Deputy Sheriff Trainee/Deputy Sheriff

Ventura, CA
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office

We, the members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, are committed to safeguarding the lives and property of residents of Ventura County and respond to public concerns in a manner which promotes neighborhoods free from the fear of crime.

Our strategy for accomplishing this mission is to preserve the peace, prevent crime, apprehend offenders, facilitate problem solving community partnerships, enforce laws, provide secure and humane detention for persons lawfully entrusted to our care and display empathy and respect for the dignity of all individuals.

We are committed to making sure all employees have the opportunity to be appreciated and recognized for their unique talents. We value diversity and the importance of individuality that comes with varying backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to provide the highest level of service and develop meaningful relationships with the community we serve.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office seeks to hire only those who will work toward the Sheriff’s mission of safeguarding lives and property of residents in Ventura County with honesty and integrity. If you desire a meaningful career in public service and the opportunity to make a difference both at work and in your community, consider a career with us.

Under immediate supervision and instruction, the Deputy Sheriff Trainee undergoes Academy training in preparation for appointment as a Deputy Sheriff. The Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center (Sheriff’s Academy) provides training during the Academy in areas including, but not limited to, leadership, professionalism and ethics, criminal law, laws of evidence, vehicle operations, arrest and control, firearms, patrol procedures, traffic enforcement/ investigation, criminal investigation, custody operations, community policing and problem solving, cultural diversity, oral/written communications, first aid and physical fitness.

Upon successful completion of the Academy, Deputy Sheriff Trainees may be promoted to Deputy Sheriff. Under general supervision, a Deputy Sheriff patrols an assigned area of the county in the prevention of crime and enforcement of law and order; answers calls in cases where criminal action is involved or suspected; maintains security in the County’s courts and jails; serves civil processes; and performs special services and other related work as required.

Starting Salary:
Deputy Sheriff Trainee: $36.75 per hour
Deputy Sheriff: $38.59 per hour

Upon successful academy completion, incumbent is eligible for promotion to Deputy Sheriff with a salary of $88,160 annually.

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