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MOORPARK : Volunteers Sought for Police Storefront

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a few good volunteers to work in a police storefront scheduled to open in Moorpark at the end of the summer.

Lt. Martin Rouse, who heads the Moorpark Enforcement Division for the sheriff’s department, said the volunteers will be asked to staff the desk in the new High Street facility four hours each week.

A department cadet, working 20 hours a week, will serve alongside the volunteers, Rouse said. The department hopes eventually to use only volunteers, which would free the cadet to return to a parking enforcement patrol in the city.

“That’s our goal, but we need the right kind of volunteers to make it work,” he said. “People with public relations skills, for instance, who are ready to answer questions and help out.”

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Deputies assigned to Moorpark will drop by the facility on patrol, possibly using the site to write up reports, Rouse said. City officials are hoping that the increased law-enforcement presence downtown will make people more comfortable and improve business on High Street.

For more information about volunteering call Deputy Jody Keller at 494-8258.


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