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53 Cited During Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Operations

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit issued 53 traffic citations for a variety of violations made by drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians during 3 safety operations in May. The citations were… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 10 New Custody Deputies

Lompoc, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office welcomed 10 new Custody Deputies upon their graduation from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy. The Custody Deputies were sworn-in… Read more »

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Releases 2023 Crime Stats: Overall Crime Rate Decrease

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has released the 2023 crime statistics for the communities it serves. Throughout the year, the Sheriff’s Office compiles information about… Read more »

Proactive Arrest Leads to Overdose Reversal

Isla Vista, Calif. –  A pro-active arrest by deputies resulted in saving the life of the man they arrested. On Sunday, May 19, 2024, at approximately 9:32 am, deputies encountered… Read more »

“Click It or Ticket” Campaign Reminds Californians to Always Buckle Up

For Memorial Day Weekend, the Goleta Police Department reminds travelers to always buckle up and secure children in the right car seats when visiting friends and family. This year’s Click… Read more »

House Sitters Turned Thieves – Thwarted by Cybersecurity

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Three suspects have been arrested for a series of crimes they committed at a home they were hired to keep watch over. On Friday, May 3,… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Congratulates the 54th Annual Guerry Award Recipients

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate two Sheriff’s employees who were among the eight recipients honored today, May 8, 2024, with a… Read more »

Goleta Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Operation Planned for May 8, 2024

The Goleta Police Department will conduct a traffic safety operation Wednesday May 8 from 11 am to 5 pm focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety… Read more »

142 Drivers Cited in April for Violating Hands-Free Cell Phone Law

In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, the Goleta Police Department issued 142 citations during the month of April to drivers who violated the state’s… Read more »

Rev Up Safety: May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May, the Goleta Police Department would like to remind drivers to always look twice for motorcycles. By practicing safe driving habits and taking shared… Read more »

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