Join the Oxnard Police Department

The Oxnard Police Department is looking for self-motivated and energetic individuals 

Entry-Level- Applicants that have not attended a POST Certified Academy.

Academy Complete- Applicants have completed a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) approved law enforcement academy within the past three (3) years.  They are not required to take the written examination.

Lateral Police Officer- Applicants that are currently employed as a law enforcement officer with a municipal, county, or state agency within the State of California for a minimum of one year and possess a  Basic Certificate from the California Commission on Peace Standards and Training.  

Law enforcement officers from outside of California may be eligible for a Waiver of Attendance to a regular POST academy, but the candidate is responsible for this waiver.

Click on Entry Level or Lateral Police Officer / Academy Complete to find out if the Oxnard Police Department is currently accepting applications.  This will take you to the City of Oxnard Employment Opportunities site for more information.

For information on our hiring process, CLICK HERE

The Oxnard Police Department frequently has openings for additional job positions such as Dispatcher, Community Service Officer, Traffic Service Officer, and Records Clerk.  To check for positions that have a current application process, please go to  “Join the Team”