Download PDF

About Randy Pentis

Randy Pentis is an active presence in the Thousand Oaks, California, community. He led the Ventura County Sheriff's Office as commander-chief of police for 32 years. Working closely with the Thousand Oaks city manager and city council, he guided an organization with a $26 million budget and staff of 120. In his law enforcement endeavors, Randy Pentis was committed to having a positive impact on others, and he often engaged with youth who had made poor life decisions and found themselves navigating through the juvenile justice system. He took time to help them understand the situation they had arrived at and find ways of getting on track to finish high school and enter college.

Passionate about fitness and exercise, Mr. Pentis enjoys competing in marathon events. A member of the Cops Running for Charity team, he has taken part in marathons spanning the globe as a way of raising money for nonprofits such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In October 2015, Randy Pentis’ run team sponsored the fifth annual Santa Cruz Island Eco-Extreme Trail Run, which aimed to raise $20,000 toward children’s charities.

Work experience

Aug 1982Feb 2014

Commander-Chief of Police

Ventura County Sheriff's Office


Jun 1982Present


Utah State Universtiy
May 2002Present


California State Universtiy-Northridge