Ventura County Safety Resources
If you see something, say something.
Call 24/7 – (805) 654-9511
I’m in a crisis. I need help.
Call 24/7 – (866) 998-2243
If you see something, say something. Call 24/7 – (805) 654-9511
Please help our community stay safe by reporting suspicious activity. If you see something that doesn’t seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement, you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.
How to Report Suspicious Activity
Public safety and security is everyone’s responsibility. If you see suspicious activity, report it to local law enforcement or a person of authority using the “5W’s”:
I’m in a crisis. I need help. Call 24/7 – (866) 998-2243
If you or someone you know is in a crisis there are people and organizations willing and able to help. For immediate help, please call (24/7) 866-998-2243.
Ventura County Health Care Agency Crisis Response Team
- Mobile Crisis Response Team (24/7)
- Youth and Family Crisis Services (1-866-998-2243)
- VC Crisis Intervention Team (805) 383-4806
- VC 211 Crisis Services (Dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 for more help)
- VC National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Crisis Support (1-866-998-2243)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline “Talk to Someone Now” (1-800-273-8255)
I’m a victim. I need help. (805) 654-3622
The Ventura County District Attorney Office is committed to helping victims of crime and protecting their rights. The Crime Victims’ Assistance Unit functions to guide victims through the criminal justice process, to ensure victims’ rights are honored, and to assist victims in obtaining services to help them cope with the trauma they have suffered. Through the efforts of a dedicated team of Victim Advocates, the Victims’ Assistance Unit provides comprehensive services to victims of all types of crime.
Advocates accompany victims to court, provide a supportive ear, and display a calm strength to help victims get through court proceedings that can be frightening and highly emotional. With the help of Victim Advocates, victims can obtain protective court orders. Advocates also assist in processing, filing, and verifying of restitution claims filed with the California Victims of Crime Compensation Program. Skilled in crisis intervention, victim advocates offer an array of referrals to service providers who respond to the individual needs of victims.
Victim advocates also regularly make presentations to community organizations, service clubs, schools, and law enforcement agencies on topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and crimes involving juvenile offenders.
For more information about services available to victims, please call the Crime Victims’ Assistance Unit at (805) 654-3622.
Community Anti-Terrorism Training Institute (C.A.T. Eyes)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- DHS Ready – Active Shooter
- DHS – If you see something, say something
- DHS – Private Citizen
- DHS – Report Suspicious Activity
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- FBI – Active Shooter Resources
- FBI – Submit a Tip
- FBI – Tips – Electronic Tip Form
- FBI Documents – A Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the United States Between 2000 and 2013
- FBI Documents – Active Shoote Incidents in the United States in 2016 and 2017
- FBI Documents – Making Prevention a Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attacks
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Ventura County Recovers Website