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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Friday May 10th, 2024 :: 11:35 a.m. PDT


Citizen Academy Graduation, Class #38

Nature of Incident: Citizen Academy Graduation, Class #38
Location: Thousand Oaks Police Department, 2101 E. Olsen Rd. Thousand Oaks
Date & Time: February 2024 through May 2024
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Community Resources Unit
The Thousand Oaks Police Department’s Community Resources Unit is pleased to announce the completion of Citizen’s Academy Class 38.
Twenty-one participants completed a twelve-week course designed to give citizens an overview of the police department’s function and operational procedures. The goal is to educate the public on day-to-day operations of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and learn how resources are deployed. 
During the twelve weeks, participants were able to interact with and ask questions of a variety of subject matter experts. These experts were a combination of sworn, professional, and volunteer staff members. Topics varied weekly and included speakers from our Investigations Unit, Directed and Special Enforcement Units, Narcotics Unit, Human Trafficking detectives, Tactical Units, Civil Unit, Volunteers in Policing, Search and Rescue, Disaster Assistance Response Team, Explorer Advisors, and Crisis Intervention Team. Attendees also had the chance to meet our four-legged partners from the Mounted Unit, K-9 Unit, Search and Rescue K-9’s, and Ventura County District Attorney Courthouse Facility Dogs.
In addition to these guest speakers, attendees also participated in field trip tours to our Sheriff’s Communications Center, Aviation Unit, Sheriff’s Regional Training Center, Pre-Trial Detention Facility, and Crime Lab.    
The next Citizen Academy is set to start August 2024. The course is free and will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Police Community Room, with the exception of field trip days.
Fill out your application soon as class size is limited. Potential candidates must be at least 21 years of age, live or work in Ventura County, have no felony convictions, and no misdemeanor convictions within one year of applying. For more information, follow this link to apply: Application Brochures will also be available for walk-ins in our station lobby.   
Prepared by: Volunteer Coordinator, Elizabeth Garnier
Thousand Oaks Community Resources Unit
News Release Date: May 10th, 2024  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sgt. Damian Alvarez, 805-449-8256
Thousand Oaks Community Resources Unit
Approved by:
Chief, Commander Jeremy Paris
Thousand Oaks Police Department

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

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