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 can I do if there is a loud party in my neighborhood?

If someone is having a loud party in your neighborhood you may call the Police Department for assistance. When deciding whether to call the police you must also decide whether the noise is at a level that your peace is being disturbed. If it is, you next need to decide whether you would be willing to press formal charges in order to get the noise to stop or be turned down to a tolerable level.

Most often, the mere fact that you are willing to press charges will help us to solve the problem so that no actual charges need be pressed. If you...

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