Salinas Police Department 2013 Fall Community Academy

2013 Fall Session of the Salinas Police Community Academy


The Salinas Police Department will present a Community Academy from September 3rd, 2013 through November 19th, 2013. Each class is scheduled to last approximately 3 hours, beginning at 6:00 PM, each Tuesday night for 12 consecutive weeks.

Community Academy participants will have the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a patrol officer, observe what the Salinas Police SWAT team does, observe Crime Scene Investigators and learn what they do at a crime scene, participate in scenarios, watch a demonstration of the K9 program, learn about the hiring and training process of police officers and much more.

Each night features a new topic, with speakers, demonstrations, discussions and field trips. We will answer questions and give an in-depth, behind the scenes look at police operations.

Class size is limited to 20 students. The class will be filled by the first 20 applicants that meet the requirements. To qualify for the Community Academy, you must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in Salinas, or be involved in a community based organization that provides services to Salinas residence. You must not be a Felon or be on probation or parole. You must also be willing to commit to attending all 12 weeks.

To attend the Community Academy, request an application by emailing Sgt. Heath Johnson of the Salinas Police Department. Sgt. Johnson can be reached via email at    The application and instruction on how to fill it out and return it will be emailed to all those interested in participating in the Community Academy. If you have any questions you can also reach Sgt. Johnson by calling 831-758-7247.