Commander Randy Watkins


Randy Watkins

Commander Randy Watkins is a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Randy was raised in Massachusetts and moved to California with his family when he was 16-years-old. He graduated from Adolfo Camarillo High School and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. After his distinguished military service, Randy returned to Camarillo and joined the Ventura County Sheriff's Office in 1988. Over the course of his career with the Sheriff's Office, Randy has worked in a variety of different assignments including investigations, patrol, administration and custody. As a captain, Randy recently managed the Court Services Bureau and had previously worked in the Sheriff's Communication Center as the patrol watch commander. He is currently the Peace Officers Association of Ventura County President and the past President of the Ventura County Deputy Sheriff's Association. Randy has attended the California POST Supervisory Leadership Institute and holds a Master's Degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach.

Randy was promoted to commander in February of 2017. He is currently assigned to the East County Patrol Station in Thousand Oaks. He is responsible for the patrol operation in the cities of Thousand Oaks and Moorpark. Randy also oversees the Mounted Enforcement Unit, Tactical Response Team, Reserve Deputy Program and the Chaplain cadre.