Press Release

 

Lockwood Valley - Sheriff's Office Seeks Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Funds
2/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Seeks Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Funds

Location:

Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station

Date & Time:

February 25, 2014

Unit Responsible:

West County Patrol Services / Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station

 

 

 

Narrative:

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station, is applying for a grant from the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division.  This year's State Parks grant budget is anticipated to be between $4,200,000 and $6,200,000 designated for distribution to law enforcement agencies within the state.  The Sheriff's Office is seeking approximately $66,653 of the designated grant funds. 

 

The Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station's jurisdictional coverage is approximately 610 square miles in the northern back country of Ventura County.  This includes areas of the Los Padres National Forest (LPNF) and Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area (HVSVRA).  These areas include several miles of recreational Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails ranging from 4X4, motorcycle and All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use.  Deputies assigned to the Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station regularly patrol these OHV areas and are subject to call outs for OHV related collisions, injuries and search & rescue operations. 

 

These funds being seeked will be invaluable to the Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station and will enable deputies to establish dedicated off-road patrols to provide information, education and 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 www.ohv.parks.ca.gov.  Comments can be made March 4, 2014 through April 7, 2014.

 

Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Deputy Quincy Knowlton / Lockwood Valley Sheriff's Station

Media Release Date:

February 25, 2014

Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Knowlton or Deputy Caezza (661) 245-3829

Approved by:

Captain David Kenney