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Sheriff’s Programs Unit Celebrates Inaugural Graduates of Solar Installation Training Program

Santa Maria, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office Programs Unit is proud to announce the first graduates from the Northern Branch Jail Solar Installation Training Program. Today, four inmates will celebrate… Read more »

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and ABC Participate in Statewide Underage Drinking Enforcement Operation

Isla Vista, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies and agents from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) cited three individuals during ABC’s statewide Shoulder Tap operation… Read more »

Juvenile Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Santa Barbara, Calif.  – Deputies have arrested a juvenile for assaulting two other juveniles with a deadly weapon. On Friday, March 8, 2024, at approximately 8:31 a.m., deputies responded to… Read more »

Arrests Made for the Murder of Violet Evelyn Alberts

Santa Barbara, Calif. – At a press conference earlier today, Sheriff Brown shared updated information in the Violet Evelyn Alberts homicide investigation. Over the past 22 months, detectives have pieced… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Second Juvenile for Knife Attack- Request for Public Assistance in Locating Additional Info

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a second juvenile for the knife attack on February 27, 2024, and are seeking the public’s assistance for any additional information.  On… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Requests Continued Grant Funding for OHV Enforcement

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is seeking grant funding to provide increased patrolling and enforcement of areas where illegal off-road vehicles are being used. The… Read more »

Juvenile Arrested for Knife Attack

Santa Barbara, Calif.  – Deputies have arrested a juvenile for a knife attack that has left another juvenile with injuries. On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at approximately 1:32 p.m., deputies… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Accepting Applications for Citizens Academy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Academy. The Citizen’s Academy is an engaging and informational behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement in Santa Barbara,… Read more »

Goleta Holding DUI Checkpoint February 23, 2024

The Goleta Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the City of Goleta. Checkpoint… Read more »

Coffee with Co-Response

Goleta, Calif.  –The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, along with our partners from Behavioral Wellness are excited to invite the community to a special edition of Coffee with a Cop,… Read more »

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