Ventura Police Community Academy

The Ventura Police Department’s Community Academy is coming! Have you ever wanted to know more about police operations? Not the ‘TV’ version, but the actual facts? Here’s your chance! The Community Academy will take you on a ride-along with a patrol officer, show you what a SWAT team does, let you experience a simulated firearms training course, give you a look at issues officers face in our community and much more.

The Community Academy is scheduled to begin April 19 and will be held on 9 consecutive Wednesday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a final class and graduation on June 14. Each night features a new topic, with speakers, demonstrations, and discussions. We’ll answer your questions and give you an in-depth behind the scenes look at police operations.

Community Academy participants are selected by the Ventura Police Department through the application process. Applications are available from the Department or through the online web application found at

Potential candidates must meet the following criteria: minimum age of 18 years, live or work in the City of Ventura, no felony convictions, no misdemeanor convictions within two years of application.

Ventura Police Department, 1425 Dowell Dr. Ventura, CA 93003

*May 24 class held at the Criminal Justice Training Center in Camarillo

Wednesdays, April 19-June 14, 2017: Class dates: April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7 and June 14.

For more information, please contact Civic Engagement Specialist Ashley Bautista 805-339-4317 or [email protected].

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