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October 15, 1996 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousand Oaks is always near the top of any list of low-crime cities. Its volunteer citizen policing force, profiled here, may have some lessons for cities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. When they first donned khaki uniforms and rolled out in surplus patrol cars 16 months ago, the Volunteers in Policing were billed as a platoon of extra eyes and ears for Ventura County sheriff's deputies.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1996 | MACK REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thousand Oaks is always near the top of any list of low-crime cities. Its volunteer citizen policing force, profiled here, may have some lessons for cities and neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. When they first donned khaki uniforms and rolled out in surplus patrol cars 16 months ago, the Volunteers in Policing were billed as a platoon of extra eyes and ears for Ventura County sheriff's deputies.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1994
The Police Department is starting a program that will enlist volunteers to check the homes of vacationing residents, said Police Capt. Dave Abrecht. The program, "Volunteers in Policing--VIP's," is part of the community policing philosophy adopted by the Police Department last year, Abrecht said. It encourages partnerships between police and residents, he added. More volunteers are needed to implement the program, Abrecht said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1998 | James Meier, (714) 966-5988
The Police Department awarded volunteer of the year awards to Jack Frost and Eila Moore at the sixth annual "Volunteers in Policing" recognition lunch earlier this month. The duo donated more than 945 hours to the department, which equals about $13,200 in savings to the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2000 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The Police Department is looking for people, 21 and older, to join its Volunteers in Policing program. Volunteers will be responsible for duties that include meeting and greeting the public and departmental clerical work. Volunteers will be trained by department staff. Information: (714) 690-3386.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 2000 | Ana Beatriz Cholo, (714) 966-5890
The Volunteers in Policing Program has reached a milestone of 10,000 hours of work donated to the Police Department, but it needs more helpers. For the last three years, the program's volunteers have been assisting at the station and patrolling schools, parks and neighborhoods. The Police Department provides seven weeks of training and uniforms, and volunteers are asked to donate a minimum of four hours a week. Applications are available at the Police Department, 5275 Orange Ave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1994 | STEPHANIE SIMON
In an annual review of Thousand Oaks' finances, City Manager Grant Brimhall has uncovered enough money to send another police car on patrol and to train city employees in customer service. Brimhall will present his findings tonight, as council members tinker with the two-year city spending plan approved in 1993. If the council approves Brimhall's recommendations, sheriff's deputies will bolster their regular patrols by sending out another car for 56 hours a week.
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July 2, 1998 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
The Police Resource Center has temporarily moved from The Oaks mall to the East Valley Sheriff's Station lobby at 2101 E. Olsen Road, volunteers said Thursday. The resource center is staffed by members of Volunteers in Policing, who provide fingerprinting and neighborhood crime statistics, said Joel Hockman, volunteer coordinator. The space the center occupied at the mall is being remodeled for a restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1995 | DUNCAN MARTELL
Conejo Valley residents will learn to take fingerprints, control traffic, even write up crime reports in a new Volunteers in Policing class that will begin Tuesday. The program, sponsored by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, is designed to train members of the community to perform many of the routine tasks police officers carry out daily.
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