New Ventura Police Officers and Lateral Officer

Due to COVID-19 restrictions each officer had a personal ceremony.   

by the VPD

Please join us in welcoming our newest Ventura Police Officers! Eight recruits and one Lateral Officer have taken their Oaths of Office, received their badges, and were sworn-in.

They’ve pledged their commitment to protecting and serving our community and we are very proud to welcome them to our VPD family.

Congratulations to Lateral Justin Fernandez and Police Officer Trainees David Anderson, Jerred Bartmann, Nicholas Gendreau, David De La Garrigue, Chris Gomez, Joseph Hernandez, Joshua Ming, and Liliana Zarate.

After being sworn in, each trainee is required to complete the Field Training Program which takes an additional 6 months to complete. The overarching goal of the program is to further develop well-rounded officers that represent our community well.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the desire to make this a special occasion for all, we opted to bring each officer in for a personal ceremony. This way, we were better able to keep our distance and five family members were able to join to pin the badge on their loved one and take a few unmasked family photos. Congrats to all!

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