Salinas Police Invite Community to Experience Life as an Officer
Academy participants will go on a ride-along with a patrol officer, observe what the Salinas Police SWAT team does, learn about the 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. Officers will answer questions and give an in-depth, behind the scenes look at police operations.
The Academy will be held in both English and Spanish. It takes place from 6 - 9 p.m. on Thursdays from Aug. 24 - Nov. 9.
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.
Application forms are available several ways:
By downloading a PDF from www.salinaspd.com/community-academy
By emailing Sgt. Heath Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Police Department front desk at 22 Lincoln Ave., Salinas
Applications can be returned by email to email@example.com, to the Police Department front desk, or by mail to:
Community Services Unit
222 Lincoln Avenue
Salinas, CA, 93901
The deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 11.
Class size is limited to 25 - 30 students.
More information is available by contacting Sgt. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-758-7247