The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s Station is applying for the Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) grant from the State of California Department of Parks and Recreation. This 2023 State Parks grant budget is anticipated to be about $6,000,000 designated for distribution to law enforcement agencies throughout the state. The Sheriff’s Office is seeking approximately $196,000 of the designated funds.
The Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s Station jurisdictional area is approximately 610 square miles in
northern Ventura County. This includes large areas of the Los Padres National Forest and Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area. These areas include approximately 300 miles of dedicated recreational OHV trails. Deputies assigned to the Lockwood Valley Sheriff’s Station regularly patrol these OHV areas and are subject to call outs for OHV related collisions and search and rescue calls for service.
The funds being sought will enable deputies to establish dedicated off-highway patrols in an effort to provide information and education, as well as law enforcement as needed. The grant application can be viewed and your comments may be submitted at the California State Parks OHV Division website www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. Comments can be made from March 7, 2023 through May 1, 2023.
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