Ventura Police Calls for Service Maps
Availability of the Police Calls for Service (CFS) site is not guaranteed. Applications, servers, and network connections may be unavailable at any time for maintenance or unscheduled outages. Users are cautioned against creating dependencies on these services for critical needs.
Calls for Service are not Crimes. They generally regard concerns for public safety and are typically initiated by the public through walk-in or phone calls received. Public Safety Dispatchers receive the calls and assign the appropriate response, be it medical, fire, or police. At this time, crime reports are not available for plotting on the City's base map.
Data collected about calls received are kept in the Ventura Police Department's Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system, with a daily export of a small portion of that information sent to the City of Ventura's Geographic Information System (GIS) for daily processing and to be included in the services that support this site. Any questions about the content of the CAD system should be directed to the Ventura Police Department.
In an effort to protect caller privacy, the Ventura Police Department has put the following limitations on this site:
1. Only a small fraction of the information collected about 911 calls is made available to the public through this site. For example, there is no information about the identity of the caller or the specifics of why the call was placed, other than to classify each call as being of one 'Call Type' or another (e.g., "ADW" is the call type code used for a call that comes in about an incident reported to be an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon").
2. Call location details, when based on a street address, have been rounded down to the nearest 100 block (e.g., "555 MAIN ST E" is reported as "500 BLOCK OF MAIN ST E"). Locations based on the intersection of two streets are not changed.
3. The maximum zoom level for this map is 1:9600, meaning one inch equals 800 feet, which limits the amount of detail shown on the base map (e.g., parcel lines and individual address labels are not shown on this map, even at the maximum zoom level).
4. Not all types of Police CFS calls are included. There are 30 different call types made available on this site. A list of these call types is found in the "Police CFS Incident Type Summary by Quarter" report, a link to which is available in the 'Help!' menu.
The City of Ventura and the Ventura Police Department are not responsible for decisions made by others using information found on this site, or for any misuse or misinterpretation of the published Police CFS data.
By entering this site, the user acknowledges the above conditions and limitations of this site and accepts all responsibility for any decisions they might make based on information found therein.