2021 Press Releases

Two additional inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. The two inmates were detected during the intake screening process.

Public Invited to Participate Through Alternative Methods and Follow Online or Via Cable TV Channel 20 (CSBTV)

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to remind the public about all of the services that can be found on our website. Visit SBSheriff.org to find information and services including; online reporting, breaking news, who's in custody, employment opportunities and more.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Benevolent Posse donated new helmets to the Sheriff's Mounted Enforcement Unit.

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department can help residents save money and improve the environment through the Backyard Composting Program. The County offers resources to help residents learn how to compost where they live.

Polls Are Open to vote for your favorite high school videos for the "People's Choice Award"

Roving Clinic to Open on Monday, April 12, 2021; All Eligible County Residents May Register

La clínica itinerante se abrirá el lunes 12 de abril de 2021; Todos los residentes del condado que cumplan los requisitos pueden inscribirse

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office is re-opening a 45-year-old homicide case this week. Paul Ornelas, who was 16-years-old at the time of his death on June 21, 1975, was found deceased near the railroad tracks at the Turnpike Road overpass in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing preliminary numbers related to the unsanctioned spring break party in Isla Vista known as Deltopia.