Sheriff - Al Jalaty (1975-1984)

 

Sheriff  Al Jalaty

The first police chief for the City of Port Hueneme, Al Jalaty became a very popular public figure with citizens, military, and law enforcement throughout Ventura County. He was elected Sheriff in 1974, and brought a sense of united purpose and camaraderie to all law enforcement in the county. Often asked what he looked for in a new deputy, Jalaty would answer, "Give me someone with compassion and common sense," two traits he personally epitomized.