2019 Press Releases

At 10:30 p.m. on November 25, 2019, Santa Barbara County proclaimed a local emergency (see attached proclamation) due to the Cave Fire that started burning in the Santa Ynez Mountains east of the intersection of State Highway 154 and East Camino Cielo Road.

A las 10:30 p.m. del 25 de noviembre de 2019, el condado de Santa Bárbara proclamó una emergencia local (vea la proclamación adjunta) debido al Incendio Cave que comenzó a arder en las montañas de Santa Ynez al este de la intersección de la carretera estatal 154 y la carretera East Camino Cielo.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for their upcoming Citizen's Academy. The Citizen's Academy is an engaging and informational behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement in Santa Barbara.

In anticipation of the upcoming wet weather, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to offer some tips on how you can be safe while driving in the rain.

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at approximately 5:42 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies along with fire and medics were dispatched to the area of Avenue of the Flags and Highway 246 for a report of a hit-and-run traffic collision involving a pedestrian.

Mark your calendar for 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 29 to attend the first Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Santa Barbara County Parks Division at Cachuma Lake.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 21st Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest.

On Friday, November 22, 2019, Sheriff's Office Detectives served a search warrant in the 6700-block of Del Playa as part of the investigation into a robbery that occurred on Monday.

This morning, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office celebrated the graduation of 16 Sheriff's Custody Deputies, one Lompoc Police Jailer, and one independent Custody Deputy from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.

The Santa Barbara County MED-Project, which operates a local program to collect unwanted medications, has released its first annual report for 2018.