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Lockwood Valley Station Seeks Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Funds
3/2/2015 3:40:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Seeks Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Funds


Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station

Date & Time:

February 26, 2015

Unit(s) Responsible:

West County Patrol Services/Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Lockwood Valley Station, is applying for a grant from the California State Park Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.  This year's State Parks grant budget is anticipated to be about $5,400,000 designated for distribution to law enforcement agencies within the state.  The Sheriff's Office is seeking approximately $72,508 of the designated funds.


The Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station covers approximately 610 square miles in the northern back county of Ventura County, which includes areas of the Los Padres National Forest and Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area.  These areas have approximately 300 miles of dedicated recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails.  Deputies assigned to the Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station regularly patrol these OHV areas and are subject to call outs for OHV related collision, injuries, and search and rescue operations.


The funds being sought will be invaluable to the Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station and will enable deputies to establish off-highway patrols to provide information, education, and enforcement actions as needed.


The grant application can be viewed and your comment(s) can be submitted at the California State Parks OHV Division website  Comments can be made from March 3, 2015 through April 6, 2015.


Prepared by:

Deputy Matthew Caezza / Lockwood Valley Station


News Release Date:

March 2, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Caezza or Deputy Knowlton (661) 245-3829


Approved by:

Captain Dave Kenney



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