We still have a few openings for the 2014 Spring Community Academy. We will be accepting applications until March 10, 2014.
The Salinas Police Department will present a Community Police Academy from March 20th through June 5th, 2014. The Community Academy will run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM each Thursday night for 12 consecutive weeks, with the final class to be held on June 5, 2014.
Community Police Academy participants will have the opportunity to go on a ride-along with a patrol officer, observe what the Salinas Police SWAT team does, learn all about our Crime Scene Investigation Unit, participate in scenarios, watch a demonstration of the K9 program, learn about the hiring 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 and in-depth, behind the scenes look at police operations.
To attend the Community Academy obtain an application and submit it to the Salinas Police Department, Community Services Unit by Monday March 10th, 2014. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, live or work in Salinas or involved in a community-based organization that provides services to Salinas residents. Applicants must not be on probation or parole or have any recent felonies on their record.
Class size is limited to 25 students; so prospective applicants should not wait to submit their application. Applications may be obtained by sending an email request for a Community Academy application to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications can be returned by filling them out on your computer and returning them via email or by printing them out and returning the hard copy to Sergeant Heath Johnson/Community Services Unit, 222 Lincoln Ave, Salinas, Ca, 93901. Applications can also be picked up and turned in at the Salinas Police Department front desk.
If you have any questions, feel free to email or call Sergeant Heath Johnson at 831-758-7247.