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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, as “National Correctional Officer’s Week”.  The Sheriff’s Custody Operations Branch is comprised of more than 200 Custody Deputies and approximately 40 hired professional staff.  We are grateful for the vital public safety service these men and women provide to our community.  The Sheriff’s Office has events planned throughout the week to honor our Custody Deputies and Staff.

Sheriff Bill Brown said he appreciates the great work they do 365 days a year.  He said, “The men and women who work in our Custody Branch do an extraordinary job.  Their work is challenging, demanding and sometimes dangerous, yet they continually exhibit dedication, compassion and professionalism. I am proud to work with such outstanding people.”

In a letter to his staff, Chief Deputy of Custody Operations Vincent Wasilewski said, “I am proud of the hard work you all do here every day. Your dedication and professionalism are truly only surpassed by your perseverance and diligence to duty. It is my privilege to recognize all of those who serve, who have served, and who have been lost while serving, in this most honorable profession. Myself, the Executive Staff, and your Commanders and Lieutenants wish to thank you all for your outstanding service and continued commitment to keeping our community safe.”

The Sheriff’s Office is always looking for outstanding people who want to make a difference to join our custody team. If you are interested in a career with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, we encourage you to go to our website at and go to the Join Us section where we have an on-going recruitment for custody deputies.   The Sheriff’s Office is currently looking to hire as many as 75 new staff in preparation for the opening of the Northern Branch Jail in summer of 2019.

Today, the Sheriff’s Office introduced four new custody deputies at a welcome and swearing in ceremony.  We are pleased to have Custody Deputies Mayra Andrade, Arianna Espinoza, Bradley Luis and Antonio Sandoval join our team and we wish them a great career ahead.

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