2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week to recognize and say thank you to the highly trained, professional and compassionate team of public safety dispatchers at the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center.

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department can help residents save money and improve the environment through the Backyard Composting Program.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is announcing that voting is underway for the 19th Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest "People's Choice Award".

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing preliminary numbers related to the unsanctioned Spring Break party in the coastal community of Isla Vista known as Deltopia.

16-year-old Eternity Pittman of Carpinteria has been located safely with her mother. She was located today, April 6, 2018, through investigative means and determined to be safe.

Video Installation Shines a Light on Local Watershed

Las pruebas de laboratorio de las aguas del océano basadas en muestras tomadas en playas locales en el condado de Santa Bárbara el 2 de abril, revelan que la mayoría de las aguas del océano del Condado de Santa Bárbara son seguras para la entrada de los residentes ya que los niveles bacterianos cumplen con los estándares estatales.

El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional y las agencias de emergencia del condado están monitoreando un sistema de tormenta que se dirige hacia el Condado de Santa Bárbara. Se espera que la precipitación comience el viernes por la tarde, 6 de abril, comenzando en las porciones del norte del condado, y continuará hasta el sábado por la tarde. Se esperan vientos del noroeste de 20 a 30 millas por hora con ráfagas de viento de hasta 40 millas por hora en áreas aisladas desde esta tarde hasta mañana por la madrugada.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has received a large number of reports county-wide the past several weeks regarding several different familiar phone scams. These scammers are going to great lengths to trick residents into giving them money.

Laboratory tests of ocean waters based on samples taken at local beaches in Santa Barbara County on April 2, reveal that most Santa Barbara County ocean waters are safe for entry by residents as bacterial levels meet state standards.