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Thousand Oaks Police and Fire Departments ''Coffee with the Chiefs'' Community Outreach Program
7/19/2016 3:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Thousand Oaks Police and Fire Departments 'Coffee with the Chiefs' Community Outreach Program


The Oaks Mall, 350 W Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

Tuesday August 9th, 2016  2:00 PM ' 4:00 PM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police and Fire Departments


In 2015, the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to nearly 23,000 calls for service while the Fire Protection District had approximately 12,000 responses. Your law enforcement officers work specific neighborhoods or patrol areas, day in and day out. These patrol areas are called beats. This system of community policing allows officers to really learn and interact with the community and citizens they serve. Your Fire Protection District has numerous stations throughout your community to enhance their availability to each region. This structure is only part of the issue; however, it takes more than that. It takes even greater partnerships between public safety and the community. 

One example of those types of partnerships is the monthly Coffee with the Chiefs.  On Tuesday August 9th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM your Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel and Fire Chief Ted Smith will be at
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf inside the Oaks Mall.

What's on your mind' The chiefs want to sit down and have a cup of coffee or tea with you. Over the last four years these casual, spontaneous discussions between community members and the chiefs has led to numerous resolutions of community issues that would otherwise have not surfaced. 

Come share your concerns of your neighborhood, openly, over a free cup of coffee. Be a part of the reason that this is such a safe and desirable community. Contribute your ideas and thoughts. 

Chief Hagel and Chief Smith will be present from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


Prepared by:

Senior Deputy Edward Beauvais, Crime Prevention Bureau

Media Release Date:

July 19th, 2016

Follow-Up Contact:

Ed Beauvais (805) 371-8362 /

Approved by:

Captain Patti Salas