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 I see a car parked in my neighborhood which I think may be abandoned?

The City of Salinas has people specifically designated to handle abandoned vehicles and long-term parking problems. These problems are generally handled on a complaint basis. The abandoned vehicle office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. The phone number, day or night, is (831) 758-7316.

The following information will help you determine whether or not a vehicle has been abandoned or is a long-term parking problem:


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