News Story


Lockwood Valley - Off-Highway Vehicle Grant
3/5/2018 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Off-Highway Vehicle Grant


Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station

Date & Time:

March 5, 2018

Unit(s) Responsible:

West County Patrol Services/Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station


The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station, is applying for a grant from the California

State Park Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division. This 2018 State Parks grant budget is anticipated to be

about $5,200,000 designated for distribution to law enforcement agencies within the state. The amount awarded is

calculated by the number of law enforcement agencies that apply for the grant and the amount requested.

The Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station jurisdictional area is approximately 610 square miles in the northern

backcountry of Ventura County. This includes areas of the Los Padres National Forest and Hungry Valley State

Vehicular Recreation Area. These areas include 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 collisions and search and rescue calls for service.

The funds being sought will enable deputies to establish off-highway patrols in an effort to provide information and

education, as well as 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

from March 6, 2018 through April 2, 2018. Comments can be made

Prepared by:

Deputy Robert Steele / Lockwood Valley Station

News Release Date:

March 5, 2018

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Robert Steele (661) 245-3829

Approved by:

Captain James Fryhoff