Salinas Police Awareness, Responsibility, and Knowledge Course

You can learn all of this and more by signing up for SPARK! What’s SPARK? It’s the Salinas Police Awareness, Responsibility, and Knowledge course, created for high school students. You’ll learn powerful life skills from real police officers plus EMTs, doctors, and other people whose lives and work make an impact.

Every class is full of inside knowledge and hands-on experience you won’t find anywhere else. How much does it cost? It’s free—you just commit to showing up.

SPARK happens weekly at Salinas Police Headquarters, 312 E. Alisal St.

Due to COVID-19, we are not offering this course at this time.

  • Self-Image and Identity (young women) with Chief Adele Fresé OR Masculinity Upgraded – Strength for a Safer Community (young men) with the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
  • Job Interview Prep with Central Coast Human Resource Association
  • Basic First Aid and Social Media Safety
  • Why’d You Stop Me? What to expect and how to react during a police contact
  • Driver Safety Behind the wheel drivers training, including basic driving maneuvers and collision avoidance drills.  (Please note that a driver’s license or permit is not required, but must be a high school student)