Sheriff's Message


Sheriff’s K-9 Unit Receives Grant Funding Thanks to Your Votes

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that thanks to your votes we were awarded $500 in grant funding from the Aftermath K9 Grant.  We are planning to use the funding to purchase a protective vest for our new K-9 Duke.  We appreciate everyone who voted for us in this nation-wide contest… Read more »

16 Sheriff’s Office Cadets Graduate from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 16 Sheriff’s Custody Deputies and one independent Custody Deputy from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.   The graduates received their certificates of completion today, November 21, 2018, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Complex… Read more »

Motorized Scooters in the City of Goleta

The City of Goleta Police Department would like to take a moment to provide some important safety information and laws surrounding the use of motorized scooters: Per California Vehicle Code section 21235, the operator of a motorized scooter shall not do any of the following: Operate a motorized scooter without wearing a properly fitted and… Read more »

Goleta Deputies Arrest Local Resident for Narcotics Sales

In the early morning hours of 11/19/2018, members of the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau and the Goleta City Police served a search warrant in the 300 block of Ellwood Beach Drive, which was related to a narcotics sales investigation. During the search warrant, deputies located over an ounce of methamphetamine, half an ounce of heroin,… Read more »

Introducing the New Isla Vista Community Resource Deputy

The Isla Vista community has a new Community Resource Deputy.  Sr. Deputy Justin Schroeder, a 13-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, was selected for the position after a competitive selection process and started his new assignment on November 5, 2018.  Sr. Deputy Schroeder is excited about his new role and motivated to have a positive… Read more »

34 Santa Barbara County Residents Graduate from the Citizen’s Academy

After seven weeks of interactive classes, 34 Santa Barbara County residents graduated today, November 17, 2018, from the Citizen’s Academy.  The participants ranged from 18 to 45 years of age with different backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives.  The group included students, entrepreneurs, educators, social service workers, University staff and medical professionals, just to name a… Read more »

Residential Burglary Suspects Arrested After Search

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on November 16, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to investigate a burglary from the previous night at a ranch in the 1200 block of North Glenn Annie Road, in a rural area just north of the City of Goleta.  During the course of the investigation, the responding deputy interrupted a suspect attempting… Read more »

Suspects Wanted for Recent Burglaries at Lompoc Area Schools Identified

Over the past two months, the Sheriff’s Office has investigated numerous burglaries at several Lompoc area schools including Buena Vista Elementary School, Cabrillo High School and Maple High School.  Through the course of the investigation, three Cabrillo High School students were identified as persons of interest in the string of burglaries. The Sheriff’s School Resource… Read more »

Search and Rescue Team Help Search for Camp Fire Victims

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SBCSAR) Team has ten team members assigned to help the Butte County Sheriff’s Department search for victims who perished in the devastating Camp Fire.  There are 63 confirmed fatalities and hundreds of people still reported missing.  The SBCSAR team is among the group of approximately 500 Search… Read more »

Pedestrian Fatally Injured by Train in Montecito

At approximately 7:10 a.m. today, November 16, 2018, an adult female was walking northbound on the railroad tracks adjacent to the southbound Olive Mill Rd. off-ramp in Montecito when she was struck by a southbound Amtrak passenger train. The engineer observed the woman on the tracks when the train came around a curve.  The train’s… Read more »

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