Jeff Hoffman

Director of Investigations

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Since 1983, Robert Jeff Hoffman has been an integral part of animal rescue throughout Ventura County. Hoffman’s training includes a certificate as a canine behavior specialist and has attended the HumaneOfficer training academy and advanced Officer Academy, 832 PC search, seizure, firearm and arrest, livestock training, animal hoarding, dog and cockfighting training, and numerous other training throughout the years.

As Director of Investigations, Hoffman investigates cruelty and neglect throughout Ventura County. If a case is found to be severe then he will prepare cases for the District Attorney’s office for review. And if there is enough evidence they will prosecute. In the many years at HSVC Humane Officers have investigated Circuses, rodeos, and the very disturbing animal crushing videos. Animal abuse comes in many forms. And Humane Officers are the ones called to investigate. Hoffman has written numerous articles for the Ojai Valley News and wrote a story called “Kept Chained Life and Death of an Untrained Dog” which was published around the world.

Hoffman retired from the Humane Society of Ventura County in 2012 and returned in 2014. Hoffman says “Working for the HSVC is a great experience and it has enabled me to continue to assist our Officers in this valuable work”.  

J. Hoffman can be contacted at [email protected] or call 805-646-6505 x 105.