Eric Dowd

 

Eric Dowd

Assistant Sheriff Eric Dowd began his career with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office in 1989. Over the course of his time with the Sheriff's Office, Eric has worked in a variety of different assignments including patrol, custody, administration, community development, and professional standards. One of Eric's most satisfying and rewarding assignments was as the Academy Coordinator at the Ventura County Criminal Justice Training Center. In this capacity, Eric was part of a team that trained newly hired candidates, from multiple jurisdictions, to become entry level peace officers.


Eric was born and raised in Ventura County and is a graduate of Buena High School in the city of Ventura. Eric continuously worked on his education by attending night school and eventually earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne in 2001.


Eric was promoted to commander in February of 2015. As a commander Eric was assigned to the East County patrol station in Thousand Oaks. Eric was responsible for the patrol operation in the cities of Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. He also oversees the Chaplain Program, Mounted Enforcement Unit, Reserve Program, and the Tactical Response Team.


In February of 2017, Eric was appointed to the position of Assistant Sheriff with executive management responsibilities over Detentions Services Division and the Support Services Division.