News Story


Camarillo - Start Smart Program
1/28/2013 3:30:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Start Smart Program


Camarillo Police Station

3701 E. Las Posas Road

Camarillo, Ca. 93010]

Date & Time:

Thursday 21st  @ 5:30 pm

Unit Responsible:

Camarillo Traffic Bureau


The Camarillo Police Department will be hosting a program to educate newly licensed and future drivers.


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


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 collisions.


Interested parents are asked to call Sergeant Renee Ferguson at 805-388-5132 for more information and for reservations call the Camarillo Police Department Community Resource Unit at 805-388-5155 to make a reservation.  Space is limited to 20 students and their parents.  There is no charge to attend the program.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Deputy Robert Steele

Media Release Date:

January 22, 2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Renee Ferguson (805) 388-5132

Approved by:

Captain Bruce Macedo



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).