Step 3: Written Examination

Register yourself to participate in the National Testing Network Frontline Written Examination as soon as possible. Visit the National Testing Network page, select Law Enforcement, and sign up for the City of Ventura Police Department.

Testing takes about 2.5 hours and there are three components: 

1. Video-based human relations test

2. Reading ability test

3. Written language ability test

If you have already taken the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery or have already completed the National Testing Network Frontline Written Examination, then please submit test scores upon application.

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1. Step 1: Online Application
2. Step 2: Personal History Statement
3. Step 3: Written Examination
4. Step 4: Department Selection Interview
5. Step 5: Physical Agility Testing
6. Step 6: Background Investigation
7. Step 7: Polygraph Examination
8. Step 8: Psychological Examination and Medical Evaluation
9. Step 9: Police Academy