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

What should I do if I see a strange person or car loitering in my neighborhood?
Having residents report strange, suspicious or out of place activity their neighborhoods is essential to locating identifying and stopping criminal activity. There may be a reasonable and legal explanation for the person's presence and actions. However, if the person's actions are enough to raise your suspicion there is probably a good reason to take further action.

There are several things that you can do to help us in these cases. The most important thing to remember is to not put yourself at danger by...

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