Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Introduces Free iPhone App

Originally posted 11/21/12. Late December update: Now an Android app is available too!

In the ongoing effort to keep the community informed by reaching out through a variety of channels, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has developed an iPhone app that is available to the public at no charge.

The app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store by searching one of the following key words: VCSO, VCSD, Ventura, or Sheriff.

The app allows users to access crime maps showing the locations of various offenses, locate information about inmates currently in custody, read press releases, and learn about current patrol events. In addition, there is information about the history of the Sheriff’s Office and a directory of phone numbers and locations of Sheriff’s substations. 

The app also features a link to Ventura County Crimestoppers so the public can be aware of those people in the community who are wanted on outstanding warrants.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing the public with convenient access to our services. With the number of smart phones steadily increasing, giving people an easy way to learn about what we are doing in the community is important.

The Sheriff’s Office is also working on a version that will be compatible with Android devices.

Visit the Ventura County Sheriff's Office website at for more information.