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 115 authorized personnel, serving in three operating divisions: Management, Administrative and Operations.

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 department’s 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:

• The Salina Police Department places the highest value on human life
• The Salina Police Department must preserve and advance the principles of democracy
• The Salina Police Department believes that the effective delivery of police service is dependent on community involvement
• The Salina Police Department believes that it must be accountable to the people it serves
• The Salina Police Department is committed to professionalism in all aspects of its operation
• The Salina Police Department strives to maintain the highest standards of integrity
• The Salina Police Department values its members, the caring men and women who comprise the department            

Contact Information

Salina Police Department
255 N. 10th St.
Salina, KS 67401

(785) 826-7210
(non-emergency line)
9-1-1 (emergency line)

Brad Nelson
Chief of Police
Chief's Bio



12 a.m.-12 p.m.

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October 20, 2020 - Listening Session PowerPoint


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