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Rick Marquez

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Rick Marquez

Welcome to the Oxnard Peace Officers’ Association Website

In my 27 years with the Oxnard Police Department and nearly two years as the Oxnard Peace Officers’ Association (OPOA) president, I can proudly say that OPOA has been working harder than ever to protect the rights of members, fight for fair wages, benefits and representation, and give back to the great city of Oxnard through charitable contributions and community involvement. Read More

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Oxnard Peace Officers' Foundation

The Oxnard Peace Officers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. It was created to help assist officers and their families in times of need as well as further grow and promote the relationships between officers and the community members of the City of Oxnard.

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Tribute to Fallen Officers

K9 Rudy

K9 K9 Rudy

Oxnard Police Department End of Watch: Apr 19, 2002

K9 Rudy was stabbed to death while apprehending a suspect who fled on foot during a traffic stop. Read More

James Rex Jensen, Jr.

Police Officer II James Rex Jensen, Jr.

Oxnard Police Department End of Watch: Mar 13, 1996

Officer James Jensen was shot and killed by friendly fire during a high risk warrant service. The agency's tactical team was serving a warrant on a house where three heavily armed drug-ring leaders were believed to be located. Read More

James Edward O’Brien

Detective James Edward O’Brien

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Dec 02, 1993

Detective James O'Brien was shot and killed by a man who had shot seven people, killing three of them, during a shooting spree at an unemployment office. Read More

John Arthur Adair

Officer John Arthur Adair

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Oct 07, 1980

Officer Adair was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Adair, and his partner, were able to return fire and killed the suspect. Read More

Frederick John Clark

Officer Frederick John Clark

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Oct 12, 1971

Officer Clark was shot and killed when he responding to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. As he approached their front door the man opened fire striking him four times. Read More

Albert Gasperetti

Officer Albert Gasperetti

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Apr 15, 1956

Officer Albert Gasperetti was killed in an automobile accident while on duty. Read More

William E. Kelly

City Marshal William E. Kelly

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Aug 20, 1921

Marshal Kelly and Sheriff Edward McMartin, of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed during a shootout with a wanted man. The suspect was later shot and killed in a battle with pursuers. Read More

Andrew W. McNaughton

Night Watchman Andrew W. McNaughton

Oxnard Police Department, CA End of Watch: Mar 17, 1906

Night Watchman Andrew McNaughton was shot and killed while on duty. Read More

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  • John and Alicia Franco of Colosseum Bootcamp were recipients of the OPOA supporter t-shirt. The Franco’s have been extremely supportive of the OPOA and it's members! 

Looking forward to presenting more shirts to our community supporters.
  • Tough day as we mourn the loss of another officer killed in the line of duty. Our hearts are heavy.
  • Our hearts and thoughts are with the San Luis Obispo Police Department.
  • Senior Officer Mike Wood presenting a check on behalf of the Oxnard Peace Officers Association to NAMI Ventura County for $1500 for the upcoming NAMIWalks Ventura County 2021. The walk is to raise awareness of mental illness and the world-class treatment and recovery system for people with brain disorders. For more information visit
  • On April 15, 2021, in honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Oxnard Peace Officers' Association (OPOA) had a
  • Dispatcher Appreciation Week 🌟 We salute our Public Safety Dispatchers! They work long hours, helping people on their worst days, and spend holidays away from their families. They hear the fear in peoples voices and listen as their friends fight for their lives. To the dispatchers, the calm voices each night, we thank you! #dispatcherappreciationweek #thingoldline #oxnardpd
  • The Oxnard Police Officers Association welcomes three new officers, Officer Latifah Nafi, Officer Jesus Garcia and Officer Juan Parra to our Department. Welcome and we wish you well in your next phase, field training.
  • We would like to share the story our brother Captain Brandon Taylor over at @oxnardcityfire . His wife was recently hospitalized with a serious medical condition... Please read below from their #GoFundMe page, please share & repost.

“We're reaching out to you, our extended fire family and community, to ask for your help. One of our brothers, Captain Brandon Taylor and his family have experienced a serious family emergency. Racquel, Brandon's Wife, suffered a brain aneurysm on Friday, March 19th while Brandon was at work...

Racquel was treated at their home in Santa Paula by members of the Ventura County Fire Department as well as ambulance paramedics from AMR. She was transported by ambulance code 3 to Community Memorial Hospital ER in Ventura. It was then decided that she should be transported to a better equipped hospital for more definitive care.
Currently Racquel remains in the ICU, however it is still too soon to know what the outcome will be. The one thing we do know is she is receiving the best possible care she can get.

Brandon has been at the hospital this whole time waiting for any updates from doctors and for current restrictions to be lifted so he and his family can be by Racquel's side. The Taylor‘s have three children and Brandon is doing his best to support them and keep the household running during this most stressful time.
The Taylor’s have also been  in the process of moving and are waiting to move into their new home. There is never a convenient time to experience a family emergency, but as you can imagine this move also adds stress to this situation.

 Due to the severity of this family emergency Brandon will be away from work for an extended amount of time in order to take care of his family and be there for his wife. We are asking that you please share Racquel and Brandon’s story and if you are able to help monetarily that you do so by donating to our GoFundMe page.

Brandon and Racquel are a beloved part of our fire family and community. We want to support them to the best of our ability but we need help.
  • Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the death of Officer James Rex Jensen Jr. Jim was born on 06/19/65 in Salt Lake City, Utah. After graduating high school, Jim joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a Military Policeman.

After his military service, Jim was hired as a Deputy with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. He worked there for 4 years, including time at the now shut down Honor Farm, before he lateraled to the Oxnard Police Department. Jim was an enthusiastic officer who enjoyed his job. He was active in patrol as well as his time off duty, where he volunteered as an assistant baseball coach at Sunset Little League.

Because of Jim's dedication, skill, and commitment, he was selected as a member of the department's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, at that time, a collateral assignment, in 1995. Jim enjoyed the challenges the position presented and worked hard to excel at the position.

On March 13th, 1996, the SWAT Team participated in a narcotics related search warrant on Manzanita Drive. During the service of the warrant, a light sound diversionary device (flash bang) was deployed to the second story of the location and SWAT operators moved tot he second story in order to clear the rest of the residence. During this time, another team member mistook Jim for a suspect and shot him multiple times. Jim was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.  Although the incident was especially tragic, many lessons were learned. The SWAT Team was transformed into a full time assignment (the Special Enforcement Unit, or SEU), where an extensive, annual training plan was developed in order to better train SWAT operators to avoid similar incidents in the future.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jenny, and two daughters, Lindsey and Katie. 
Please take the time throughout the day to remember Jim and the ultimate sacrifice that he made. If you would like to visit his final resting place, Jim is buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, 5400 Valentine Road, in the City of Ventura, Section K, Plot 608, Grave #9. In keeping with tradition, A floral arrangement has been placed there by the OPOA.