Commander Monica McGrath
Commander Monica McGrath is a 26-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 (Branch Jail Honor Farm and Todd Road Jail), 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 is currently assigned to 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. Monica continues to be involved in several community based organizations and has been recognized by both the Kiwanis and Optimist Clubs of Camarillo for her work while assigned to the Camarillo patrol station. Monica was also recognized by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds and awarded the “Home Town Hero” award in 2010.