Detention Services  |  Operations  |  Support Services



The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of three primary divisions. Assistant Sheriff Chris Dunn oversees Operations Division; Assistant Sheriff Eric Dowd oversees Support Services, while Assistant Sheriff Dave Murray oversees Detention Services.

Our Operations Division, Patrol Bureau services the County of Ventura and the five contract cities of Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, and Thousand Oaks. Within Patrol are also our Mounted Unit, K-9 Unit, and the Sheriff’s Communications Center. Operations also includes the Air Unit, Major Crimes, Narcotics, Intelligence, Bomb Squad, S.W.A.T., and Hostage Negotiations.

The Detention Division is the largest of the 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, our Training Academy as well as the Office of Emergency Services, Forensic Science Laboratory, and Information Systems.