Camarillo is a city in Ventura CountyCalifornia, United States. The population was 57,077 at the 2000 census. A January 1, 2006, California Department of Finance estimate lists the population at 64,034. The Ventura Freeway (U.S. Route 101) is the city’s primary thoroughfare.

Camarillo is named for Adolfo and Juan Camarillo, two of the few Californios (pre-1851 California natives of Spanish ancestry) to preserve the city’s heritage after the arrival of Anglo settlers. As with most cities in Ventura County, it is noted for its resistance to new development. It is home to theVentura County, California Sheriff’s Department Academy, as well as the department’s other assets; such as the VCSD Air Unit, SWAT Unit, Bomb Squad, and Reserve Officer Academy.