Police Department
T. (805) 494-8200 F. (805) 494-8295
2101 East Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Since its incorporation in 1964, Thousand Oaks has contracted with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement services. As the City has evolved into a well planned and highly desirable community to live, work and recreate in, the women and men of the Police Department continue to dedicate their professional skills toward enhancing the strong partnership we enjoy with the people we serve.

Thousand Oaks is a leader in the development of proactive law enforcement strategies and prevention programs, all intended to keep our community safe and to maintain the quality of life our residents expect. In addition to the core patrol, traffic, and investigative services typical among comparable cities, Thousand Oaks provides specialized services in response to community concerns and input.

The crime analysis, crime prevention, and community oriented policing and problem solving units develop programs to prevent crime and to identify issues before they become problems. Additionally, the bike patrol officers and the special enforcement unit focus on stopping gang activity, illegal drug use, vandalism, and graffiti. School resource officers (SRO) assist young people and their families through prevention and intervention strategies and enforcement. Last, but not least, are the exciting volunteer programs offered at the Police Department. The Volunteers in Policing, Reserve Deputies, Law Enforcement Explorers, and the members of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) ensure that the public remains an integral part of all of our services.

Our Legacy

The members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department are committed to safeguard the lives and property of Ventura County residents and respond to public concerns in a manner which promotes neighborhoods free from the fear of crime.

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Our Strategy

  • Preserve the peace
  • Prevent crime
  • Apprehend offenders
  • Facilitate problem-solving community partnerships
  • Enforce laws
  • Provide secure and humane detention for persons lawfully entrusted to our care
  • Display empathy and respect for the dignity of all individuals

Police Services

  • Abandoned Vehicles
  • Bike Patrol
  • Business Watch
  • Citizen's Academy
  • City Watch
  • Community Resource Centers
  • Crime Analysis
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Stoppers
  • DART
  • Investigation
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Parent Services
  • Patrol Services
  • Special Enforcement
  • Traffic
  • Ventura County Sheriff's Department
  • Volunteers