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Shop with a Cop 2016

Shop With A Cop 2016 was our biggest ever, as evidenced by the live channel 5 KTLA coverage and re-broadcasts throughout the day! Your membership, along with donations from sponsors, helped provide over 125 under-resourced youth with a $100 Target Christmas shopping spree. The kids were identified and selected by Deputies and school resource officers on a needs-basis, and for many, this program provided the only Christmas gifts they would...
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Wine, Dine and K9: August 2016

The inaugural Wine, Dine & K-9 event was a huge success. Held Sunday, August 21st at Underwood Farms in Moorpark, the luncheon commemorated 30 years of the VCSO K-9 unit and featured food, wine, interactive K-9 demonstrations and more. Capped at just 75 attendees to ensure an intimate environment, the event was a sell out. Wine, Dine & K-9 was a collaboration between the Ventura County Sheriff’s K-9 Foundation, Ventura County Sheriff’s...
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3rd Annual Coppers and Choppers: June 2016

Our 3rd Annual Coppers & Choppers event, held on June 16th, was our biggest and best yet. Over 4,000 guests (including State Assemblywoman, Jacqui Irwin) came to see equipment and personnel from throughout the department Favorites included SWAT, the Bomb Squad robot and the K-9’s… as well as the Search & Rescue team’s scavenger hunt. Sentiment toward our local officers was heightened due to officer-targeted shootings in Dallas that occurred shortly...
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Explorer Academy Graduation: July 2016

The Explorer Academy Class of 2016 was comprised of 9 local law enforcement agencies.  39 Explorer recruits graduated and of those, two worked at their respective jobs while attending the academy.  Class Sergeant was 14 year old Cole Conley.  The Sheriff’s Foundation is excited to welcome these new Explorers to Ventura County.

Salute to the Stars Gala Fundraiser: April 30, 2016

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation hosted its annual Salute to the Stars Gala on April 30th at the Westlake Hyatt Regency. The event got off to a literal bang with a live demonstration from the Bomb Squad. The 200+ attendees were then treated to an evening of silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner, and even a K-9 presentation. Deputy Sheriff Mario Molina was honored for his exemplary community work....
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Shred-It Event: May 21, 2016

VCSF held their inaugural Shred Event Sat. 5/21 from 8 – noon. Developed as a post-tax season service to the community, the FREE event saw 275 cars drive through, filling 623 total containers (with receipts, business docs, legal forms, etc.), for a total of 14 tons of paper recycled. Along with VCSF, this event was made possible through the support of Camarillo Target, Workrite Uniform Co., Rabobank, and Slaughter, Reagan & Cole LLP.

VCSO Explorers Compete in Castaic – April 2016

The Ventura County Explorers did exceptionally well at the Explorer competition in Castaic: 1st Place VCSO:  Combined Explorer Group Tug of War Fillmore: 2nd Female Explorer 5 3rd Tubular Assault 3rd SWAT Challenge Headquarters: 1st Tubular Assault 3rd High Risk Stop 2nd Female Explorer Rock Climb Camarillo: 1st Male Advisor Mud Run 2nd Female Explorer SWAT Challenge 2nd Female Explorer Obstacle Course 2nd Female Explorer Mud Run 2rd Male Explorer...
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Academy Class Graduation 2015-2

On Friday, April 8, 2016, Class 2015-2 graduated from the Academy.  The recruits completed 24 weeks of instruction provided through the combined efforts of local law enforcement agencies, the Ventura County Community College District and other criminal justice entities. The graduating class is comprised of Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies along with officers from other local law enforcement agencies. The intense training and education prepared these recruits for the responsibilities of serving...
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Shop with a Cop 2015

Once again, the Foundation sponsored “Shop with a Cop.”  The event is a community outreach program for local youth.  With the generous donations from our members and local business, the Foundation provided the funding for the annual “Shop with a Cop” event. The participants are selected by Deputies in the cities serviced by the Department.  On the day of the event, the participants are paired with volunteer Deputies and they...
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Shop with a Cop 2014

Shop with a Copy 2014 was a HUGE success! 71 youth in our community came out on Saturday, December 6 to go Christmas shopping with a deputy. Not only did the selected children spend time with a deputy, but all in attendance had breakfast with the foundation board members and department staff. The group was greeted with a motorcade, lights and sirens, and Santa Claus! It was thanks to donors in our community that...
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Academy Graduation

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office awards an outstanding graduate of each Academy class. The award is determined on a recruit’s overall performance throughout the 23 weeks of the Academy program in the areas of personal traits, academics, marksmanship, scenario performance and physical fitness. The award is sponsored by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation. The graduating class is comprised of Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies along with officers from other local law...
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Coppers & Choppers 2014

Coppers & Choppers was a HUGE success! More than 2,000 people came out to see and interact with all of the resources that the department uses on a daily basis to keep our community safe! Children and families spent the day climbing in the helicopter, petting the Search and Rescue K9s, pretending to drive a real police car and meeting our hardworking deputies and volunteers. The helicopter fly over was...
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