The Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation objectives are to promote civic spirit in support of law enforcement and to enhance the ability of Sheriff’s Department employees to work even more safely and effectively. Here are just a few of the services we provide to our Sheriff’s units:
This state of the art program will provide our officers with realistic, simulated street-level situations that they may potentialy encounter in the field.
Used to train officers in use-of-force situations, was purchased for the new training center.
Mental health training and an advanced training program created for law enforcement that increases community and officer safety by de-escalating crisis situations.
The foundation invests a percentage of non-restricted donations to assure our continued support of department programs into the future.
Established the first Detention Services K9 Unit for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, which has conducted hundreds of searches and had numerous narcotic finds.
Academy-trained and duly sworn, our reserves each volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month to more than 1,000 hours per year.
The six handler and canine teams, assigned to each of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department stations, are patrol and narcotics detection trained.
The department Search and Rescue teams require a minimum of 40 hours of initial training and 10 hours of monthly training to keep them prepared for all types of rescues.
Through the support of our donors, the foundation was able to purchase a new lift for the Bomb Squad’s emergency response vehicle to assist in getting the specialized robot to and from the scene.
VCSF provides opportunities for the community to meet the Sheriff and deputies and learn about the divisions within the department and how they serve Ventura County.