Police Recruit- Entry Level

Regular Employment Opportunity
Law Enforcement
Central Coast
Until filled
$29.59-$0.00 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


222 Lincoln Avenue Salinas, 93901


The City of Salinas Police Department invites motivated men and women seeking a challenging career in law enforcement to apply for the Police Recruit (Entry Level) position. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the desire to serve the Salinas community and be a part of a hard working team.  Police Recruits are paid $29.59 an hour while attending the Police Academy. Upon successful completion of the academy, incumbents are promoted to the sworn Police Officer classification and earn a starting yearly salary of $80,094, plus full benefits as provided by law and by Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Salinas Police Officers Association (SPOA).

THE DEPARTMENT: The Salinas Police Department has an authorized staff of 170 sworn and 55 non-sworn personnel, with an annual budget of $47 million. The Department is responsible for providing a full range of crime prevention and law enforcement services to a diverse community of approximately 161,042 residents. The Department responds to an average of 8,700 calls for service each month.

THE POSITION: Becoming a Salinas Police Officer represents an outstanding employment opportunity for dedicated and career-minded men and women.

A Police Officer under direction, utilizes specialized training and equipment to protect life and property by enforcing laws and preventing crimes. Performs related special assignments and other work as assigned.



For more information on salary, benefits, duties, testing and job requirements, please see the attached job announcement.


Special Instructions

WSTB and PELLETB certificates must be submitted at time of application. NTN scores must be submitted to the Salinas Police Department online through the National Testing Network. We will not accept copies of scores. 


You may also email your WSTB and PELLETB certificates to Applications will be considered incomplete without required documents. Please only submit the documents requested; all other documents will be discarded. 

Recruitment Contact

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