mar 4, 2021

Asst. chief

denise shadinger

Denise Shadinger began her career with the Oxnard Police Department in 1996. She served as a Patrol Officer, Bicycle Team Member, Field Training Officer, K9 Handler, on the Trauma Support Team, and as a member of the Department’s Honor Guard. After being promoted to Senior Officer in 2003, she became the K9 Unit Coordinator. In 2007, she was assigned to the Investigative Services Bureau, where she served as a detective in the Narcotics Unit and the Family Protection Unit. She was later assigned to the Ventura County Combined Agency Team, a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force.

In 2020, Denise was selected to serve as the Professional Standards Division Commander. She currently oversees the Internal Affairs Unit, the Personnel and Training Unit, and the Department’s Peer Support Team.

Denise was raised in the city of Oxnard. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Kaplan University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

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