Victor Fazio currently leads the Special Services Division of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office (California). As an Assistant Sheriff for Ventura County, he provides oversight of Major Crimes; Narcotics; Bomb and Arson Unit; Criminal Intelligence; Crime Analysis; Crime Lab; Air Unit; Crime Scenes Investigation Unit; SWAT; Tactical Negotiations Unit; Technical Services Unit; and Sheriff’s Systems Bureau, which is responsible for hardware, software, and new technology.
Victor began his sworn law enforcement career with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in 1994 and has worked a variety of assignments throughout the agency. He spent a large portion of his career investigating narcotics-related offenses, and during his 16-year tenure assigned to the narcotics division, Victor commanded two multi-agency task forces. He was also proud to serve the City of Moorpark, California – which contracts law enforcement services with the Sheriff’s Office – as Chief of Police for nearly four years.
He has instructed well over 10,000 law enforcement officers, healthcare providers, and community members throughout the nation. Victor earned a BA in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles; an MA in criminal justice from Arizona State University; and an EdD in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California, where his research was focused on reducing harms caused by opioids through physician education.
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