Strategic Plan (2020-2023)

A Message from the Chief

I am pleased to present the Ventura Police Department 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. This plan serves as a road map to guide the police department in the delivery of services to our Ventura community. Our strategic plan outlines priorities, but we also recognize the need to be nimble to respond to unpredictable changes we may encounter. We conducted several workshops, surveys, and meetings with the community and with our employees to identify key trends and issues facing the City of Ventura. Our intent was to develop objectives and strategies to best address these challenges, both currently and in the future.

As a result of these planning sessions, five goals were identified: 

               Goal 1: Crime Control - Effective responses to crime in our community

               Goal 2: Team Development - A focus on our most important resources

               Goal 3: Active Partnerships - Shared community problem solving efforts

               Goal 4: Safe Neighborhoods - Enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods

               Goal 5: Efficiency and Accountability - Commitment to excellence

The Ventura Police Department is rooted in community policing with community partnerships and collaborative problem solving central to our efforts. We are faced with an environment that is continually, and oftentimes, rapidly changing. Policing strategies that worked in the past are not always effective today. Innovation, technological advancements, and fostering a culture of open dialogue with the people that we serve are vital to our success as we move forward.

As your Police Chief, I am proud to lead and serve alongside our courageous and compassionate Ventura Police team. Comprised of sworn officers, professional staff, and volunteers, there are more than 225 members of our team committed to serving you with the highest standards of performance, utilizing the best policing practices.

Download a print version of the Strategic Plan HERE.

Download the Strategic Plan Insert HERE

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