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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday August 6th, 2019 :: 12:11 a.m. PDT


Ventura County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy Graduation

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Ventura County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy Graduation

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Location: Rancho Campana High School, Camarillo

Date & Time: August 2, 2019

Unit(s) Responsible: Ventura County Sheriff’s Office


On Friday, August 2, 2019, 42 Law Enforcement Explorers from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Santa Paula Police Department graduated from the Ventura County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy during a ceremony held at Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo.
The graduating Explorers completed three weeks of training that introduced them to many aspects of law enforcement.  Through lecture, hands-on activities, physical fitness training, and testing, explorers learned about a variety of law enforcement duties.  The Explorers received instruction by subject matter experts on the Criminal Justice System, Conduct and Ethics, First Aid/ CPR, Traffic Enforcement, Air Unit Operations, Bomb Squad, and other public safety functions. Each Explorer also had the opportunity to experience training scenarios that were based on situations commonly faced by law enforcement.
The Explorer Program is an excellent way to introduce young men and women to law enforcement. The program is open to youth who are 14 years old (must have completed middle school) to 21 years of age.  If you would like more information about the explorer program, contact your local police or sheriff’s station.  For the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, go to or call:
Camarillo Police Department 805-388-5100
Fillmore Police Department 805-524-2233
Headquarters Station 805-654-2890
Ojai Police Department 805-646-1414
Thousand Oaks Police Department 805-494-8200
Moorpark Police Department 805-532-2700

Prepared by: Senior Deputy Shawn Holzberger
News Release Date: August 5, 2019
Media Follow-Up Contact: Senior Deputy Shawn Holzberger
[email protected]
Approved by: Captain Brian Slominski 
Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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