Join Our Team: Hiring Police Officers and Public Safety Dispatchers!


The Ventura Police Department is hiring Police Officer Trainees and Lateral or Academy Trained Police Officers on an on-going basis.
Our department prides itself on hiring and retaining the most qualified individuals. The position of Ventura Police Officer is not only challenging but also extremely rewarding. As a police officer fighting and preventing crime, protecting the innocent, and serving the community is what you do daily, but it is the individuals we hire who are leaders, have courage, integrity, self-discipline, and compassion that make our department great. 

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Police Officer (Lateral or Academy-Trained)
Salary: $78, 387.50 - $95, 281.06/year
Under general supervision, performs regular law enforcement, criminal investigation, crime prevention, and traffic control and enforcement duties.  May perform duties in specialty assignments such as: motorcycle officer, K-9, major crimes investigations, special investigation, SWAT and field tactical units.  

Police Officer Trainee
Salary: $5, 868.95/month
This is a non-safety, non-sworn, at-will position.  Attends a high-stress, POST-certified, police academy, and receives additional department training designed to provide an overview of the criminal justice system, various laws and procedures, law enforcement techniques, first aid, physical fitness, and other related duties. Trainees learn the philosophy of community problem-oriented policing and working closely with the community to resolve problems.

Lateral Public Safety Dispatcher (911 Operator)
Salary: $54, 682.99 - $66,467.23/year
Receives, screens and responds to incoming emergency and non-emergency calls for police assistance. Dispatches appropriate units and maintains necessary communication with units during their response to calls. Performs a variety of clerical, record-keeping, and general support duties related to communication activities.