New Patrol Task Force Sergeant at Ventura Police Department & City of Oxnard Now Hiring for Temporary Emergency Shelter

by improvement@pierpontcouncil.org November 29

  • Sergeant Jerry Foreman has retired from the Ventura Police Department and the new contact for Ventura's Patrol Task Force (PTF) is Sergeant Mike Anselmo. There is also a new corporal who joined the PTF this week. Earlier this month, one (1) social worker working also started working with the PTF on homeless outreach. Funding for the social worker position is provided by Ventura County's Rapid Integrated Support & Engagement (RISE) Program.
    Ventura's Homeless Shelter at 2323 Knoll Drive isn't expected to open until the end of 2019. A 24/7 temporary 24-hour emergency shelter on K St at the site of Oxnard's National Guard Armory is expected to open on December 10, 2018 and to remain open through June 1, 2018.

    There were no applications submitted by shelter operators. As a result, the City of Oxnard has begun accepting applications for the positions of Shelter Manager, Shelter Supervisor, and Shelter Monitor, to work at the Temporary Emergency Shelter which will begin operations next month at the site of the former National Guard Armory in Oxnard. They are looking to hire a dedicated team of qualified, enthusiastic, public service-oriented individuals to help us launch this effort as one part of a broad strategy to address homelessness.

    Anyone interested in applying may view the position descriptions, requirements, salary ranges, and other details by accessing the City of Oxnard Human Resources Department website at:

    https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofoxnard

    As indicated on the website, applications must be submitted on-line through NeoGov.  If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the City of Oxnard Human Resources Department at 805-385-7590.

     


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Helpful Info About City & Neighborhood Patrol Staffing

by improvement@pierpontcouncil.org October 4

September 2018

The following information was provided to the PBCC Neighborhood Improvement committed by the Assistant Chief on the VPD.

Number of Officers

Total Number of Authorized VPD Officers today is 139. This number includes officers, officers in training, and officers who are out with injuries. 2017 Calls for Service City-Wide

These are approximate numbers. There were about 100,000 total calls to VPD in 2017. This includes 911, non-911 calls, walk-ins, and field-initiated calls by officers.

  • Over 32,000 911 calls
  • Over 42,000 non-911 calls
  • Walk-ins and field-initiated calls were around 25,000 calls

Current City-Wide Patrol Staffing

  • There are generally 10 patrol officers on duty city-wide in the morning hours.
  • There are generally 20 patrol officers on duty city-wide afternoon and evenings.

Beat 2 Patrol Staffing

This comprises the coastal areas in which Pierpont/Keys resides as well as parts of midtown near the mall. See the VPD Beat Map for the boundaries:

 https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/958/Beat-Maps-Coordinators

  • There are between 2-5 patrol officers who are dedicated to patrolling Beat 2 at any give time. Hours vary. Generally, there are 2 patrol officers for all of Beat 2 in the morning hours. At busines times of day, there are between 4-5 officers on duty.
  • Traffic cadets and motorcycle officers are not assigned to "beats" and they transverse the entire city.
  • The Patrol Task Force is also not assigned to "beats". There are six (6) officers currently staffed on the Task Force. These are the officers who you see on bikes, often wearing shorts. They are the ones that are working to address the homeless issues in the city.

 


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U.S. 9th District Court Ruling on Sleeping in Public

by improvement@pierpontcouncil.org September 15

On September 4, 2018 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit filed a ruling that laws in Boise, ID cruelly and unusally punish homeless individuals for sleeping and camping in public places (Martin v. City of Boise). In the ruling, the court concluded that "a municipality cannot criminalize such behavior consistently with the Eighth Amendment when no sleeping space is practically available in any shelter." To see the states affected by this ruling, please refer to the US Courts Districts Map

At the next General Membership Meeting of the PBCC, Commander Dickey of the Ventura Police Deparment will be discussing the actual and potential implications of this ruling on our neighborhoods. Please plan to attend. 

Pierpont Bay Community Council 

General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Where:

Ventura County Credit Union

2575 Vista Del Mar Dr. 

2nd Floor

There is plenty of free parking available for attendees. 


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