Last Friday, the combined Kiwanis Clubs of Ventura County held their 45th Annual Law Night event in Ventura to honor outstanding law enforcement officers from throughout the county.
The honored Deputy Meagan Yates as the “Moorpark Officer of the Year." Club president Kim Simons presented Deputy Yates with her award.
Yates was selected because of her exceptional teamwork, friendly demeanor and the fact she continually takes great pride in serving the residents of Moorpark to the best of her ability.
She has been with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office for 11 years including six years in detention services and five years at the Moorpark Patrol Station.
Yates works a “cover car” position, and is responsible for backing up the regular beat cars and evenly distributing the workload. She was chosen for this special position because of her excellent work ethic and commitment to teamwork.
- Yates serves as one of four senior lead officers at the Moorpark station, responsible for coordinating misdemeanor follow-up investigations and resolving crime and neighborhood problems in her city beat.
- She was recently selected as an Arrest and Control (ARCON) instructor for the academy.
- She serves on the Sheriff’s Tactical Response Team, which is an elite group of deputies who respond to major disturbances and other disasters.
- She is collaterally assigned to the Moorpark Bike Patrol Team.
Yates is a very active patrol deputy who is constantly seeking ways to improve her skills as a law enforcement officer and for opportunities to improve the quality of life for the residents in the community she serves.
Her solid work ethic and positive character are a testament to the passion she possesses in serving members of her community and the law enforcement profession in general.