News Story


Thousand Oaks/ Start Smart Program
11/15/2011 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Start Smart Program

Report Number:



Thousand Oaks Police Station / East County Community Room

2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, Ca. 91360

Date & Time:

Thursday, November 29, 2011 / 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence






The Thousand Oaks Police Department will be hosting a program to educate newly licensed and future licensed drivers.  Start Smart is a cooperative effort between the California Highway Patrol, Thousand Oaks Police Department, teenage drivers, and their parents.


In an attempt to remain proactive and not reactive, the Start Smart Program is designed to help young drivers and their parents / guardians understand the responsibilities associated with driving a motor vehicle.  Start Smart will show how a poor choice behind the wheel can change the lives of everyone involved.  Our goal is to raise awareness and reduce the number of teen ' related injuries and deaths due to collisions.


Interested parents are asked to call the Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau at (805) 494-8271 for more information and to make a reservation.  Space is limited to 20 students and their parents.  There is no charge to attend the program.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Senior Deputy Kelly Roark

Media Release Date:

November 11, 2011

Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Kelly Roark  805-494-8271

Approved by:

Captain Bill Ayub