Biography of New Assistant Sheriff Chris Dunn

Ventura County Assistant Sheriff Chris Dunn

Biography: Chris Dunn

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 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. Chris 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 was assigned to West County Patrol Services overseeing the contract cities of Ojai, Fillmore, unincorporated areas surrounding Ventura and Oxnard, the Office of Emergency Services, and the Sheriff’s Communication Center. In the Fall of 2016, Chris was selected to be the chief of police for the city of Camarillo. This assignment was cut short due to his having been recalled by the Navy Reserves to active duty military service from the Spring of 2017 to Spring of 2018. Chris retired from the Navy Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander in August of this year after serving over 26 years.

Upon returning from overseas in April of 2018, Chris was assigned to his current position in the Professional Standards Bureau overseeing the Academy, Internal Affairs unit, Audit and Inspections unit, and Shooting Range. Additionally, Chris continues to manage the Bomb Squad and Small Unmanned Aviation Systems Unit.

Chris and his wife, Gina, continue to live in the city of Camarillo where they raised their two sons, Austin and Blake.


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