News Story


Virtual Ride-Along Presented by Headquarters Patrol Station
10/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Virtual Ride-Along Presented by Headquarters Patrol Station


Unincorporated Areas ' Ventura Area

Date & Time:

October 27, 2015 3:00 p.m. ' 9:00 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Headquarters Station ' Unincorporated Areas Near Ventura


Please join our deputies on patrol by following the Headquarters Patrol Station Twitter account for a virtual six-hour patrol shift Tuesday, October 27, 2015.


  • Have you ever wanted to go on a ride-along in a police car, with a deputy patrolling the unincorporated areas near Ventura'


  • Are you interested in what type of crime or police activity may be occurring in your neighborhood'


  • Have you been interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement and would like a sneak peek into the duties of a deputy sheriff on patrol'


These and many other interesting topics will be covered during the Virtual Ride-Along.


On October 27, 2015, followers of the Headquarters Station's Twitter account @vcsoventura will be able to participate in a 'Virtual Ride-Along' with the men and women who proudly serve and protect the citizens of our unincorporated areas of Saticoy, Nyeland Acres, El Rio, the Rincon, La Conchita, Silverstrand Beach, and Hollywood Beach.


From 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the Headquarters Station will be 'tweeting' on its Twitter account calls for service, police activity, and photographs in what is known as a Virtual Ride-Along. This will be a unique inside view as to the activities of the patrol station and the types of calls deputies respond to.  In addition to providing information on the type of calls, twitter followers will be provided with information, tips, and facts about how they can prevent becoming victims of crime and assist deputies and dispatchers by reporting crimes and suspicious activity.



An interactive feature will allow citizens to ask questions or comment during the Virtual Ride-Along by using a hashtag phrase.  Twitter followers can use hashtag phrase #hqridealong to see Virtual Ride-Along posts, photos, videos, questions, comments, and more.  Any citizens who follow on Twitter who ask questions or post comments during the Virtual Ride-Along are encouraged to add #hqridealong to their posts.


The goal is to provide awareness and education to community members and increase followers on our social media sites.  The Headquarters Station Twitter currently has over 1,400 followers and is growing.  Please follow us for the Virtual Ride-Along and more at  


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office has a Facebook and Instagram account that will also be providing information during the Headquarters Station Twitter account during the Virtual Ride Along with other important information and events throughout the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.  Follow on Facebook at  and Instagram at


Prepared by:

Captain Don Aguilar


News Release Date:

October 23, 2015


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar

(805) 797-7349



Approved by:

Captain Patti Salas