Category: General

Detectives Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Santa Maria, Calif. – Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a fatal officer involved shooting. On Saturday, January 13, 2024, at approximately 5:28 pm, deputies responded to the 800-block of Blake Street in Santa… Read more »

Deputies Arrest Suspect for Attempted Homicide and Assault with Intent to Rape

Goleta, Calif. – On Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at around 5:51 AM, deputies responded to an incident at the Best Western South Coast in the 5600-block of Calle Real in… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Announces New Chief Administrative Officer

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office proudly announces the selection of Gary Warkentin as its new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), an executive-level position that leads the… Read more »

In-Custody Death at Main Jail

Santa Barbara, Calif. – On Sunday, December 31, 2023, at approximately 8:10 AM, an inmate jumped from the second floor of a housing unit at the Main Jail Intake and… Read more »

Ministry Group Spreads Holiday Joy at County Jails

Santa Barbara, Calif. – The Sheriff’s Office Programs Unit, Chaplain program and Santa Barbara based non-profit, Impact Ministry, are working together to celebrate this holiday season with the joy of… Read more »

Make This a Holiday Season to Remember: Celebrate Responsibly with a “Go Safely” Game Plan

National “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Enforcement Campaign Begins Dec. 13 The holiday season can be a dangerous time for people on the roads. In December 2021 alone, 1,013… Read more »

Woman Fatally Injured in Traffic Accident

Goleta, Calif. – On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at approximately 6:04 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded with fire and medics to the 7300-block of Hollister, near the intersection of Lowell Way… Read more »

The Goleta Police Department Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for Traffic Enforcement Program to Increase Safety on Roads

The Goleta Police Department was awarded a $135,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The grant will support our ongoing enforcement and education programs to help reduce… Read more »

Sheriff’s Transportation Van Involved in Collision

Santa Maria, Calif. – One custody deputy and two inmates sustained minor injuries in a traffic collision involving a Sheriff’s Office transportation van. On Thursday, December 7, 2023, at approximately… Read more »

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes 13 New Sheriff’s Deputies

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office congratulated and welcomed 13 academy graduates at the Allan Hancock College Basic Law Enforcement Academy graduation today. The class of 26 recruits completed a… Read more »

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