Police Programs that benefit from TOPCF's contributions
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Thousand Oaks Police Department
About Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation:
The Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation (TOPCF) was organized to promote community welfare, education and crime prevention through support of public safety, youth and volunteer programs. Current programs supported by TOPCF include DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team), Law Enforcement Explorers, Start Smart, Parent Project, K9 Search & Rescue Foundation, Citizen Academy, Reserve Deputies, Volunteers in Policing (VIPs) and so much more. Programs include...
DART - Disaster Assistance Response:
Who is DART?
The Thousand Oaks Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) is a well-organized group of trained, local citizens who volunteer their time and energy to being prepared to assist local government and public safety agencies in serving the Conejo Valley and Ventura County of Southern California.
DART receives major funding from the City of Thousand Oaks and is administered by the Thousand Oaks Police Department. DART is called upon by the Police, Sheriff, and Fire Departments to assist in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
More information on this valuable team can be found at Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).
|Who are Explorers? |
Law Enforcement Exploring is an exciting way for young men and women to explore the dynamic field of law enforcement. As a Law Enforcement Explorer you will participate in the following functions: patrol ride-alongs, community service, traffic control, station work, fingerprinting, and search and rescue. If you are between the ages of 14 and 20 years old, maintain a 2.0 GPA at school, and have a good driving record, you can be eligible to become a Law Enforcement Explorer. More information on this youth group can be found at Thousand Oaks Police Explorers.
Volunteers in Policing:
|Who are VIPs? |
The Volunteers in Policing (VIP) program currently has 89 active members who provide an ancillary support to the deputies assigned to the Thousand Oaks Police Department. The VIP's issue parking citations, respond to selected report calls, conduct vacation house checks, and most recently have been trained to assist with residential security surveys. VIP members must attend the Citizen Academy, VIP Academy, and then receive training both inside the classroom and out in the field. More information about this valuable program can be found at Thousand Oaks Police Volunteers in Policing.