Depending on the amount of interested applicants, the Ojai Police Department likes to host 2 academies per year; 1 in spring and 1 in fall. Classes are held every Thursday night from 6 to 9 pm until November 21 at the Ojai Police Department. This academy course gives citizens an overview of the Police Department's function and operational procedures.
Candidates for the course must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum 18 years of age.
- Live or work in Ojai or unincorporated area.
- No felony convictions.
- No misdemeanor convictions within one year of the application.