The Financial Services Division of the Oxnard Police Department is responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the largest General Fund operating budget in the City of Oxnard.
The budget operates on a fiscal year, beginning July 1st and ending June 30th of the subsequent year. The operating budget consists of the following categories: Personnel, Services and Supplies and Fixed Charges. The Police Department’s Fiscal Year 2018-2019 General Fund budget is $57.6 Million.
The Police Department is comprised of five budget programs: Community Patrol (Field Services), Investigations, Support Services (Administrative Services), Emergency Communications, and Animal Safety.
The Financial Services Division handles numerous grants. Various state and federal agencies such as the Office of Traffic Safety and the Department of Justice offer the Police Department the opportunity to enhance existing services by utilizing their funds. The Police Department is also a lead agency for several Federal Justice Assistance Grants. New grant opportunities are researched and applied for on an ongoing basis.
The Financial Services Division also oversees the Asset Forfeiture funds which are received by the United States Department of Justice. Asset Forfeiture is a law enforcement program implemented as a strategy to fight against crime by enhancing public safety. The funds are used for specific department needs and annual reporting to the Department of Justice is required.
It is the Financial Services Division’s duty and responsibility to the Department, the City and outside agencies to handle the Police Department’s finances with the utmost care and consideration.