Public Safety Community Block Party

In partnership with the Ventura Police & Fire Departments, we have sponsored the Public Safety Community Block Party! Ventura residents are invited to a free, family-friendly event from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The event will be hosted at 1425 Dowell Drive in Ventura

Activities, vehicles, and games at the public safety event will feature:

  • K9 demonstrations
  • CSI experience
  • SWAT rescue vehicle
  • Police motorcycles
  • Child fingerprinting
  • Police Station tours
  • Coloring contest
  • VCSO helicopter
  • Jaws of Life vehicle extrication demonstration
  • Fire extinguisher game
  • Kid's firefighter challenge course
  • Fire engines
  • & more!


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Heroes Among Us Celebration

With your help we want to recognize and honor community individuals or groups, who through their personal or professional life, have displayed selflessness, dedication, and compassion, and has made a positive impact to the City of Ventura.

Click here to learn more and sponsor the event!

Heroes Among Us Celebration

Big thank you to American Pacific Mortgage, Fence Factory, and Player's Casino for their Platinum level sponsorship commitment to our celebration honoring local community heroes! 

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Meet Asher, VPD's new comfort therapy dog

The Ventura Police Department adopted a therapy comfort dog to improve the physical, social, and emotional well-being of officers, staff, and community members in crisis and after having experienced trauma.

Asher is a 1-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle mix, or Cavadoodle. As a therapy comfort dog, Asher’s functions include easing tension and lowering post incident stress and anxiety levels for employees, soothing victims and witnesses of crimes, providing support to those impacted by traumatic events, and visiting other City departments and various community events for educational purposes.

Click here to read the complete news release.

Click here to learn more about VPD's robust Wellness program.