2017 Press Releases

Film Shows How Brain Science Can Help Break Cycles of Violence and Abuse

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help identify and locate several suspects wanted for placing skimmer devices on ATM machines at two Rabobanks this past Sunday, March 5, 2017.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that our Santa Barbara Explorer Post 830 is looking for new members. Explorer Post 830 covers the South County and currently has 10 active explorers.

Today, throughout California, results were released from a scientific survey on tobacco, alcohol, and nutrition in California stores. This survey was the largest of its kind. In Santa Barbara County, there were concerning findings including an alarming spike in the availability of electronic cigarettes.

Hoy, a lo largo de California, los resultados fueron publicados de un estudio científico sobre tabaco, alcohol y la nutrición en las tiendas de California. Esta encuesta fue la más grande de su clase. En el condado de Santa Barbara, había resultados preocupantes, incluyendo un aumento alarmante en la disponibilidad de cigarrillos electrónicos.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is seeking grant funding to provide increased patrolling and enforcement of areas where illegal off-road vehicles are being used.

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works and Santa Barbara County Water Agency invite community members to attend a Groundwater Sustainability Agency Formation Stakeholder Forum for the non-adjudicated portions ("fringe areas") of the Santa Maria Groundwater Basin

In response to the community's expressed concerns over recent immigration orders, ICE activity, and the use of County resources to augment federal ICE efforts for immigration enforcement, Santa Barbara County's collective public safety divisions of Sheriff, District Attorney, Public Defender, Probation and Agricultural Commissioner have issued the following information.

Cachuma Lake is the place to be this month for rest, relaxation, recreation and adventure. The winter storms brought much-needed rain and the lake is looking more like its old self now filled to half-capacity. The lake is open year-round for both camping and day use.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with a vehicle theft and credit card fraud.