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SB County Provides Assistance to Ventura County During Time of Need

 The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office continues to provide support to Ventura County during a difficult time.  Sheriff’s Office employees along with hundreds of people including law enforcement from across the state attended the funeral service today, November 15, 2018, for Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus who was tragically killed along with 11 other… Read more »

Reminder to Join us for Coffee with a Cop Tomorrow in Goleta

As we honor the service and sacrifice of Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ron Helus at his funeral tomorrow, November 15, 2018, we invite you to join your neighbors and Sheriff’s deputies from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at a Coffee with a Cop event at Camino Real Marketplace Starbucks in the City of Goleta. The… Read more »

Goleta Police Department Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant

The Goleta Police Department has been awarded an $85,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Social Media Threat

At approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning, November 13, 2018, the Paso Robles Police Department notified the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office of a school violence threat made by a 22-year-old Orcutt resident on Facebook.  The subject made statements indicating that he wanted to shoot up a school in Santa Maria although he did not specify… Read more »

Suicidal Subject Call Leads to the Arrest of Buellton Man for Making Criminal Threats

At approximately 6:15 pm last night, November 10, 2018, Sheriff’s deputies responded to an apartment in the 500 block of Avenue of Flags in Buellton to a report of a suicidal subject. When deputies arrived, they determined the subject had barricaded himself inside the apartment and refused to come out.  The 44-year-old male made statements… Read more »

Santa Barbara County Continues to Provide Mutual Aid to Ventura County

Santa Barbara County law enforcement continue to provide mutual aid support to Ventura County due to wildfires burning in both Ventura County and Los Angeles County.  There are currently 43 Santa Barbara County peace officers assigned to help provide security patrols to the widespread evacuation areas in both counties. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office… Read more »

Join Us for “Coffee with a Cop” and Meet the New Chief of Police Services for the City of Goleta

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is holding a “Coffee with a Cop” event on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Starbucks located at the Camino Real Marketplace at 7030 Marketplace Drive in the City of Goleta.  We hope you will join us for this opportunity to get to know… Read more »

Santa Barbara County Provides Mutual Aid to Ventura County

Santa Barbara County is providing mutual assistance to Ventura County to help assist with evacuations and road closures due to several wildfires burning in Ventura County.  The fires broke out less than 24 hours after a mass murder at a popular Thousand Oaks restaurant/bar, where the suspect killed 12 people including a 29-year veteran of… Read more »

“Cop Cart” Debut at Cabrillo High School

At Cabrillo High School today, November 7, 2018, in Lompoc, School Resource Deputy Dennis Thomas and a group of Advanced Auto Shop students showed off the result of a two-month long creative project. They spent more than 80 hours transforming a golf cart that was donated to the school into a mode of transportation that… Read more »

Introducing K-9 Duke and Deputy Scott

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is proud to introduce the newest member of our team, K-9 Duke, a specially trained German Shepherd via funding from the Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse’s Project Deputy Dog program. Duke officially started his first day of work at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, October 22, 2018.  Duke’s… Read more »

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