2019 Spring Session of the Salinas Police Community Academy

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News Date: 
January 23, 2019

2019 Spring Session of the Salinas Police Community Police Academy

The Salinas Police Department will present the next Community Police Academy from February 20th through May 8th, 2019.  The Community Police Academy will run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM each Wednesday night for 12 consecutive weeks, with the final class to be held on May 8th, 2019. 

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 and discussions. We will answer questions and give an in-depth, behind the scenes look at police operations. 

To attend the Community Police Academy, obtain an application and submit it to the Salinas Police Department, Community Services Unit by Monday February 4th, 2019.  Applicants must be at least 18 years old, live or work in Salinas or be 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 - 30 students; so prospective applicants should not wait to submit their application. 

Applications may be obtained by:

  • Sending an email request for a Community Police Academy application to kendallg [at] ci.salinas.ca.us

  • Downloading a PDF version from: https://www.salinaspd.com/Community-Academy

  • Picking up one from the front desk at the Salinas Police Department lobby.

    Applications can be returned by filling them out on your computer and returning them via email (kendallg [at] ci.salinas.ca.us) or by printing them out and returning the hard copy to Sergeant Kendall Gray/Community Services Unit, 222 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas, CA, 93901. Applications may also be picked up and turned in at the Salinas Police Department Front Desk. 

    If you have questions, feel free to email or call Sergeant Kendall Gray at 831-758-7224.