In accordance with State of California Penal Code, Section 836.5 County of Ventura Parks Services Rangers are sworn Public Officers. Parks Services Rangers issue warnings, citations, and may make arrests. Parks Services Rangers are authorized, pursuant to Penal Code 836.5, to arrest a person without a warrant whenever they have reasonable cause to believe that the person to be arrested has committed a misdemeanor, in their presence which constitutes a violation of those provisions of County ordinances and state laws which said public officers are authorized to enforce.
Interference with a Public Officer – No person shall intentionally obstruct or interfere in any manner with a public officer in the exercise of his/her duties. This is a criminal offence.
County Parks are covered by two ordinances:
Rincon Ordinance (4447), which covers operations on Hwy 1 between Emma Wood State Beach and Seacliff Rd. Link to PDF
County Parks Ordinance (4446), which covers all operations in all County parks properties. Link to PDF