ABOUT THE SALINA POLICE DEPARTMENT
To deliver police services equitably, effectively, and within the context of democratic values, in order to resolve community issues and problems and provide for the safety and security of our citizens.
The Salina Police Department is a full-service, municipal police organization, consisting of 116 authorized personnel, serving in three operating divisions: Patrol, Support, and Investigations.
The police department exists for the purpose of protecting and serving the people of Salina. Vital to this purpose are our values, which reflect what the department believes in as an organization. These beliefs are reflected in the departments recruiting and selection process, policies and procedures, training and development, and ultimately, in the actions of its officers in delivering services.
Values reflect what the department considers important and determine the way officers view not only their role, but also the people they serve. Moreover, our values serve as a linkage between the ongoing operations of the department and the community's ability not only to participate in, but also understand the reason for police department strategies.
Our operational philosophy is based on the following values, which we believe are conducive to good policing:
Places its highest value on human life
Must preserve and advance the principles of democracy
Believes that the effective delivery of police service is dependent on community involvement
Believes that it must be accountable to the people it serves
Is committed to professionalism in all aspects of its operation
Strives to maintain the highest standards of integrity
Values its members, the caring men and women who comprise the department
Brad L. Nelson, Chief of Police.