Mission & History


DART’s purpose is to assist the City of Thousand Oaks to:

  • Establish, maintain, promote and educate the community with a disaster preparedness awareness program.
  • Provide community service to the City of Thousand Oaks and/or the Thousand Oaks Police Department through direction of the DART Liaison.
  • Recruit, train and maintain an active membership as necessary to accomplish these goals.

A Brief History of D.A.R.T.

Conceptually introduced in the Thousand Oaks area in late 1992, the DART program was adopted by the City Council in early 1993.   Initial core training began in May 1993.

Today DART has more than 40 active members who meet and train monthly.

The cities of Westlake Village and Camarillo also have DART teams.  The Mutual Aid Network assures that the cities will support one another in an emergency.