Police Recruit (Current Academy Attendee)

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This recruitment specifically invites candidates that are currently enrolled and/or attending a California P.O.S.T. accredited Police Academy. 

The City of Salinas, Police Department is seeking enthusiastic individuals ready to start their careers in law enforcement. This is an entry-level position for the Police Officer series. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the desire to serve their local community and be a part of a winning team. Applicants who have been accepted to a Police Academy and/or are currently attending are eligible to apply for this opportunity. This recruitment may be closed at any time once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Candidates must apply on calopps and submit the required documents at time of application. An application appraisal will determine which candidates move forward to the department interview. If selected for hire, candidates will be eligible to receive health care benefits, vacation accruals and a generous benefit package. 

THE DEPARTMENT: The Salinas Police Department has an authorized staff of 155 sworn and 58 non-sworn personnel, with an annual budget of $36 million. The Department is responsible for providing a full range of crime prevention and law enforcement services to a diverse community of over 150,000 residents. The Department responds to an average of 8,700 calls for service each month. 

THE POSITION: Becoming a City of Salinas Police Officer represents an outstanding employment opportunity for dedicated and career-minded men and women. The City offers a competitive salary and excellent paid benefits. The City of Salinas Police operates on a Ten Plan (Patrol has rotating weekends off). Officers dictate reports into a 24-hour word processing unit. A variety of specialized assignments are available, including SWAT, Detectives, Crime Scene Investigator, K-9 Officer, PAL, and Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT). Each will receive an additional 5% of base monthly salary while in those assignments. 



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