Simi Valley is situated in southeast Ventura County about 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, where many of its residents commute for work. The city comprises about 42 square miles and is adjacent to the northwestern side of the San Fernando Valley and the city of Thousand Oaks to the south.
As of 2019 it had an approximate population of 125,851, making it the third largest city in Ventura County. Incorporated in 1969, Simi Valley operates under a General-Law/council-manager form of government. Simi Valley has been ranked one of the happiest and safest cities in the country.
Simi Valley Police Department
The Simi Valley Police Department patrols all of Simi Valley and makes most of the arrests there. This small department has 131 sworn officers and 65 unsworn support staff. The current Chief of Police is Chief David M. Livingstone, and headquarters are located at:
3901 Alamo Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063.
The non-emergency contact number for the SVPD is (805) 583-6950.
The SVPD maintains a website, where you can get directions, learn about polices and procedures, and find information about different active divisions within the department.
Courts Serving Simi Valley
Simi Valley houses the Simi Valley East County Courthouse, which handles traffic-related trials for Ventura County and is located at:3856-F Alamo Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063
It can be contacted at (805) 289-8545.
Other criminal matters are dealt with at the Superior Court of Ventura County, Ventura Hall of Justice:800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009
This courthouse can be contacted by calling (805) 289-8900.
For juvenile offenses, cases are heard at the Juvenile Court for Ventura County, located at:4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036
It can be reached at (805) 289-8820.
The Superior Court of California’s webpage for the County of Ventura has a list of the judicial matters that are assigned to each courthouse as well as helpful maps and directions.
Simi Valley Criminal Defense Attorney
If you were arrested for a felony or misdemeanor offense by an officer with the Simi Valley Police Department or another law enforcement agency in Ventura County, then contact Jay Leiderman Law to discuss possible strategies for fighting your case.
Jay Leiderman is very familiar with the SVPD’s policies and operational protocol and understands that police sometimes do not follow the letter of the law when investigating crimes and making arrests. Mistakes on the part of law enforcement can, in the hands of a competent attorney, result in the evidence against you being declared inadmissible and the charges against you being dropped completely.
Don’t hesitate, call (805) 654-0200 today for a free, confidential consultation. Together we can identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and develop a plan to aggressively defend against the allegations being leveled at you.