Oxnard is divided into four policing districts: North, South, East, and West. Two other smaller districts in the city include the RiverPark District and Central Business District.

Each district has 2-4 smaller areas in them known as "beats." Patrol officers are assigned to beats for six month periods at a time.

Each district has a Senior Police Officer assigned to it on a full time basis, and their job is to coordinate and lead community policing and problem solving efforts in their district.