About Us

The Ventura Police Department (VPD) has four K9 Teams assigned to Patrol. The K9 Teams are available for deployment seven days a week, providing protection to our community twenty-four hours a day.

The K9 Unit was started over thirty years ago by retired VPD Lieutenant Dave Inglis. The VPD was one of the first agencies in Ventura County to use canines. Currently, all four of our canines are German Shepherds, however, we have used a Rottweiler in the past. Our canines are partners at work and family friends at home.