Field Services is the largest of the Oxnard Police Department’s three bureaus. Sixty-five percent of the Department’s workforce are assigned to the Field Services Bureau (FSB). The operating budget for the FSB for FY 2013-2014 is $31 million. The Field Services Bureau is overseen by an assistant police chief. In addition, six police commanders and 18 sergeants manage and supervise the 233 sworn and civilian positions in the bureau. A civilian manager oversees Code Compliance, which is also under Field Services.
The Field Services Bureau consists of five divisions:
The Patrol Division is the largest of the five. Four commanders and fifteen sergeants provide operational supervision of 144 uniformed sworn and civilian personnel.
The Patrol Support Division is comprised of the Traffic Unit and Booking Unit. One commander and two sergeants oversee the 34 sworn and civilian personnel.
The Special Operations Division is comprised of the Special Enforcement Unit/SWAT and the K-9 Unit. Other collateral functions within the division include the Firearms Unit and Hostage Negotiations Team. One commander and three sergeants supervise the division’s 25 full-time personnel.
The Emergency Communications Division provides police and fire dispatch services for the City of Oxnard. One civilian manager oversees divisional operations and its 23 personnel.
The Code Compliance Division includes the Code Enforcement Unit and Animal Control Unit. A civilian manager oversees divisional operations and its 14 personnel.