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Police Recruit Orientation Announcement
City of Salinas, Central Coast

Law Enforcement

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(831) 758-7231
Close Date: Mar 9, 2016
Salary: $4,604.00 - $5,877.00 Monthly


City of Salinas Police Orientation


The Salinas Police Department will be conducting an informative orientation for individuals who are interested in becoming Salinas Police Officers. This orientation will allow interested candidates an opportunity to learn about the department, recruitment and hiring process.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
City Hall, Rotunda
200 Lincoln Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901


The Police Recruit is scheduled to open on March 2, 2016 and close April 6, 2016.

In preparation for this recruitment, applicants must obtain the required documents and attach to their completed application when applying on 




Interested applicants must pass two assessment tests facilitated through South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium in San Jose. A completed Work Sample Battery Test (WSTB) and written certificate (PELLETB) with a passing T-score of 48 and above will be required at time of application submittal.

The South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium will administer both examinations. Schedule an appointment by contacting South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium at

The physical agility exam will consist of the following Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB):
a. 99 yard obstacle course
b. 165 lb Body Drag
c. Chain Link Fence Climb
d. Solid Wall Climb
e. 500 Yard Run
d. 1.5 Mile Run

Please dress appropriately. A certificate with the results will be given to you either by mail or at the completion of the agility exam. The certificate must be valid within twelve months prior to the recruitment-closing deadline.

The written exam assessment must demonstrate a passing T-Score of 48 or above.  


• South Bay - Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) Certificate must accompany application
• Must include a copy of written exam assessment Certificate of T-Score of 48 or above
• High School diploma or GED;
• Must be 20½ at time of application and 21 years of age at time of appointment to Police Recruit
• Must be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship before application for Police Recruit
• Valid California Driver’s License


Highly Desired – Individuals possessing the following are highly encouraged to apply:
• Bilingual (English/Spanish). Skills will be tested.
• Military Veteran. A copy of DD-214 required at time of in-take for Military preference points.
• Local residents.

Below is the schedule for the current test dates offered through South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium:


PELLETB  MPC:             March 10, 2016            8:30 am- 11:30 am

PELLETB Evergreen:     March 19, 2016           8:30am - 11:30am

WSTB Evergreen:  
       March 8, 2016             12:30pm
WSTB Evergreen:          March 19, 2016           12:30pm

WSTB MPC:                   March 10, 2016            12:30pm


Additional test dates may be added, please check the website for updates. 


Please contact Maria Avila for general questions at (831) 758-7231. For specific law enforcement questions, please contact Sergeant. Kim Robinson at (831) 758-7120.

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