Step 4: Department Selection Interview

The first interview panel consists of three city employees who ask the candidate questions about their qualifications, experience, desire to be an officer, and various scenario-based questions. 


The most qualified candidates will be invited to a second interview with Ventura Police Professional Standards Unit.

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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