News Story


Fillmore - New Acting Chief of Police Selected
2/11/2014 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

New Acting Police Chief in Fillmore


City of Fillmore


February 11, 2014

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's West County Patrol Services


Captain Dave Wareham has been selected as the new acting Chief of Police in the city of Fillmore.  Captain Wareham will be formally introduced to the City Council on February 11 and begin his assignment in March. 


Sheriff Dean has promoted the current acting Chief of Police, Captain Monica McGrath, to Commander.  As a result of the Captain McGrath's promotion, she will be fulfilling a new assignment within the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. 


Captain Wareham is a 28 year veteran with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.  His extensive experience includes assignments in patrol, jail operations, investigations, administration, and professional standards.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Penn State University and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Cal Coast University. 


Captain Wareham is well acquainted with the Fillmore community.  He has lived in Fillmore with his wife for over 25 years, where they have raised their two children. 


Prepared by:

Captain Don Aguilar


Media Release Date:

February 8, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Commander Tim Hagel  (805) 654-2316


Approved by:

Commander Tim Hagel