Sheriff's Message


Visitation Reinstated at Main Jail

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Due to COVID-19, the County of Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office suspended in-person visiting in June 2022. With conditions improving throughout the County, the Sheriff’s Office has… Read more »

Sheriff’s Detectives Investigating Homicide on East Mountain Drive

Montecito, Calif. – Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a woman that resulted from her being struck by a vehicle on East Mountain Drive on Thursday, September 29, 2022…. Read more »

Marketplace McDonalds to Host “Coffee with a Cop” on October 5, 2022

The Goleta Police Department has partnered with the Camino Real Marketplace McDonalds location for a “Coffee with a Cop” event on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 10… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Honors Exemplary Performance in 2021

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the Sheriff’s employees and community members who were recently honored at an Annual Recognition Awards Program and Luncheon held at… Read more »

Deputies Arrest La Mirada Man for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Goleta, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies quickly tracked down and arrested a La Mirada man for an assault with a deadly weapon. At approximately 9:16 a.m., deputies responded to the area… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Hosting First Responder Career Fair

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a First Responder Career Fair on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m. at Riverview Park in Buellton. This… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Congratulates Recently Promoted Staff Members

On Monday, September 19, 2022, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office congratulated eight. staff members on their recent promotions. The ceremony was held at the Santa Barbara County Board of… Read more »

Custody Deputies and Wellpath Staff Reverse Overdose at Main Jail

Santa Barbara, Calif. – An inmate at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail was resuscitated thanks to the swift life-saving efforts of Custody Deputies and their Wellpath healthcare partners. On… Read more »

Notice of Inmate Death

Santa Maria, Calif. – On Friday, September 9, 2022, at 10:48 pm., 35-year-old Kristina Marie Chermak of Santa Barbara, died at the Santa Barbara County Northern Branch Jail. Chermak was… Read more »

Santa Barbara County Residents Invited to 21st Anniversary of 9/11 Ceremony

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Members of the public are invited to attend a special ceremony commemorating the 21st anniversary of 9/11. The event will be held on Sunday, September 11,… Read more »

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