2016 Press Releases

On October 4, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. Sheriff's patrol deputies and investigators from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau served a narcotics related search warrant in the 1100 block of Patterson Road in Orcutt.

Progress Report Presented to County Board of Supervisors

Former Riverside County Assistant Public Defender Named to the Role

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown was honored yesterday, October 3, 2016, as the recipient of the Sherman Block Law Enforcement Professional of the Year Award. The honor is from the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA) and is the organization's most prestigious award for which a law enforcement professional can be nominated.

News Release Sheriff's Office Invites Public to Participate in "National Coffee with a Cop Day" on Friday Santa Barbara – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in participating with "National Coffee with a Cop Day" this Friday, October 7, 2016. The public is in


October 9th-15th has been declared "National Fire Prevention Week", a time to reflect on our nation's past fire history, remembering the "Great Chicago Fire of 1871" and how out of that tragedy, a national interest in fire prevention and safety emerged.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department invites you to the 25th annual Buellton Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast benefiting our local schools. A pancake breakfast will be prepared and served by your local firefighters.

On September 20, 2016 investigators from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau, Santa Barbara Regional Crime Abatement Team and the California Department of Justice, concluded a five-month investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SBCSAR) team members worked throughout the night and until about noon today to locate and rescue a lost hiker. The team was called out at approximately 10:30 p.m. last night, September 29, 2016, to locate a lost hiker in the Cold Springs Trail area.

Santa Barbara County Public Works and Explore Ecology will teach students at several Goleta Union School District campuses about composting and reducing the production of methane in our landfills.