Salinas Police Department Education and Training Materials

The Salinas Police Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life through the delivery of professional, superior, and compassionate police services to the community. Providing quality training to develop its personnel to further this mission is essential. Training is provided within the confines of funding, staffing levels, and legal mandates. The training referenced in this section consists of the regular and ongoing topics presented by the Salinas Police Department. The Department does not maintain education and training materials from external training vendors.

Please note: Police training is designed to prepare officers for challenging work. Training materials may depict graphic images or other content, that may be deemed inappropriate or misinterpreted due to lack of context.

Web Based Training

The California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) maintains an online training platform. As web-based training is assigned, it will be referenced here. Associated records are maintained by POST.


The Salinas Police Department uses the training vendor Precision Canine to conduct initial and ongoing, apprehension and detection training. Training frequency is monthly at a minimum. Records are maintained by the vendor.