Ventura County Community College Police Department

  • Agency: Ventura County Community College Police Department
  • Address: 71 Day Road, Ventura, CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 805-652-7751
Fax: (805) 289-6029

Ventura County Community College Police Department is located at 71 Day Road, Ventura, CA. The Ventura County Community College Police Department phone number is 805-652-7751.

Ventura County Community College Police Department News

Congrats to all our recent graduates districtwide! Our Officers were on hand at each commencement ceremony not just to keep everyone safe. Officer Abundo spent most of his time chatting up the guests! #communitypolicing

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of our team, Officer Randy Amaro! He’ll visit each campus during his training, so be sure to stop him and say hi! We’d also like to congratulate Lt. Mike Palotto on his recent promotion from Sergeant! He’ll be leading the Moorpark College station!

VCCCD Police Officers were privileged to participate in the ceremonies this morning at the Ventura County Peace Officers Memorial, honoring Law Enforcement Officers throughout the county, and throughout the nation, that have given their lives in service to their communities.

This week we honor the men and women who work behind the scenes, our incredible Dispatchers! When the world turns upside down, somehow they remain calm, centered, and on task. Their seemingly superhuman ability to stay composed in the most unsettling conditions is what helps keep our community and our officers safe. Thank you, CSU Channel Islands Police Department Dispatchers!

As if you needed an excuse for a pizza night... all California Pizza Kitchen locations will be donating 20% if it’s proceeds on all purchases today to the family of fallen Pomona Police Officer Gregory Casillas. Be sure to show this flyer to your server!

Rest In Peace Officer Casillas. Our condolences and support goes out to his family and the brave men and women of the Pomona Police Department. @PomonaPD

Join us in welcoming our two newest officers who were sworn in today! Officer John Staugaard and Officer Patrick Cermenio bring a combined 29 years of law enforcement experience to our department. Both Officers have served as Provisional Police Officers for the department for several years, and their positive attitudes and proactiving policing have been, and will continue to be a welcomed asset to our community.

We don our mourning bands today to honor the memory and sacrifice of Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, his injured partner, and the entire Whittier Police Department.

Moorpark College received two anonymous calls referencing a possible active shooter on campus today. The threat was ultimately deemed not credible, however, over 15 officers from the VCCCD PD and Ventura County Sheriff's Office were deployed as a precaution. There were no incidents today and the campus remains safe.

Our friend Ben Chavez paid our Police Services Division a little visit today and brought in his service dog, Nepal. At 2 1/2, Nepal secretly told us he's considering a career change to Law Enforcement! Shh! Don't tell Ben.

Don't forget, the VCCCD Police Department has officers at every campus willing and ready to give campus safety and active shooter presentations at your next staff meeting, club meeting, or class! Call your Campus Police Department for more info or to set up a presentation for the new semester!

Holiday Safety Tips As your Chief of Police, I want to wish everyone a healthy and happy Holiday Season. I also want to give everyone some safety tips, as crime generally goes up during the holiday season. The Holiday Season is a time when people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crimes. People are often in a rush buying gifts, decorating their homes, visiting friends or traveling. There is a big increase in the amount of people that are out and about shopping at the malls and grocery stores, packing the parking lots and waiting in lines at ATM machines. Many stores extend hours late into the night. People will head to the stores after work, then at closing time, you will see them walking around looking at their phones and not paying attention to their surroundings. And all the holiday hurry, stress and shopping, unfortunately, also tends to cause people to let their guard fall by the wayside. All the shopping, stress and inattention during the holidays gives thieves the opportunity to become invisible, making it easier for them to move through big crowds of rushed and distracted people without anyone noticing them. Shoplifts, pickpocketing, robbery and theft from cars go up - and people oftentimes have no idea who did it. Thieves know that the police are overloaded during the holiday season, and they take full advantage of it. They thrive on the fact that the police and stores' loss prevention staff have their hands full with amateur thieves, who they arrest for shoplifting. Professional thieves are busy breaking into cars in the parking lots to steal gifts, cell phones and electronics, or robbing people alone, or burglarizing your homes. The following tips can help you reduce your chances of being victimized this holiday season. • If you're outside and feel you're in danger, head right back to the store and call for help. • Try to shop during the day, but if you do shop at night, do not do it alone. • If you are alone, ask a security guard to walk you to your car. • Park in a well-lit area rather than a dark desolate part of the parking lot. • Avoid wearing expensive jewelry. • Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible. Consider bringing a security travel pouch instead. • If you must carry a purse, don’t swing it on your arm, clutch it and keep it close to your body. • Always carry your driver's license or identification along with necessary cash, checks and/or a credit card you expect to use. • Recognize when you are rushed, distracted and stressed out, and be aware of your surroundings. • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. • Pay for purchases with a credit card when possible. • Keep cash in your front pocket. • If you discover that a credit card is missing, notify the credit card company as soon as possible. Don't assume that you misplaced it and will find it later. • Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home. • Be extra careful if you do carry a wallet or purse. They are the prime targets of criminals in crowded shopping areas. • Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion if you are approached. • Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, con-artists may try various methods of distracting you, including working in teams, with the intention of taking your money or belongings. • Remember to lock your car. Keep all valuables at home, but if you have any in your car, keep them out of view. • If you put packages in your car and intend on going back to the mall, move your car to a different parking lot. Thieves will watch you and when you lock your car and leave, they will break in or steal your car. • Leave lights on in your house. • If you have an alarm, use it. • Never leave burning candles unattended and blow them out when you go to sleep. • Keep candles out of reach of children and away from your Christmas tree. • Check and clean your fireplace at least once a year. • Watch for Drunk drivers, as Drunk driving collisions go up this time of year. Lastly, be aware of who is on the road this time of year. Drunk driving increases tremendously, with all the holiday parties going on. Being struck by a driver under the influence will forever change your or your family’s holiday season. If you see someone driving impaired, call 9-1-1 immediately. Always remember, “See something, Say something.” I hope you find these tips helpful and that you remain extra diligent during the holiday season, and that you all have a healthy, safe and memorable time.

Here's a few helpful tips to a safer and happier holiday season from Chief Joel Justice! http://citizensjournal.us/25-holiday-safety-tips/

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Ventura County Fire Department and the family and friends of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler, who lost his life in the line of duty today.

"Today we honor the memory of those who were lost during the tragic events of 9/11, and the families whose worlds were turned upside down. 2,971 lives were lost, including 72 Police Officers and 343 Firefighters. In our hearts they are all heroes, heroes who stood for the freedoms that our nations great flag represents. We will never forget.

We hope everyone is having a great time playing Pokemon GO on campus, and we'd like to share a few safety tips to help make the game safer and more fun for all. Put the phone down when crossing the street. Play with a friend, especially after sun goes down. Do not play while driving. Instead, get a designated driver. Be cautious when going to "lure" sites and don't go alone. You never know who might have set it up. If you don't know if a location is public, ask for permission before going onto the property. Do not go into public parks or cemeteries at night because it is illegal and you could get charged with trespassing. Avoid dangerous spots like railroad tracks, industrial areas and places with water features without safety precautions. Be aware of your surroundings. Don't hesitate to call 911 if you run into someone who is up to no good. Good luck catching them all, and remember, all campuses close at 11pm. #pokemongo

Our prayers and deepest sympathies go to the families and friends of the Dallas Police Officers and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officers who were killed and injured in last week's horrible attack on the police officers. We also pray for the recovery of those officers who are severely injured. It is reprehensible and inconceivable that some twisted individuals would target law enforcement who protect the lives of so many people whom they do not know. They run toward the danger, when most are running away. These officers are true heroes. These officers gave their lives, and have suffered great injuries, protecting and serving the citizens of Dallas. The Ventura County Community College District Police Department honors their ultimate sacrifice.

The VCCCD Police Department wishes Simi Valley Police Officer Carney a speedy recovery, our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

Congratulations to the VCCCD graduates of 2016, including a few of our own Police Cadets! We wish the graduates the best of luck as they take this accomplishment to the next level and pursue their educational and career goals!

Spring Break? Not us. We're sending out our bike patrol team to warm up for the season! Feel free to say "hi" when you see us. That's what we're here for!

Here's a few helpful tips from your Campus Police. Moorpark College's Student Voice was kind enough to highlight them in a recent article. http://www.studentvoiceonline.com/4006212/news/police-offer-tips-to-deal-with-an-increase-in-crime/

Yesterday Ventura college officers helped two stranded motorists escape the severe flooding. Drive safe and avoid driving through flooded areas!

The VCCCD Police Department wishes you a safe an happy holiday season with your loved ones. We look forward to seeing you all again for the Spring 2016 semester!