Field Services Bureau

Field Services is the largest of the three Oxnard Police Department bureaus. An assistant chief of police serves as the “Field Services Bureau Chief” and reports directly to the chief of police. Sixty-five percent of the Department’s workforce is assigned to Field Services Bureau (FSB).

Reporting to the FSB chief are six commanders assigned to three divisions. The largest of the three is the Patrol Division.

Four commanders serve as patrol watch commanders and oversee some 140 uniformed field personnel, most of whom are patrol officers. Ten patrol sergeants provide operational supervision of field personnel.

The Patrol Support Division is comprised of the Traffic Unit, Booking Unit and Code Regulation Section. Code Regulation includes the Code Enforcement Unit, Alarm Control Detail and Animal Safety Unit. One commander and two sergeants oversee divisional operations and its 57 personnel.

The Special Operations Division is comprised of the Special Enforcement Unit/SWAT, K-9 Unit, Surveillance Detail and the multi-agency Violent Crimes Task Force. Other collateral functions within the division include the Firearms Unit and Hostage Negotiations Team. One commander and three sergeants supervise the division’s 31 full-time personnel.

Contact Jason Benites

Jason Benites

Assistant Chief Field Services Bureau

Jason Benites joined the Oxnard Police Department in 1993, after graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles. During his career as a Police Officer he has worked in the Patrol Division, and served as a Field Training Officer, bicycle officer, and was one of three officers who opened a community storefront in Downtown Oxnard. Upon his promotion to Senior Police Officer, he served as a Beat Coordinator, and was later assigned to detectives until his promotion to Sergeant in March of 2001. Jason returned to the Field Services Bureau as a patrol Sergeant before supervising detectives in the Oxnard Violent Crimes Task Force, a multijurisdictional team that partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Upon his promotion to Commander in December of 2003, he returned to the Field Services Bureau as one of four watch commanders, and served in the Patrol Support Division. During his time as a commander, he played a role in developing the Neighborhood Policing Strategy, a staffing plan whose purpose was to further strengthen the Oxnard Police Department's community policing practices.

Jason was promoted to Assistant Chief in December of 2006, and served as the bureau chief for Investigative Services from 2006-2009. He served as the bureau chief of Administrative Services from 2009-2012, in addition to the Investigative Services Bureau from December 2009 through June of 2012.

He currently oversees the Field Services Bureau, which includes: Patrol Services, Emergency Communications, Code Compliance; as well as the Special Enforcement Division, Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, and School Resources Officers.

He is a 2008 graduate of the California POST Command College.

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Kevin Baysinger

Special Operations Commander

Commander Baysinger began his career with the Oxnard Police Department in 1998. During his time in the Field Services Bureau, he served as a Field Training Officer, a Bicycle Team member, an Honor Guard Member, and spent five years with the Special Enforcement Unit before his promotion to Senior Officer. While in the Investigative Services Bureau, he worked as a Sexual Assault Detective and a Detective Sergeant. He has also worked as a Patrol Sergeant, a Training Sergeant with the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, and as the Internal Affairs Sergeant. Kevin has worked with the youth of Oxnard as a Gang Resistance Education and Training Officer, and with the PRYDE Program (Partnerships and Resources for Youth Development and Education).

As a Commander assigned to Special Operations, he oversees the Special Enforcement Unit, the Crisis Negotiations Unit, the Firearms Training Unit, the K-9 Unit, as well as multiple grants. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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Mike Adair

Patrol Watch Commander

Mike Adair began his career with the Oxnard Police Department in 1992. He came to the Department as a lateral hire after spending four years with the Port Hueneme Police Department as a Police Officer and Reserve Police Officer. Mike is a lifelong resident of Ventura County, growing up and attending school in Santa Paula. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and a Master's Degree from California Lutheran University in Computer Science.

His experience at the Oxnard Police Department includes work in all three bureaus including the Field Services Bureau, Professional Standards Bureau and Investigative Bureau. While in Field Services, he worked as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and Beat Coordinator. In 2002, he was promoted to Sergeant and worked as a Patrol Supervisor until he was assigned to Professional Standards in 2005. He returned to patrol in 2006 after his promotion to Commander. During his assignment to the Investigative Bureau, he was a Senior Officer in the Narcotics Unit until transferring to the Property Crimes Unit where he investigated robberies, stolen vehicles, and computer crimes. In 2010, he returned to Investigations as the commander of the Bureau. While under his supervision, the bureau handled an average of 6,500 investigations each year. Mike oversaw the creation of the Family Protection Unit and the addition of a Cold Case Homicide Unit. In 2014, Mike returned to the Field Services Bureau as one of four patrol watch commanders. As commander, he is also responsible for Policing District 1 which covers the northern section of Oxnard. District 1 has two police storefronts including the newest at The Collections shopping center.

Throughout his career he has been active with several technology related projects. He has served on the implementation teams for two separate records management system installations. The latest project was the installation of our current New World Systems solution which handles computer aided dispatch, patrol office mobile computing, and records management. Mike has continued to seek new ways to use technology to work more closely with the community. The CopLogic online crime reporting application and which maps historical crime information are two recent examples of the Department's efforts.

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Randy Latimer

Patrol Support Commander

Oxnard Police Officer Randy Latimer began his career with the Oxnard Police Department in 1984 as a Traffic Cadet. He was hired by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in 1986 where he worked in the Ventura County Jail for two years. He returned to the Oxnard Police Department in 1988. During his career, he has worked various assignments which include Bike Patrol Officer and Instructor, Motor Officer, SWAT, P.A.L Officer, School Resource Officer, Violent Crimes Task Force Detective, Traffic Coordinator, Patrol Sergeant, Special Services Sergeant, Trauma Support Team Sergeant, and Traffic Unit Sergeant. He was promoted to the rank of Police Commander in 2013 and is currently assigned to the Field Services Bureau. Commander Latimer serves as one of four Patrol Watch Commanders and oversees the School Resource Officer program, District-4, the Dive team, and the Police Volunteer program.

Commander Latimer currently serves as a Board Member for the Police Activities League (P.A.L.), and volunteers at local youth sports organizations, schools, church, and civic organizations. In 2001, he received the “Medal of Merit” from the Ventura County Peace Officers Association and the “Presidential Award of Merit” from the California State School Resources Officers Association for his actions during a hostage situation at a local high school. He was nominated for “Officer of the Year” in 2001 and 2002, and was selected as the Knights of Columbus “Officer of the Year” in 2011. As the Traffic Unit Sergeant, he led the Ventura County AVOID the 14 DUI Campaign and ushered in several innovate traffic safety programs.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from the Union Institute and University and is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. He is also a graduate of the Ventura County Leadership Academy. He is certified private pilot and enjoys donating his time to educate young aspiring pilots. He is a life-long resident of the City of Oxnard and is married with two children.

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Eduardo Miranda

Patrol Watch Commander

Oxnard Police Officer Eduardo M. Miranda began his career with the Oxnard Police Department in 2000 and ascended to the rank of Police Commander in 2012. During his career, Commander Miranda has worked numerous assignments which include Storefront Officer, Property Crimes Detective, Sexual Assault Detective, Beat Coordinator, Violent Crimes Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and Special Services Sergeant. He is currently assigned as a Patrol Commander as well as the District 3 & 4 Commander. His current collateral assignments include the Beat Coordinators, School Resource Officers, Patrol Communications, and Chaplain Corps.

Commander Miranda currently serves as a Board Member for El Concilio Del Condado de Ventura. He is a former Vice-President of the National Latino Peace Officers Association – Ventura County Chapter (NLPOA), Oxnard Peace Officers Board Member, and has many professional affiliations such as LULAC, NAACP, ASPA, PERF, FBI-LEEDA, Cal Chiefs, and IACP. He was also nominated and selected as the Oxnard Police Officer of the Year in 2006. He received the President’s award from El Concilio Del Condado de Ventura for Community Service in 2009.

Commander Miranda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California, at Santa Barbara, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Doctor of Policy, Planning, and Development from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Department Leadership Program (formerly West Point Leadership). He was born and raised in Ventura County and currently resides in the City of Oxnard. He has three children with his wife, Roxanne, who is a seventh/eighth grade teacher at Fremont Junior High in Oxnard.

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Christopher Williams

Patol Watch Commander

Christopher Williams began his career with the Oxnard Police Department in 2004. He came to the department as a lateral hire after spending four years with the Ventura Police Department and prior to that he spent three years with the Watsonville Police Department. Christopher grew up in Oxnard and graduated from Santa Clara High School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of LaVerne.
During his career, Christopher has worked numerous assignments which include School Resource Officer (SRO), Special Enforcement Team (SET), Graffiti Investigator, Gang Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, Sergeant of the Violent Crimes Unit and Homicide Sergeant. He received the community service award from El Concilio Del Condado de Ventura in 2015; he was selected Supervisor of the Year in 2011 and Employee of the quarter and nominee for Police Officer of the Year for 2008. He graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute (SLI) in 2015.
Christopher lives in Oxnard with his family and continues to be very active with his community. He is a member of the Latino Peace Officers’ Association, Knights of Columbus, LULAC, and Ocotlan Sister Cities Committee. He volunteers his time feeding the homeless and staying active in his neighborhood. He is excited to continue his work with the community especially the youth of Oxnard. He is currently assigned as a Patrol Watch Commander as well as the District 2 Commander.


Field Services Divisions


Patrol Division

» District One
  Beat 11
  Beat 12
  Beat 14
» District Two
  Beat 21
  Beat 22
  Beat 23
  Beat 24
» District Three
  Beat 31
  Beat 32
» District Four
  Beat 41
  Beat 42

Patrol Support Division

» Code Regulation
  Alarm Control Detail
  Animal Safety Unit
  Code Compliance Unit
» Traffic & Special Events
  Booking Unit
  Crossing Guard Detail
  Motorcycle Detail
  Traffic Unit

Special Operations Division

» Special Operations
  SWAT/Special Enforcement Unit
  K-9 Unit
  Range Unit