THOUSAND OAKS : Opening Planned for 1st Police Storefront


In another step toward community policing, Thousand Oaks will open its first police storefront, staffed solely by volunteers.

The Thousand Oaks Community-Police Resource Center will have its grand opening Thursday and is modeled after a similar police storefront in Moorpark. That center has been so successful that Moorpark officials are looking for a larger building.

Deputies will occasionally stop by to write up reports or interview witnesses and suspects, but mostly the resource center will be staffed by local volunteers with special training in community policing.


Plans call for the center, at 241 Lombard St., to become a place where residents can drop by for general crime-fighting information, such as how to make a home more secure. In addition, volunteers will fingerprint children for a small fee.

Cmdr. Kathryn Kemp, chief of the Thousand Oaks Police Department, will be on hand at Thursday’s opening, along with members of the Thousand Oaks City Council.