2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, is seeking the public's assistance in an active missing persons investigation.

In an effort to deter and eradicate illegal marijuana cultivation sites, the newly funded Sheriff's Cannabis Compliance Team has been identifying illegal cultivators in Santa Barbara County.

Just after 10:00 p.m. last night, September 11, 2018, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies from the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, and AMR medics responded to the 3300 block of E. Highway 246 for an unresponsive 35-year-old male.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations Wednesday, September 12, 2018, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. last night, September 9, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of shots fired in the 4800 block of Cebrian Ave. in New Cuyama.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the promotions of nine Sheriff's employees including the promotion of a new Second in Command and Chief of Law Enforcement Operations.

Just after midnight, on Saturday, September 8, deputies and officers from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol received a report of occupants in a moving vehicle shooting at pedestrians with a paintball gun

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E Dudley and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Announce that Guilty Verdicts have been reached in the Refugio Oil Spill Criminal Trial.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to introduce the new School Resource Deputy (SRD) for Cabrillo High School and Maple High School in Lompoc.

The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint tomorrow, September 7, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.