DART Recognized in National Volunteer Week

The Thousand Oaks Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office celebrate our law enforcement volunteer programs during National Volunteer Week. The Thousand Oaks Police Station is home to a variety of volunteer programs that dedicate a number of important services to the community.

Volunteer programs such as Volunteers in Policing (VIP), Law Enforcement Explorer Post #2933, Thousand Oaks Disaster Assistance Response Team, Sheriff’s Search and Rescue East County Team, and Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) provide tremendous support to patrol deputies, detectives and professional staff.

In 2018, over 31,000 hours of service were completed by our volunteers who are assig ned to the Thousand Oaks patrol station. These contributions allow us to better serve our community, especially in emergencies and natural disasters. Providing support for a rescue, directing traffic, providing support at command posts during wildfires and major events, writing police reports, or even spending time working with at-risk youth in the community are just a few of the many crucial assignments volunteers do to serve the community. Thank you to ALL volunteers as we recognize their tremendous work during National Volunteer Week.

For more information on how to become a volunteer for the Thousand Oaks Patrol Station, visit:
Ventura County ARES:

VIP, DART, Law Enforcement Explorers:

Ventura County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue:

Prepared by: Captain Don Aguilar
News Release Date: April 10, 2019

Approved by: Commander Tim Hagel