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.
INTERVIEW WITH THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Sarah Cox, Sergeant
"Working for a department and community this size allows for officers to be more hands-on. Officers work each call for service from beginning to end, whether it’s a barking dog call or a homicide."
Kyle Jacobs, Motorcycle Officer
"Working for the Salina Police Department is not only exciting, but very rewarding. The possibilities at this department are endless, and a driven officer can achieve anything they desire."
Laura Falk, Patrol Officer
“Working in the Patrol Division for the Salina Police Department, I enjoy the variety of calls in which I am able to assist citizens. The challenge to always be thinking and be open to new bits of information is rewarding as each call for service is answered. The opportunity to work with some great officers and detectives, whom I can always count on to have my back and to help me think through various scenarios, is an excellent reason to pursue a career with the Salina Police Department."
Taylor Cook, Patrol Officer
"There are many opportunities here to learn and elevate your skillset as an officer. You'll be able to work a wide range of calls and expand your law enforcement experience."
Sabrina Voorhees, Patrol Officer
"I enjoy working for the Salina Police Department because of the diversity of calls I am dispatched to. I feel as though the department will give me opportunities throughout my career to advance and to continue to learn something everyday."
Carlos Londono, K-9 Officer
“Unlike many other departments, a seriously motivated officer who is willing to learn, is afforded the opportunity to wear many hats and take on multiple challenges at the Salina Police Department. The ability to learn and develop an expertise in several different aspects of police work can lead to career advancement possibilities and is one of the foremost reasons to join the Salina Police Department.”
Dani Lemon, School Resource Officer
“They take you into their family of blue and treat you like family."