Sheriff's Message


Four Teenagers Arrested Following Burglaries

At approximately 12:20 p.m. today, May 15, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting several suspects scaling a backyard residential fence in the area of Union Valley and Hwy 101 and carrying what was described as a flat screen television. Several other witnesses in the area called in… Read more »

Blood Drive This Thursday at Sheriff’s Headquarters

Be a Hero and Donate Blood This Thursday at Sheriff’s Headquarters in Santa Barbara We request your participation in a Blood Drive this Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. at Sheriff’s Headquarters located at 4434 Calle Real in Santa Barbara. To make an appointment, please call 805-543-4290 ext. or go to Use sponsor… Read more »

Panga Intercepted and 18 Suspects Arrested

At approximately 1:00 a.m. this morning, May 12, 2018,  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s narotics detectives conducted surveillence in the area of Arroyo Quemada and HWY 101 in the County of Santa Barbara in an attempt to combat “Panga style” boats smuggling marijuana. At approximately 4:45 a.m., Sheriff’s detectives observed a dark colored truck in the… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Introduces New San Marcos High School Resource Deputy

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that after an internal recruitment process, Deputy Jaycee Hunter was selected as the new School Resource Deputy for San Marcos High School.  Deputy Hunter has 33 years of law enforcement experience and is a graduate of San Marcos High School as is his wife.  The… Read more »

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint tomorrow, May 11, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.  The Goleta PD supports the new effort from… Read more »

Most Wanted Wednesday

Michael Berger is wanted on a $150,000.00 warrant charging him with felony stalking.  He is described as 5-7, 169 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes.  His last known address was in Santa Barbara City.

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations Planned for Goleta

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations on Thursday, May 10, 2018, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.  The Traffic Unit will be deployed to crackdown on drivers and pedestrians who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users. The department… Read more »

Join Us for Tip A Cop This Wednesday at Petrini’s and Raise Money for Special Olympics

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office encourages you to come to a Tip a Cop dinner this Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Petrini’s Italian Restaurant located at 14 W. Calle Laureles in Santa Barbara.  From 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., volunteer waiters and waitresses from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Barbara County Probation,… Read more »

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity during “National Correctional Officers and Employees Week” to say thank you and recognize our hard working and dedicated Custody Deputies and Custody Staff. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution last week recognizing the week of May 6, 2018,… Read more »

Ten 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 10 Sheriff’s Office Custody Deputies from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.   The graduates received their certificates of completion yesterday, May 4, 2018, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.  The majority… Read more »

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