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.