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Sheriff’s Office Highlights the Unseen Work of Custody Staff During National Corrections Week

Santa Barbara – May 2-8, 2021 is National Correctional Officers Week – a time when we honor and thank all of our hard-working custody deputies and those who support them. This week, Sheriff Brown, along with the members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office will be celebrating and thanking our custody staff, whose excellent work is often unseen.

The Sheriff’s Office Custody Branch is comprised of the Custody Operations Division and the Custody Support Division. Within these divisions are Custody Deputies, Sheriff’s Service Technicians, Cooks, Administrative Office Professionals, Correctional Counselors, and Utility Workers. All of these staff members work the behind the scenes to keep the County of Santa Barbara and the inmates entrusted in their care safe. This task has been especially challenging and imperative during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sheriff Brown said “I am very proud of our local response to the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Despite infections of staff, contract staff and inmates, protocols were quickly enacted and refined to keep our jail, our people and our inmates safe. The commitment, courage and dedication of our custody colleagues is front and center every day as they continue to confine and care for some of our community’s most difficult and dangerous people. They do so in a secure and humane way and every day they model the type of behavior that our inmates need to see.”

If you, or someone you, know is interested in a rewarding and exciting career in our Custody Operations Division, the Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications now. Visit our website, to join our team.

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