The City of Thousand Oaks and the Thousand Oaks Police Department have a mutual interest with the community in ensuring that children reach their scholastic and personal growth potential. In today’s society, children have several obstacles, bad influences, and distractions. Raising children is not easy. Children sometimes engage in harmful behaviors fueled by negative influences including alcohol, gangs, and peer pressure.
In furtherance of our commitment to the community, the Thousand Oaks Police Department will be offering a parenting class Wednesdays for ten weeks starting on January 14, 2009. Parents with difficult, defiant, or problematic children are encouraged to attend. The class will be offered three times during 2009 and our goal is to give parents guidance and develop more successful children. We are excited to offer these sessions and truly wish to support parents and offer strategies to deal with difficult children.
The course content consists of ways to address drugs, sex, gangs, poor grades, running away and violence. Further content includes guidance in gaining children’s compliance of house rules, how to never argue with your child again, and how to use other parents for support. Additional information can be reviewed at www.parentproject.com Senior Deputies Dennis Sliva and Jim DeSoto of the Thousand Oaks Police Department will be the facilitators. Interested parents are asked to call Senior Deputies DeSoto and Sliva for further information.
The City of Thousand Oaks has contracted with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for police services since 1965. The East County Police Services and the Thousand Oaks Police Department share a facility that was built under a joint agreement between the city and the county in 1988. The facility encompasses 58,000 square feet of space on 11 beautiful acres of land in the northeastern part of the city. The Police Department is a full service provider to the citizens of Thousand Oaks.
Over the years, the Thousand Oaks Police Department has experienced changes in its location, size, policies and personnel. What has not changed is the Police Department’s commitment to providing the best possible police services to the citizens of Thousand Oaks. As long as the cops, community and city (the 3 C’s) work together in a proactive partnership to prevent crime and disorder, Thousand Oaks will remain one of the safest cities to live and work in the United States.
In addition to the city of the Thousand Oaks, our East County Station also provides police services to the unincorporated areas such as Lynn Ranch, Casa Conejo, Kelley Estates, Hidden Valley, Oak Park, and Bell Canyon.
East County residents, do you want to stay connected? Would you like to know more about what is happening in your area? For City of Thousand Oaks sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org and for the unincorporated areas of Oak Park, Bell Canyon, Casa Conejo, Kelley Estates, Hidden Valley, and Lynn Ranch sign up at ECSheriff.email@example.com