Commander TIM HAGEL


Tim Hagel

Tim Hagel has been employed with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office since 1987. He was born and raised in the City of Thousand Oaks and after graduating from Thousand Oaks High School he attended Moorpark College.


Tim transferred to the California State University system and attended Humboldt, Northridge and Dominguez Hills Universities. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.


He began his career with the Sheriff’s Office as a volunteer Reserve Deputy and was assigned to the Thousand Oaks Police Station. Since then, Tim has worked in every Division in the Sheriff’s Jurisdiction including assignments in the Sheriff’s Helicopter Rescue Unit, four different jails, patrol services in Fillmore, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and nearly all of the unincorporated communities.


In addition, he has worked assignments as a detective in felony investigations, narcotics and the internal audit unit. For many years he was the Search and Rescue Coordinator and Emergency Operation Center Planning Section Chief.


He is a recipient of the Medal of Valor and the Ventura County Innovative Manager of the Year.


He is currently the Commander of the West County Patrol Services and has oversight of unincorporated communities from Lockwood Valley to the ocean, including the Santa Clara, Ventura and Ojai Valleys. He also coordinates Sheriff services in the gang unit, office of emergency services and the 911 communication’s center.