The 42 patrol deputies assigned to the City of Thousand Oaks provide the best service available and are a key factor in our historically low rate of crime. These officers are the foundation of our department, responding to calls for service 24-hours a day, every day of the week. Advancements in technology have provided patrol officers with Mobile Data Computers, allowing quick access to numerous state and national criminal databases.
The men and women in Patrol Services are an integral part of our Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving strategy. They have the training and the administrative support to assist the public in resolving issues before they impact a neighborhood’s quality of life.
In addition to the officers who patrol Thousand Oaks, the Sheriff’s Department operates a state-of-the-art dispatch and 911 center at the County Government Center, serving all of the unincorporated communities in Ventura County and the five cities under contract. This center is staffed 24-hours a day with a Sheriff’s watch commander, who oversees all patrol operations during each shift. The watch commander is available to respond to inquires about our services from the public.
If you are interested in riding with a deputy on patrol, you may download information and the forms here Ride Along Forms