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Chris Dunn, Commander, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office

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Commander Chris Dunn joined the Ventura County Sheriff's Office in June of 1994, after serving several years as a deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Chris has lived much of his life in Camarillo and graduated from Adolfo Camarillo High School in 1985. He continued his education by attending California State University Northridge and the University of Phoenix. Chris earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Management.

Chris' diverse career in law enforcement began in 1985 as a sheriff's cadet out of the Camarillo Police Station. Commander Dunn graduated from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy in October of 1988. Since his return to Ventura County, Chris has worked in a variety of demanding assignments including detention services, patrol services, special enforcement, and as an investigator in the Major Crimes Bureau.

Chris promoted to Commander in February of 2015 and is currently assigned to the West County Patrol Services Division overseeing the contract cities of Ojai, Fillmore, unincorporated areas surrounding Ventura and Oxnard, the Office of Emergency Services, and the Sheriff's Communication Center. Additionally, Commander Dunn manages the Bomb Squad and Small Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office was the first law enforcement agency in California to receive authorization from the FAA to conduct UAS operations jurisdiction-wide.

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