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Mission Statement

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.

About the Department

The County of Santa Barbara covers 2,737 square miles. The Sheriff also serves as the County Coroner.  The Coroners bureau investigates all suspicious deaths in the county.  


The Sheriff’s Office provides law enforcement services for the unincorporated area of the County, plus the cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta, and Solvang by contract. In addition, we contract with the United States Forest Service, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Santa Maria Joint Union High School and various other non-profits.  The Sheriff’s Office manages the joint Fire/Sheriff Air Support Bureau and the County Dispatch center. 


The Sheriff’s Office provides correctional services for the entire County. The Sheriff’s Office has a staffing level of 662.81 full time employees who work at 28 different work sites throughout the County.


The Sheriff’s Office provides security services to the Santa Barbara Superior Courts.


The Sheriff’s Office has four budget programs, (1) Administration & Support, (2) Custody Operations, (3) Law Enforcement Operations, and (4) Court Security Services. 

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