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.

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 nominate a local hero today!

National Police Week 

Join the Ventura Police Community Foundation and Vitalant for a blood drive at the Ventura Police Department! In support of VPD and National Police Week, join us in wearing blue that day.


  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Ventura Police Department, located at 1425 Dowell Drive
  • COVID-19 Antibody Testing free with your blood donation
  • Sign-up at or call 805-477-1242 for an appointment.