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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday November 14th, 2023 :: 09:57 a.m. PST


Moorpark Police Department Presents Home Security Assessment Program

Nature of Incident: Moorpark Police Department Presents Home Security Assessment Program
Location: City of Moorpark
Unit(s) Responsible: Moorpark Community Resource Senior Deputy
Moorpark Volunteers in Policing


The Moorpark Police Department proudly presents a newly developed Home Security Assessment Program to provide Moorpark residents with tips for making their homes safer and more secure.
Moorpark Volunteers in Policing, along with Moorpark’s Community Resource Senior Deputy, have completed extensive Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) training and have developed a Home Security Assessment Program to provide Moorpark residents with tips for making their homes more secure. CPTED refers to the proper design, maintenance, and use of a structure (home, business, etc) to reduce crime and to enhance the quality of life.
With the Home Security Assessment Program, residents living within the Moorpark city limits can make an appointment for the Home Security Assessment team to come to their home and conduct a security assessment.  The focus of the assessment is on the exterior of the residence, although the team can also offer tips for interior security as well.  The resident will need to be present during the assessment, which will take approximately 30 minutes.
According to the International Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Association, “Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach of crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments.  CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas, reduce crime, and minimize fear of crime.”
During the beginning phase of this program, the team will be available to conduct a limited number of assessments per week. Residents requesting an assessment of their residence will be placed on a waiting list based on when the request was received.
Moorpark Chief of Police Darin Hendren said, “This is a great opportunity to have our Moorpark Volunteers in Policing give residents ideas on ways to make their homes more secure.   The assessment is free and takes less than one hour, schedule yours today!”
If you would like to schedule a Home Security Assessment appointment, please contact Senior Deputy Becky Purnell at [email protected] or 805-299-1504.  Appointments will be scheduled in the order the requests are received.  
If you are interested in becoming a Moorpark Volunteer in Policing, please contact Jane Mineo at [email protected] or 805-532-2707.
The Moorpark Police Department’s motto is “One crime or one victim is one too many.”  We believe that by working together with our community, we can help keep Moorpark a safe place to live and work.
Prepared by: Senior Deputy Becky Purnell  
News Release Date: November 14, 2023  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Becky Purnell
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Darin Hendren
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