Community Academy

The Salinas Police Department's Community Academy runs one night a week, for 12 consecutive weeks, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Please contact the Community Services  Unit at (831) 758-7247 or by email  for the next session's dates. Please e-mail Sgt. Heath Johnson to request a Community Academy application.

During the program, you will be exposed to the various aspects of the Salinas Police Department and law enforcement in general. Topics include an overview of the entire organization; Internal Affairs, K-9, Field Operations, High-risk Tactics, the Violence Suppression Unit, Narcotics, Laws of Arrest, Firearms, Police Investigations, Driving Under the Influence, Crime Scene Evidence Processing, and much more.


Question of the Day

Can I drink alcohol while walking down a City street in Salinas?

No, it is illegal to drink any beverage that contains alcohol while on public property. The Salinas Municipal Code Section (21-2)  states that, "No person shall drink any beer, wine or other intoxicating beverage on any public street, sidewalk, alley, highway, plaza parkway, parking lot, airport terminal, or bus or train depot in the City...

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