2018 Press Releases

As part of an on-going effort in Santa Barbara County to reduce the amount of victims being abused by human traffickers, Sheriff's detectives assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau and Criminal Investigations Bureau conducted a two-day undercover operation in the City of Goleta this past Thursday and Friday night

Six high school students were taken to the hospital for medical clearance this morning, September 24, 2018, after they were determined to be under the influence of Xanax.

Stores throughout the State improperly handled and disposed of hazardous waste

The Best Way to Prevent Seasonal Flu is to Get Vaccinated Every Year

In celebration of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 25, Registrar of Voters Joe Holland encourages Santa Barbara County residents to exercise their right as citizens and make sure they are registered to vote for the upcoming General Election.

The Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters office is looking for volunteers to serve as poll workers for the November 6, 2018 Consolidated General Election.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, September 23, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a suicidal subject who was on the Turnpike Road overpass attempting to jump.

A Goleta resident arrested on September 10, 2018 in Hope Ranch for prowling and stealing a vehicle is also wanted for crimes in Santa Cruz County.

Plastic bags and film plastic should not be placed in your blue recycling can

Former Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Michael W. Dyer will serve as the County's Interim Fire Chief beginning November 5 upon the retirement of current Chief Eric Peterson who is leaving after 31 years of service to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.