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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday April 21st, 2021 :: 02:51 p.m. PDT


Start Smart Driving Education Class

Nature of Incident: Start Smart Driving Education Class
Report Number: N/A
Location: Online course via Microsoft Teams
Date & Time: May 1, 2021 / 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Fillmore Patrol Services


The Fillmore Police Department will be hosting a program to educate newly licensed and future licensed drivers. Start Smart is a cooperative effort between the California Highway Patrol, Fillmore Police Department, teenage drivers, and their parents. 
In an attempt to remain proactive and not reactive, the Start Smart Program is designed to help young drivers and their parents/guardians understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle. Start Smart will show how a poor choice behind the wheel can change the lives of everyone involved. Our goal is to raise awareness and reduce the number of teen-related injuries and deaths due to collisions.
Interested parents are asked to call the Fillmore Police Department at 805-524-2233 or email [email protected]  for more information and to make a reservation; space is limited. There is no charge to attend the program.
Due to Covid-19 health and safety guideline, this course will be offered online, via Microsoft Teams. Parents/child will have the ability to participate in the class from the safety of their homes and still be able to interact with the deputies presenting the course. This course will also be available in Spanish during the same allotted date/time as mentioned above.
The Fillmore Police Department would like to thank the Fillmore Unified School District and Fillmore High School administration for their assistance so that students may use school-issued laptops to attend the class.  The funding for this program is being provided by a grant issued from the California’s Office of Traffic Safety (OTS).
Prepared by: Deputy Robert Thomas / Deputy Jamal Labbe  
News Release Date: 5-20-21  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Deputy Robert Thomas [email protected]
Deputy Jamal Labbe
[email protected]
Fillmore Police Station
Approved by Captain Garo Kuredjian  

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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