Welcome to the Ventura Police Department Website


Public safety is our top priority.  The primary goal of the Ventura Police Department is to respond to your "most urgent" calls for service within five minutes 90% of the time.  Every effort is made to reduce crime and the fear of crime by providing you with a safe community and quality service.

Virtual Neighborhood Watch & Nextdoor.com

In an effort to facilitate a virtual Neighborhood Watch program and help foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications, our department has partnered with Nextdoor, the first private social network for neighborhoods.

Nextdoor is free for residents and for the City of Ventura. Each neighborhood creates its own private Nextdoor website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood.

Ventura residents can use Nextdoor to get to know their neighbors, ask questions, and exchange local advice and recommendations.  Neighbors who use Nextdoor share information about neighborhood watch and safety issues, local events, school activities, plumber and babysitter recommendations, upcoming garage sales, lost pets, and much more.

To learn more click here, or on the image above.

Press Releases

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Press Release Date Title
01/15/2016 Prowling
01/15/2016 Shooting
01/15/2016 Prowling
01/15/2016 Armed Robbery

Contact Us

Ventura Police Department

1425 Dowell Drive, Ventura, CA 93003
General information: 805-339-4400
After hours, non-emergency: 805-650-8010
Emergency: 9-1-1
Fax: 805-650-8016
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