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.

Chief's Message

Welcome citizens and visitors to our web site, the Salina Police Department is a full-service, municipal police organization, consisting of 114 full time employees including 84 commissioned officers and 30 civilian staff.  Our agency has been a nationally accredited law enforcement agency (CALEA) since 1996.

Our organization includes four operating divisions: Administration, Patrol, Detectives and Support.  We are responsible for a city of over 48,000 residents which encompasses 25 square miles.

The Salina Police Department maintains coverage 24 hours a day and houses the Emergency Communications Center, which also dispatches for the Salina Fire Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Office and the six volunteer fire districts which provide fire protection for rural Saline County.

The Salina Police Department responds to approximately 45,564 calls for service each year, including responding to over 1,200 accidents.

Whether a citizen or visitor to our community, I hope you enjoy this website and find it informative.



Brad L. Nelson
Chief of Police


Contact Information

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

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

Brad L. Nelson 
Chief of Police

Chief Nelson's Bio


Hours of Operation

24 hours a day,
seven days a week

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