Minimum Qualifications

We have a variety of openings and each has its own requirements. But these are the minimum qualifications for a new Salinas Police Officer:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship before application
  • Have a valid California Driver’s License.
  • Have a high School diploma or GED
  • Be at least 20½ at time of application and 21 years of age at time of appointment
  • Be able to pass the medical/fitness test, a thorough background check a polygraph examination, a psychological evaluation, and a drug & alcohol screening test.

Learn more here.

 

Question of the Day

Does the law say what kind of noise can be made at different times and in different places?
 
The Salinas Municipal Code  contains noise ordinances that regulate certain kinds of noise.

Generally, noise is divided into four "classes".

• Class A Noise is defined as noise created by equipment operated in the public interest or for emergency or safety purposes. Such equipment includes sirens, street sweepers, garbage trucks, chipper machines, etc. Class A noise is allowed at anytime.

• Class B Noise is defined as noise...

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