The Ventura County Community College District Police Department aims to improve transparency between the Department and the public to increase accountability and build trust among our college communities.
This page is under construction and currently contains a list of documents, forms, and reports that are required by law to be publicly posted online, and much more information will be added in the future. Any information not described on this page may be formally requested with the Police Services office by submitting a Request for Police Records.
Department Policies & Procedures
California Senate Bill 978 (SB 978) was signed into law on September 30, 2018, which requires each law enforcement agency to conspicuously post on their websites all current standards, policies, practices, and operating procedures that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act. The following is a list of all applicable documents. Any documents not listed below may be formally requested using the Request for Police Records form.
California Senate Bill 978 (SB 978) was signed into law on September 30, 2018, which requires each law enforcement agency to conspicuously post on their websites all current education and training materials that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act. The following is a list of all applicable trainings and related documents. Any documents not listed below may be formally requested using the Request for Police Records form.
Citizen Complaint Procedure
California Penal Code Section 832.5(a)(1) requires every law enforcement agency to establish procedures to investigate complaints by members of the public against the personnel of the department, and to make those policies and procedures available to public in police facilities and online.
California Assembly Bill 481 (AB 481) was signed into law on September 30, 2021, which aimed to reform law enforcement agencies' funding, acquisition, and use of specific types of military equipment as defined by California Government Code 7070. AB 481 required every law enforcement agency to adopt a military equipment policy by April 30, 2022. AB 481 further required every law enforcement agency to make public an inventory of all applicable military equipment, provide the public a means to submit concerns or complaints related to military equipment, and prepare an annual report for the military equipment used by the agency.
The VCCCD Police Department adopted Department Policy 704 - Military Equipment in June 2022. Included within Department Policy 704 is an inventory of qualifying military equipment maintained by the Department. The first Military Equipment Annual Report will be published within one year of the adopted policy. Click the link below to view the VCCCD Police Department's Military Equipment Policy and Inventory.
Public Input Regarding AB 481
The VCCCD Police Department has uploaded its draft Military Equipment Policy 704, which includes the Military Equipment Inventory, and the full text of AB 481 on this website 30 days prior to a public meeting to meet the requirements of AB 481. On June 13, 2023, the VCCCD Board of Trustees unanimously approved Resolution No. 2023-07, adopting the Police Department's Military Equipment Policy and inventory.
Members of the public are encouraged to contact Chief of Police Kelli Florman at email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Use of Force Policies
California Government Code Section 7286(c) requires every law enforcement agency to make publicly available their policies on use of force. For use of force records related to Senate Bill 1421, please see the Senate Bill 1421 section.
Senate Bill 1421
California Senate Bill 1421 (SB 1421) was signed into law and went into effect on January 1, 2019, which amended California Penal Code Section 832.7 and gave public access to police personnel records related to reports, investigations, and findings pursuant to the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 72900 et seq.) related to four distinct categories:
- Records relating to the report, investigation, or findings of an incident regarding an officer-involved shooting.
- Records relating to the report, investigation, or findings of an incident involving the use of force by an officer resulting in death or great bodily injury.
- Records relating to an incident involving a sustained finding of sexual assault by an officer involving a member of the public.
- Records relating to an incident involving a finding of dishonesty by an officer directly related to the reporting, investigation, or prosecution of a crime or an investigation of misconduct by another officer.
SB 1421 provides an exhaustive list of the types of records to be disclosed, including, but not limited to, all investigative reports, photos, audio and video recordings, transcripts, documents presented to the District Attorney for review, internal investigation reports, and disciplinary records.
The VCCCD Police Department does not currently have any applicable records pursuant to SB 1421. In the event any responsive records related to officer-involved shootings or use of force are made, they will be posted here to satisfy the requirements of SB 1421 and the California Public Records Act.
Hate Crime Data
Assembly Bill 485 requires all law enforcement agencies to post to their websites monthly the information sent to the California Department of Justice regarding hate crime data. Below is a table of all hate crimes reported to the VCCCD Police Department since January 01, 2023.
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Racial & Identity Profiling Act
The Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA) was formed as part of California Assembly Bill 953 and aims to strengthen law enforcement-community relations by eliminating racial and identity profiling and improve diversity and racial and identity sensitivity in law enforcement through collaboration, transparency, and accountability. RIPA requires all California law enforcement agencies to collect and report stop data to Attorney General regarding the demographic characteristics of persons detained by police or interactions in which a search was conducted.
The VCCCD Police Department began collecting and reporting stop data in 2021. In the interest of transparency, the Police Department will publish graphs and demographic data at a future date to this section. Any requests for information may be requested with the Police Services office by submitting a Request for Police Records.