could fill are: CSI, Community Policing, Field Training, Gang Enforcement, Gang Intelligence, Hostage Negotiation Team, Investigations, Mobile Field Force, School Resource Officer, SWAT, Traffic Enforcement / Motors, and more.

Salary & Benefits

The monthly salary for a police recruit is $4,604. After graduation from
the police academy, recruits are promoted to Police Officer. The annual salary
for a police officer ranges from $5,877 to $7,501 per month, or $70,524 to
$90,012 per year.

For details of benefits, please see the attached PDF below, or just click here.

Minimum Requirements

High School diploma or G.E.D. At least 21 years old at time of appointment to Police Officer. Must be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship before application for Police Officer. Valid California Driver's License. Vision of 20/100, corrected to 20/30 in each eye and normal color acuity.

We value the experience lateral officers bring to our department and strongly encourage lateral applications.

For Information regarding appointments or any other employment questions, please call (831) 758-7164.

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