Employment with the Salinas Police Department

Join Our Team

The Salinas Police Department has a staff of 149 sworn and 58 non-sworn personnel, an authorized sworn strength of 187 police officers, and an annual budget of $18 million. The Department is responsible for providing a full range of crime prevention and law enforcement services to a diverse community of over 160,000 residents. The Department responds to an average of 8,500 calls for service each month, utilizing a community oriented service approach.

Minimum Requirements

High School diploma or G.E.D. At least 21 years old at time of appointment to Police Officer. Must be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship before application for Police Officer. Valid California Driver's License. Vision of 20/100, corrected to 20/30 in each eye and normal color acuity.

We value the experience lateral officers bring to our department and highly encourage lateral positions.

For Information regarding appointments or any other employment questions, please call (831) 758-7164

Apply via the city of Salinas