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With the support of individuals, businesses and our Ventura County communities we have been able to assist the department by financially supporting many divisions and programs within the department.

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:

Criminal Justice Training Center

This state of the art program will provides our officers with realistic, simulated street-level situations that they may potentially encounter in the field.

State-of-the-Art Simulator

Used to train officers in use-of-force situations, was purchased for the training facility. 

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Mental health training and an advanced training program created for law enforcement that increases community and officer safety by de-escalating crisis situations.

Endowment Fund

The Foundation invests a percentage of non-restricted donations to an endowment fund to assure our continued support of department programs into the future.

Equipment for K9 Unit

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.

Reserve Units

Academy-trained and duly sworn, our reserves each volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month to more than 1,000 hours per year. 

What it takes to support the department

New K9 Training
Citizens Served
Personnel and Staff
Volunteers on the Search and Rescue Team

How We Help


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.   

Shop with a Cop - deputy with little girl

Community Engagement

VCSF sponsors Coppers and Choppers as well as Shop with a Cop.

Support Your Community

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation is entirely funded by the contributions and support from our members and donors. All money contributed goes directly to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Foundation’s programs and operations, and stays in Ventura County.

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