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Police Department

Posted on: June 11, 2020

A Message from Chief Schindler


In the past few days our Department has received questions from community members looking for information about the safety of our neighborhoods, our Department’s training procedures and protocols, and our response to the events taking place across our country.

Our Chief of Police, Darin Schindler is here with a personal message for our Ventura community.

“The Ventura Police Department is committed to the sanctity of life for all persons. Protecting life is also about standing for those whose voices have been silenced. Throughout history, protesting has helped advocate for change. The Ventura Police will ensure the safety of all, but we also ask that those who choose to protest, do so safely, peacefully, and in a lawful manner. Ventura Police Officers will be out over the next few days ensuring protests are safe while also protecting businesses, property, and residents from violence and those promoting destruction. The safety of our community is our top priority.”

If you’d like to reach out directly, please email As a community we are stronger when we stand together.

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