News Story


Thousand Oaks/ Parent Project Classes
1/10/2012 11:58:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Parent Project Classes




Thousand Oaks Police Department

Date & Time:

January 23, 2012  6:00 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Crime Prevention Unit








The Thousand Oaks Police Department has a great interest in ensuring children reach their scholastic and personal growth potential.  In today's society, children face many obstacles, bad influences, and distractions, which create added difficulties for the parent(s) trying to raise them.  Some children engage in harmful behaviors fueled by negative social influences including alcohol, drugs, gangs, and peer pressure.


In furtherance of our commitment to the community, the Thousand Oaks Police Department is offering a parenting class on Monday evenings for ten weeks starting on January 23rd.   Parents with difficult, defiant, or problematic children are encouraged to attend; however, all parents of middle and high school students will also benefit from this course.  Our goal is to give parents guidance to help them develop more successful children.  We are excited to offer these sessions and truly wish to support parents by offering strategies to deal with difficult children.


The course content consists of methods to address drugs, sex, gangs, poor grades, runaways, and violence.  Additional content includes guidance in gaining children's compliance of house rules, how to never argue with your child again, and how to use other parents for support.  Additional information can be reviewed at This course is subject to enrollment.  Interested parents are asked to call Senior Deputy Jim DeSoto for further information.



Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Senior Deputy Jim DeSoto

Media Release Date:

January 6, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Sr. Dep. Jim DeSoto 805.371.8362

Approved by:

Captain Bill Ayub