Monica J. McGrath
Retired Ventura County Sheriff’s Commander
Monica McGrath retired from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department on October 8, 2016, after serving the citizens of Ventura County for over twenty-nine years.
Born in New Jersey, Monica moved to Ventura in 1986 after graduating from Trenton State College. Monica became a Deputy Sheriff in 1987 and worked a variety of assignments. Monica served as a Detective in Thousand Oaks, Recruit Training Officer, Property Crimes Detective Sergeant, Internal Affairs Investigator and Assistant Chief of Police for Camarillo Police Department. Monica was the Acting Chief of Police for the City of Fillmore prior to her promotion as Commander in February 2014. Monica’s first assignment as Commander involved overseeing the cities of Ojai, Fillmore and the unincorporated areas surrounding Oxnard and Ventura. Monica was selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Camarillo in January 2015 and served in that position until retirement.
Monica has been recognized for her work with the community by the Kiwanis Club, the Optimist Club and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds as a “hometown hero.” In 2016, Monica was awarded the Public Servant of the Year in Camarillo and was honored by Interface Children and Family Services with the Domestic Violence Champion of Change Award.
Monica is a board member with the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club and City Impact. Monica volunteers her time for Interface Children and Family Services to help promote prevention efforts for domestic violence.
Monica assists Diacos Law with all aspects of litigation and investigation.
Monica and her husband Jack McGrath have been married for twenty-four years and they reside in Camarillo.