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With its roots embedded in Spanish California, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has always been a reflection of the community it serves. Founded in 1850, it stands with the oldest law enforcement agencies in the state of California.

We, the members of your Sheriff’s Office, are responsible for enforcing the laws, upholding the Constitutions, and providing custody and court services.
We are committed to enhancing the quality of life through effective partnerships, protecting persons and property, while serving as role models to our community.

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Inmate dies on Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara County Jail

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An inmate died Thursday morning after collapsing in Santa Barbara County Jail. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 49-year-old inmate appeared to have died of natural causes. At about 9:30 a.m., Johnny DeWitt collapsed and became unresponsive.... (Continue reading)

Deputies save Santa Maria man from self-immolation


A Santa Maria man stopped at a Buellton gas station Saturday night to fill up his pickup. Instead of simply filling up the tank, the man poured gas in the front seat of his truck, as well as all over... (Continue reading)

Deputy shoots at suicidal man in Orcutt


A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy fired a shot at a reportedly suicidal man in Orcutt on Monday. [KSBY] Around 4 p.m., deputies responded to report of a suicidal man on Julien Drive who was attempting to stab himself. The... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara DA charges Paula Lopez

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The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office has charged longtime local news anchor Paula Lopez Ochoa with six misdemeanors for an incident last month in which she allegedly drove under the influence and assaulted two officers. Ochoa, 50, has long... (Continue reading)

Panga beaches on Gaviota coast


Authorities arrested two Riverside area men Monday after a panga boat beached in Santa Barbara County. Law enforcement personnel found the panga at San Onofre Beach within the Gaviota State Park. A resident first noticed the boat around 9 a.m.... (Continue reading)

Monarch Grove robber also suspected in Goleta robbery


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives are trying to determine whether the man who robbed the Monarch Grove Winery on Sunday also robbed a Goleta CVS late that night. Around noon Sunday, a robber wearing an old man mask, an Elvis... (Continue reading)

Good Samaritans come to officer’s aid in Lompoc

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department is crediting two men for coming to the aid of a deputy who was being attacked by a drunken suspect last week. On Monday, the deputy responded to a request to remove a “belligerent... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach woman killed in crash identified


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department identified the Grover Beach woman who was killed after her car plunged 400 feet down a cliff near Stagecoach Road and Highway 154 as Georgette Gonzales, 59. At about 1 p.m. on Thursday, a... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara motorcyclist evades police for 70 miles


A motorcyclist reportedly reached speeds of up to 130 mph as he led law enforcement on a 70-mile chase across much of Santa Barbara County on Sunday. At around 1:45 p.m., a Guadalupe police offer observed Kaichi Sato, a 28-year-old... (Continue reading)

Second person killed in Central Coast plane crash

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A second person died in a Thursday night plane crash in a remote area of Santa Barbara County. The plane reportedly took off from an airport in  San Luis Obispo County en route to San Diego. Authorities found the body... (Continue reading)

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