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Commander Jeremy Paris Appointed Police Chief for the City of Thousand Oaks

CONTACT:     Eric Dowd, Assistant Sheriff; 805.797.6325

                           Jeremy Paris, Commander; 805.797.7104    

Melissa Hurtado, Media Liaison,; 805.449.2132

Commander Jeremy Paris Appointed Police Chief for the City of Thousand Oaks

Commander Jeremy Paris

The City of Thousand Oaks, in conjunction with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office (VCSO), announced today the appointment of Commander Jeremy Paris as Chief of Police for the City of Thousand Oaks. Outgoing Police Chief Jim Fryhoff has been reassigned to another Commander position within the organization. Thousand Oaks contracts for police services with VCSO, who, in consultation with the City, appoints a commander to lead the City's Police Department to work directly with local officials as a member of the City's executive team.

Commenting on the leadership transition, City Manager Andrew Powers said, "Building our history of law enforcement leaders committed to community-oriented policing, Commander Paris brings diverse experience, authenticity, and deep knowledge of our community that make him a natural fit. We're thrilled to have him join the City's executive leadership team and help to build upon our community's legacy of excellence in policing. We have a real appreciation for Jim’s years of service to Thousand Oaks and especially his efforts in helping us manage through this extremely difficult pandemic year. "

Commander Jeremy Paris is a 23-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Jeremy has worked on various assignments with the Sheriff's Office, including detention services, patrol, special enforcement, investigations, and crime prevention. He previously served as the Assistant Chief of Police in Camarillo, where he managed a $21 million budget, implemented the Intelligence-Led Policing model, and developed strategic plans to address crime, traffic, and homelessness. He brings a strong commitment to robust community outreach and engagement in this new assignment.

“Commander Paris has the depth of experience, intellect, work ethic, dedication, and interpersonal skills essential to providing the excellent public safety services the citizens of Thousand Oaks expect and deserve." said Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub on Paris’ new assignment. On his appointment, Paris said, "I am excited for the opportunity to serve as the Chief of Police for Thousand Oaks. I look forward to bringing my experience and perspective to the community and working to maintain and improve this wonderful place we all love and enjoy."

Nearly lifelong residents and Thousand Oaks High School graduates, Jeremy has been married to his wife, Dana, for 25 years, and they are raising their six children in Thousand Oaks. Jeremy received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography and obtained the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Management Certificates in Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T).