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Scholarship Opportunity Available

Scholarship Opportunity Available

The scholarship application process is now open for the National Latino Peace Officers Association of Ventura County (NLPOAVC) who gives out $1,000 scholarships to Ventura County high school and college students. Scholarship Application Deadline March 3, 2023. Please...

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In the news: Sheriff Bill Ayub has lost the support of rank-and-file officers

VCDSA President Nick Odenath is working 40 hour weeks to fulfill his union duties and 20 hours per week for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department; since Sheriff Bill Ayub denied the request to make the union president a full-time job. For over three years now, Odenath has had to tap into his vacation time to meet all of his work obligations, which includes the oversight of over 1,000 members...

Letters to the editor: Backing Fryhoff; supporting Measures A & B

This letter to the editor was published in the VC Star. Rank-and-file backing Fryhoff I am the President of the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (VCDSA). The VCDSA represents the rank-and-file members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. We, along with all the other employee labor organizations with members who work for the Sheriff’s Office, have endorsed Jim Fryhoff for Sheriff...

VCDSA ENDORSES JEFF GORELL FOR VENTURA COUNTY SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 2

Gorell’s varied experience in public service and commitment to the County of Ventura provides the voice we need to keep our community safe. The Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs' Association (VCDSA) Board of Directors is endorsing Jeff Gorell for Ventura County Supervisor District 2. Gorell has deep roots in Ventura County but also brings the valuable knowledge that comes from his wide variety of...

VCDSA ENDORSES ANNE MARIE SCHUBERT FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

On the heels of 30 years of experience as one of the nation's most respected prosecutors, Schubert is the only viable candidate for the position. District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert has the outright support of the Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs' Association as she is dignified in successfully ensuring high-profile criminals are held accountable for their crimes.  For over three decades...

UPDATE ON SB 2

SB 2 creates significant changes for peace officers, but it should not give you nightmares. PORAC, David E. Mastagni, Tim Talbot, and other law enforcement stakeholders throughout California worked tirelessly to secure vital amendments. Although SB 2 will become law, our victories in the legislative process will help ensure the due process rights of officers throughout California. The above is...

VCDSA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE GUILTY VERDICT IN THE TRIAL OF FORMER POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN

It has always been the position of the VCDSA that we must hold officers accountable when their actions are found to be unlawful and inconsistent with training and best practices in the use of force to gain compliance.   With that in mind, we agree with the statement released today from Brian Marvel, President of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC),...

2021 STATE OF THE VCDSA LETTER

January 1, 2021­­­­­­­­­ Hello VCDSA Members, I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season.  I wanted to take a moment to let each of you know about some of the important items we will be working on in 2021.  Here is a quick summary. VCERA Pension Lawsuit - The Ventura County Employee Retirement Association has filed a court action seeking declaratory relief regarding our medical...