2018 Press Releases

Plastic bags and film plastic should not be placed in your blue recycling can

Former Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Michael W. Dyer will serve as the County's Interim Fire Chief beginning November 5 upon the retirement of current Chief Eric Peterson who is leaving after 31 years of service to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and the City of Goleta invite you to participate in our second "Walk with a Cop" event.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has lost our first and only female K-9 to work for our agency. Retired K-9 Betti passed away yesterday, September 14, 2018, at age 14 due to health complications from old age.

Just before midnight, last night, September 14, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of a cliff fall in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. Several reporting parties said a female college student fell from a balcony and landed in the water.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. yesterday, September 13, 2018, members of the AB109 Compliance Response Team (CRT) developed information that wanted Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS) offender, 35-year-old Saam Massoudi of Santa Maria was hiding out at a home on the 1900 block of Estriga Ct. in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. The funds will be used to boost enforcement efforts in the Isla Vista and Goleta communities.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on September 13, 2018, Fernando Navarro, 19, pled guilty to a felony charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the February 3, 2018, death of his brother Leonardo, 13, in Santa Maria, California.

News Release Citizen's Academy Recruitment Kickoff! Applications are Now Being Accepted Santa Barbara -The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, UCSB Police Department, and the City of Goleta are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the upcoming Citizen's Academy. This seven-week interactiv

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.