About The VPD
The mission of the Ventura Police Department is to protect, serve, and problem solve with our community. We are great people, providing exceptional service, and we value excellence, integrity, professionalism, respect, and transparency.
We are a family of over 250 sworn, professional staff, and volunteers that work tirelessly towards this mission each day. We accomplish this by investing in our team and building strong community partnerships through community events, neighborhood meetings, and day to day activities. We stay committed to you by maintaining trust through transparency and showcasing our commitment to excellence.
The Ventura Police Department is comprised of two divisions: Field Operations and Administration Operations.
- The majority of our staffing is dedicated to patrol operations. Many of our special assignment teams, such as the Patrol Task Force dedicated to homeless outreach, our K9 Unit, and Traffic Unit, as well as the calming voices of Dispatch, work within the Field Operations Division.
- Our Administration Operations includes all Investigations units, Crime Analysis, School Resource Officers, Records, and Professional Standards and Training.
Each of the members in these divisions proudly serve our city and strive to perform their best every day, treating each resident equally with respect, empathy and dignity. Please take a moment to learn more about our community engagement opportunities, Community Crime Map, District Commanders, and the goals established in our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.
We thank you for putting your trust in us to protect your families, property, and businesses and look forward to our next positive interaction.