2019 Press Releases

This week, the Sheriff's Office is celebrating milestones in the careers of 2 of our K9s. Yesterday was the last working day for Sheriff's K9 Magnum who is retiring with over 6 years of service.

On Monday, December 16, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Bureau, Cannabis Compliance Team, with the assistance of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office, executed a series of search warrants in Santa Barbara County and Los Angeles County.

This morning at the Sheriff's Office Training Bureau classroom, Sheriff Brown welcomed 10 new members to the Sheriff's Office team.

The public is invited to attend an informational community meeting with County of Santa Barbara public safety and flood control officials and the U.S. Forest Service Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) team

Se invita al público a asistir a una reunión informativa con los funcionarios de seguridad pública y control de inundaciones del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el equipo de Respuesta a Emergencias para Áreas Quemadas por Incendios (BAER, pos sus siglas en inglés) del Servicio Forestal de los EE. UU. a las 5:30 p.m. jueves, 19 de diciembre en 6100 Wallace Becknell Rd., Santa Bárbara (Direct Relief International).

Looking for an opportunity to help a shelter dog or cat? Interested in getting to know an animal you are thinking of adopting? Join us for The Foster Express Challenge!

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the May 7, 2019 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Francisco Anthony Alcaraz Jr.

On Sunday, December 8, 2019 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to the parking lot of Zodo's Bowling and Beyond on a report of a fight. When they arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot with severe injuries to her head and face.

The Goleta Police Department encourages everyone attending holiday parties and gatherings where alcohol may be involved to use a designated sober driver.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today BevMo! Inc. has been ordered to pay penalties, costs, and restitution in a civil law enforcement case alleging BevMo! posted prices in stores and advertisements and charged higher prices at the time of checkout.