2019 Women’s empowerment event

Have you ever considered a career as a law enforcement officer but aren’t sure if you have what it takes?

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a women’s empowerment event. This special event is designed to empower you to be successful in beginning a law enforcement career. Our certified cross fit female instructors will guide you through the physical requirements in various fitness stations designed to simulate the physical testing requirements of academy life. Sheriff’s academy instructors will be on hand to teach you the basics of our force options simulator where you are challenged to make critical decisions under stress.

Additionally, a panel of successful female employees from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office will candidly share their insight and experiences which has shaped their careers.

Our background investigators will be present to explain the background process and answer any questions you may have.

Deputy Sheriff Recruitment

Deputy Sheriff Trainee recruitment opening January 16, 2019! Testing will begin in March 2019. For the complete job announcement and testing dates check the Deputy Sheriff Trainee job flyer here. 

Ventura County Sheriff's Office is now providing Deputy Sheriff Trainee applicants with a study guide to help with passing the written examination. Please contact Sheriff's Human Resources after you submit your application to find out how to obtain a free study guide. (805) 654-3853.

Did you know that we accept proof of a California POST written exam in lieu of taking our written examination for Deputy Sheriff Trainee? Show us proof you have passed a California POST written exam and have a passing score within the past twelve months of your application.  

Sheriff's Records Specialist


There are currently five (5) full-time positions available in the Sheriff's Records Bureau based in Ventura at the Main Jail Annex Building. Under immediate (I) or general (II) supervision, these positions  will research and process criminal records; provide information to law enforcement personnel and the general public; update state, local, and federal computer databanks; and perform other related duties as assigned. Distinguishing Characteristics:  SRS I is an entry-level classification and incumbents receive instructions, training, and experience in the specialized records duties performed in the Criminal Records Division. Incumbents are expected to perform increasingly responsible work and are eligible for advancement to SRS II after successfully completing probation and one year of successful performance as an SRS I. SRS II is the full journey-level classification and can effectively perform the duties in any assignment in the Criminal Records Division. Work is performed on rotating 12-hour shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.
For more information click here to see the official job announcement!