Commander Monica McGrath
Commander Monica McGrath is a 27-year member of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Originally from New Jersey, she moved to Ventura County in 1986 after graduating from Trenton State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Administrative Management. She became a deputy sheriff in 1987 and worked a variety of assignments including: Detention Services, Camarillo Patrol, Thousand Oaks Detectives - Sexual Assault Unit, Sheriff's Academy - Recruit Training Officer, Internal Affairs investigator, Human Resources - background investigator, Camarillo Property Crimes detective sergeant, Assistant Chief of Police for the contract City of Camarillo, and was the acting Chief of Police for the contract city of Fillmore.
Monica promoted to Commander in March 2014 and her first assignment was Patrol Services Commander of the West County Patrol Services Division overseeing the contract cities of Ojai, Fillmore, unincorporated areas surrounding Ventura and Oxnard, the Office of Emergency Services, and the Sheriff's Communication Center. She was selected as the new Chief of Police for the City of Camarillo in February 2015. Monica worked a majority of her career in Camarillo and continues to be involved in several community based organizations. Commander McGrath has been recognized for her work by the Kiwanis Club, Optimist Club, and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for her work in Camarillo and the surrounding unincorporated areas.