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: Written Examination through National Testing Network
2. Step 2: Online Application
3. Step 3: Personal History Statement
4. Step 4: Department Selection Interview
5. Step 5: Polygraph Examination
6. Step 6: Background Investigation
7. Step 7: Chief's Interview
8. Step 8: Psychological and Medical Testing
9. Step 9: Police Academy