OVN: Are rookie deputies automatically assigned to the Ojai station?
REPLY: The Ojai Police station gets the same number / percentage of “rookies” as any of our other stations. Due to retirements, transfers, and or normal attrition we periodically get deputies assigned to the Ojai station that have not previously worked in patrol and need to go through the field training process. Keep in mind that Ventura County Sheriff’s Deputies work in our custody division for several years prior to being transferred to a patrol station. Our current “rookies” have been sworn peace officers for more then five years and have already experienced challenging situations before their first day on the streets of Ojai.
Steve Arthur, Sergeant
Ventura County Sheriff’s Department
Ojai Police Department
402 South Ventura Street
Ojai, CA 93023