2017 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department encourages residents to bring old, unwanted electronics to one of the County's free and convenient drop-off sites.

For the 17th consecutive year, the County Budget Book has received the top award from Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada. Last fiscal year, Santa Barbara County was one of 15 counties in California to receive the award.

Updated News Release Officer Involved Shooting Suspect Fatally Injured Santa Barbara -The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing more information about the officer involved shooting that occurred last night, February 12, 2017 just before 9:00 p.m. in the 600 block of Russell Way. The suspect has been identi


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred last night, February 12, 2017, in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County off N. La Cumbre Road.

Prior to this severe winter storm season, the Santa Barbara County Flood Control District, in partnership with Caltrans and Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR), completed capacity improvements to reduce flooding along Las Vegas and San Pedro creeks under Calle Real, State Route 101 and UPRR as part of the Las Vegas/San Pedro Creeks Capacity Improvement Project in Goleta and Santa Barbara.

The Sheriff's Office has learned that Carlos Davis is likely driving a 2002 shiny, black Toyota Celica with a matte black hood possibly with "ING" stickers on the vehicle. The vehicle has a California license plate of 4UNH291. If you see the vehicle, please report it by calling 911.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to locate a convicted felon who is at large and may be armed and dangerous.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office welcomed five new employees and celebrated two promotions today, February 6, 2017, at a ceremony held at the Sheriff's Training Bureau.

The County is seeking residents with an interest in informing and/or participating in a proposed Local Advisory Committee and pilot program that aims to reduce criminal justice system involvement for individuals with co-occurring behavioral health and substance abuse conditions.

At about 1:30 a.m. this morning, February 5, 2017, a UCSB graduate was fatally injured after falling from a second story balcony at an apartment in the 800 block of Embarcadero Del Norte.