Careers with the Salinas Police Department

Join Our Team

Are you interested in being part of a team that is at the leading edge of law enforcement?

If so, the Salinas Police Department is looking for qualified people to join as officers and staff members.

Women and Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.

We're looking for new and experienced police officers, and non-sworn staff positions open up from time to time.

Please see calopps.org for information on open positions.

And check out episodes about SPD on the Spike TV series COPS.

Salary & Benefits

The monthly salary for a police recruit is $4,978. After graduation from the police academy, recruits are promoted to Police Officer. The annual salary for a police officer ranges from $6,674 to $8,944 per month, or $80,094 to $107,337 per year. See the job description at calopps.org.

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.

We value the experience lateral officers bring to our department and strongly encourage lateral applications.

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

Apply via CalOpps.org

Question of the Day

My neighbors keep a rooster in their backyard. Is this legal?
 
No. The Salinas Municipal Code  prohibits any fowl or livestock to be kept as pets. This includes pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, etc. Roosters are especially bothersome because of the noise they create and the fact they are sometimes used for cockfights and gambling.
 
How many pets am I allowed to have at my house?
 
Salinas City residents are allowed to have four pets per household. This includes any combination, such...

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