Seven Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees Graduate from the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of seven Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff Trainees from the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center. After 24 weeks of instruction, the graduates received their certificates of completion yesterday, October 5, 2017, at a formal ceremony held at the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center in Oxnard. The graduates are among 46 total recruits in the Academy and come to the Sheriff’s Office with a variety of backgrounds and life experience.

The group was sworn in by Undersheriff Bernard Melekian at a special ceremony held on October 4, 2017 at the Sheriff’s Training Bureau. Undersheriff Melekian reminded the group of the responsibility that comes with wearing a badge. He said, “You have selected a life path that will allow you to make a difference in the lives of everyone with whom you come into contact with and you should never forget the importance of thi s role.”

The graduates completed the California Peace Officers Standards and Training basic course, which included more than 830 hours of instruction. Some of the instruction included Leadership, Professionalism and Ethics, Crimes against Persons and Property, Laws of Arrest, Emergency Vehicles Operations, Report Writing, Arrest and Control techniques, Life Time Fitness and Firearms training. The Law Enforcement Academy is designed to prepare students mentally, morally, emotionally and physically to continue their training within the Field Training Program. 

From the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office the graduates include: Christopher Brady, John Gruttadaurio, Bailey James, Anthony Muneton, Isaac Munoz, Luis Murillo, and Benjamin Sanabria III. 
We are excited to welcome this great group of new Deputy Sheriff Trainees to our Sheriff’s Office family.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff Trainees. This is a tremendous opportunity for individuals who want to make a positive difference and serve their community while pursuing a career in Public Safety. To apply, go to our website at

In the group photo from left to right: Benjamin Sanabria III, Luis Murillo, Isaac Munoz, Undersheriff Bernard Melekian, Anthony Muneton, Bailey James, John Gruttadaurio and Christopher Brady.

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