commander steve decesari


Steve DeCesari

Steve DeCesari is a 36-year member of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Steve was raised in the Port Hueneme/Oxnard area since 1960 and graduated from Hueneme High School. He started his law enforcement career as a cadet and Reserve Police Officer with the Port Hueneme Police Department in 1974. He was hired as a Ventura County Sheriff’s Correctional Officer in 1976 and promoted to Deputy Sheriff in August 1977. His law enforcement career includes working custody, patrol, training academy, detectives, background investigations, watch commander, records management special projects, patrol administration. His first patrol assignment was in the City of Camarillo, from 1979 to 1981, where he received the 1981 Optimist Club’s Officer of the Year Award.

Steve was promoted to Commander in February 2004 and assigned to the Pre-Trial Detention Facility. In September 2006 Steve was selected to be the Acting Chief of Police for the contract City of Camarillo. After spending almost 7 years as the Acting Chief of Police, Steve was reassigned to the East County Patrol Services Station in charge of patrol services for the City of Thousand Oaks, the East County unincorporated area and overseeing the Acting Chief of Police for the contract City of Moorpark.

Steve attended the Supervisory Leadership Institute and received his Master of Public Administration from the California State University, Northridge in 2000.

Steve is married and they reside in Ventura County. He is a past Chair of the Camarillo Boys & Girls Club Board, a past member of the Camarillo Noontime Rotary Club and past member of the Saving Lives Camarillo Anti-Drug Coalition for juveniles.