Detention Services  |  Patrol Services  |  Special Services  |  Support Services


DivisionsThe Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of four primary divisions. Assistant Sheriff Chris Dunn  oversees Patrol Services and Special Services, while Assistant Sheriff Eric Dowd oversees Detention Services and Support Services.

Our Patrol Division services the County of Ventura and the five contract cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, and Thousand Oaks, as well as the unincorporated areas of Ventura County. Within Patrol are also our Mounted Unit, K-9 Unit, Sheriff’s Communications Center and the Office of Emergency Services.

The Special Services Division includes the Air Unit, Major Crimes, Narcotics, Intelligence, Bomb Squad, S.W.A.T., Hostage Negotiations, Forensic Science Laboratory, Information Systems and the Evidence Unit.

The Detention Division is the largest of the four divisions in both personnel and budget. This includes all jobs related to inmate services such as reception, booking and classification, jail services, court room and pre-trial security. Currently there are three jail facilities.

Our Support Services Division includes important internal departments that are essential to the structure and operational needs of VCSD across a wide variety of areas. These departments include the Business Office, Human Resources, Professional Standards Bureau, Records, and our Training Academy Staff.