Ex Ojai Chief Named Assistant Sheriff

By Lenny Roberts

Effective Jan. 3, 2011, former Ojai Police Chief Gary Pentis will become one of two assistant sheriffs when Geoff Dean officially takes charge of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department. In a press release issued Thursday, Dean said a restructuring of the department's top officials was in order, and as a product of that modification, more than $1 million would be saved while protecting front-line services. Joining Pentis as assistant sheriff is John Crombach, former sheriff's deputy and Oxnard chief of police. Chief Deputy Gary Pentis, a

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