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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday March 5th, 2019 :: 06:30 p.m. PST

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Fillmore Public Safety Academy

Nature of Incident:             Fillmore Police Department to Host Public Safety Academy, Presented in Spanish
Location:                              Fillmore Active Adult Center – 533 Santa Clara Avenue, Fillmore
Date & Time:                        Ten week course, starting Thursday, May 9th, 2019, from 6pm to 9pm
Unit(s) Responsible:         Fillmore Police Department / Ventura County Sheriff’s Office
Narrative:
On May 9, 2019, the Fillmore Police Department will begin its Public Safety Academy, tailored toward the Latino community, by offering a ten week course in Spanish.  The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has long recognized the importance of building relationships in all of our communities.  By providing a Public Safety Academy instructed in Spanish, the Sheriff’s Office hopes to continue to create trust and foster positive and lasting relationships.
The course is designed to give participants an overview of the Police Department’s function and operational procedures.  There will be presentations by Ventura court representatives, narcotic and gang officers, demonstrations by SWAT and the Bomb Squad, and many others.  There will also be tours of the Fillmore Police Station, the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (Main Jail), the Communications Center and the Sheriff’s Heliport.  Participants will also have the opportunity to go on a Ride-Along with a patrol deputy.  The sessions will be instructed by Spanish speaking veteran deputies.
Anyone interested in attending, may get an application at the Fillmore Police Station or Fillmore’s City Hall.  Potential candidates must be at least 18 years of age, live or work in Fillmore or the surrounding unincorporated areas, have no felony arrests or convictions, no misdemeanor convictions within one year of applying, and be Spanish or a limited English speaker.
The sessions will meet on Thursday evenings beginning May 9th, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for ten weeks, at the Fillmore Active Adult Center, 533 Santa Clara Avenue, Fillmore.
For additional information, contact Senior Deputy Javier Chavez via e-mail, javier.chavez@ventura.org, or by telephone at 805-524-2233 (Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm).
Prepared by:                                    Senior Deputy Javier Chavez
News Release Date:                      March 5, 2019
Media Follow-Up Contact:           Senior Deputy Javier Chavez, javier.chavez@ventura.org
Approved by:                                  Eric Tennessen, Chief of Police
 

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