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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday December 8th, 2022 :: 02:20 p.m. PST


News Story - Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Approval

Nature of Incident:        Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Approval                               

Location: Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s Station
Date & Time: 12/07/2022
Unit(s) Responsible: West County Patrol Services/Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s Station
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s Station, applied for a grant from the California State Park Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.  The 2023 State Parks grant budget is anticipated to be about $7,000,000 designated for distribution to law enforcement agencies within the state.  The Sheriff’s Office has been awarded approximately $72,957.00 of the designated funds.
The Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s Station jurisdictional area is approximately 610 square miles in the northern backcountry of Ventura County.  This includes areas of the Los Padres National Forest and Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area.  These areas include approximately 300 miles of dedicated recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails.  Deputies assigned to the Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s Station regularly patrol these OHV areas and are subject to call outs for OHV related collisions and search and rescue calls for service.
The funds will enable deputies to establish off-highway patrols to provide information and education, as well as enforcement actions as needed. The grant can be viewed at the California State Parks OHV Division website
Prepared by: Senior Deputy Robert Steele/Lockwood Valley Station  
News Release Date: 12/07/2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Robert Steele (661) 245-3829  
Approved by:
Captain Jose Rivera  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

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