News Story


Start Smart Program / Camarillo
5/18/2016 2:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Start Smart Program


Camarillo Police Station Community Room

Date & Time:

Thursday, June 9th, 2016, 5:30 p.m. ' 8:30 p.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Camarillo Police Department Traffic Bureau


The Camarillo Police Department will be hosting a program to educate newly licensed and future drivers.  This program will take place on Thursday, June 9th, 2016, from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM at the Camarillo Police Station Community Room.


The 'Start Smart' Program is a cooperative effort between the California Highway Patrol, Camarillo Police Department, teenage drivers, and their parents/guardians.


In an attempt to remain proactive and not reactive, Start Smart 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 traffic collisions.


Interested parents are asked to contact Deputy Ben Lopez at (805) 388-5122 for more information. For reservations, call the Camarillo Police Department Community Resource Unit at (805) 388-5155.  Space is limited to 20 students and their parents/guardians.  There is no charge to attend the program.


Prepared by:

Deputy Ben Lopez


News Release Date:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Sean Britt (805) 388-5132


Approved by:

Captain Cory Rubright



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).