commander linda oksner


Linda Oksner

Commander Linda Oksner joined the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in February 1982.  Linda is a progressive leader currently responsible for operational oversight of the Todd Road Jail, Inmate Services, and the Detention Services Divisional Training Unit. 


Prior to her current assignment, Commander Oksner led the PreTrial Detention Facility and East County Jail operations.  Her first command assignment in 2005 involved shepherding the Technical Services Bureau, which included the Forensic Sciences Laboratory, Photo Lab, Crime Scene Investigation/Evidence Unit, the Property Room and the Information Services Bureau. 


During her career, Commander Oksner has worked a variety of assignments, including Detention Services, Patrol, Youth Officer in the City of Camarillo, Patrol Supervisor and the Legal Unit Supervisor.  After her promotion to Captain in 1997, her assignments included serving as the Academy Coordinator of our Regional Law Enforcement Training Center, the Deputy Chief of Police for the Thousand Oaks Police Department, and the Administrative Captain for the Detention Services Division. 


Commander Oksner earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of LaVerne and a Master of Public Administration Degree from the California State University, Northridge.  In 2001, she graduated with distinction from the California POST Command College.  She also completed the POST Executive Development Course in 2008.  In 2010, Linda was awarded the Ventura County “Good Government Award” from the CEO, recognizing her invaluable contribution and leadership. 


Linda and her husband Joel reside in Oxnard where they actively serve in their church and community.