Are you interested in continuing to serve your community at the conclusion of your Military commitment? Many Salinas Police Officers were once in your position, and there is a place for you here. It does not matter where you are located in the world, we can work with you. If you are in the last six-months of your commitment, there are many steps we can take now, there is no need to wait. Police Recruit is an Entry Level position. After selection, Police Recruits attend a Police Academy for basic police training. Once graduated, Recruits are promoted to sworn Police Officers.
Be a U.S. citizen or have applied for citizenship before application is submitted.
Must possess a valid state Driver License (non-military) and obtain a California Class C driver license before being appointed to the position of Police Recruit.
Have a High School diploma or GED.
Be at least 20 ½ at time of application and 21 years at time of appointment.
Be able to pass a fitness test, written test, a thorough background check, a polygraph examination, psychological evaluation, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a medical examination.
HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Contact Sergeant James Godwin (831) 758-7120 or [email protected] This is very important and will provide a blueprint for your individual testing process. Do not be discouraged if you are unable to appear in-person due to location or assignment. Each Military member has unique circumstances, and we will do whatever we can to move you forward while you are still serving.
Step 2: Complete ONE of the below written examinations: (There are several options for both remote and in-person written examinations.)
· PELLETB: Complete the California P.O.S.T. Reading and Writing Test (PELLETB). Pass Point is a T-Score of 48 or higher. (Results valid for 1 year.) For more information or to register go to: http://www.theacademy.ca.gov/tests (This test is preferred for those who reside in California.)
· National Testing Network (NTN): Complete the national Testing Network Test (NTN). Pass Point scores are 65% Video, 70% Reading, and 70% Writing. (Results valid for 1 year.) For more information or to register go to https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs
Step 3: Complete a physical agility test.
The Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB)
If you are unable to complete a physical agility test due to location, we will accept a passing PT card until such a time the agility test can be completed. A passing agility test is required before hire. The Salinas Police Department will only accept results from South Bay Regional Public Training Consortium. For more information, please visit http://www.theacademy.ca.gov/tests (SPD plans to begin hosting WSTB testing soon. Watch for updates to this page.)
The Work Sample Test Battery (WSTB) consists of:
· 99-yard obstacle course
· 32-foot body drag (165 lbs.)
· 6-foot chain link fence climb
· 6-foot solid wall climb
· 500 yard sprint
· 1.5 Mile Run
Step 4: Submit an application with passing Written Examination results. (Those missing the test results will not be invited to an interview.)
Contact Sergeant James Godwin (831) 758-7120 for the Active-Duty Military, Police Recruit, application link. This job posting was created specifically for service members with geographic and schedule challenges.