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Santa Barbara – Sheriff Bill Brown announced today that on Monday, October 10, 2019, Raquel Zick will become the new public information officer for the Sheriff’s Office.

Zick, who began her career with Santa Barbara County in 2001 as an intake & release specialist for the Probation Department, has worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 2003. She has served as a sheriff’s deputy, dispatcher, administrative office professional, and, most recently, as the administrative assistant to the sheriff.

“Raquel Zick has served as a Probation Department employee and as a sworn law enforcement officer, emergency communications dispatcher and administrative support staff member with our agency. Her unique, blended background makes her an ideal fit for this position. She is dedicated, conscientious, creative and an excellent communicator. She excels in the field of social media and I know she will continue to do an outstanding job in her new role.”

Zick has worked on the Sheriff’s Media Team for several years. She is a member of the Carpinteria Rotary Club and volunteers as a Boy Scouts Assistant Den Leader, Little League Team Mom, and as a Read Across America volunteer. She is the founder of the Santa Barbara County Women in Law Enforcement Group, a county-wide auxiliary group that unites women working in the law enforcement field toward common goals.

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