Santa Barbara Police Department

  • Agency: Santa Barbara Police Department
  • Address: 215 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, 93101 CA
  • Chief: Camerino Sanchez (Chief of Police)
Phone: (805) 897-2300
Fax: (805) 897-2434

Santa Barbara Police Department is located at 215 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, 93101 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Camerino Sanchez. The Santa Barbara Police Department phone number is (805) 897-2300.

Santa Barbara Police Department News

Smoke-Free City The City Council adopted a new law designating public areas smoke-free to provide a healthy, family-friendly, and clean environment for residents and visitors. Smoke-free outdoor areas will reduce cigarette butt litter, lower the risk of fires, and limit public exposure to secondhand smoke. Smoking is prohibited in the following outdoor public areas: ◾Parks, including sports fields, open spaces, and trails ◾Beaches ◾Sidewalks and paseos citywide in commercial and residential areas ◾City parking structures and lots ◾Stearns Wharf ◾Outdoor restaurant patios before 10:00 p.m. ◾Outdoor recreational areas, sports facilities, community centers, and library plazas ◾Events open to the public such as public markets, parades, festivals, art shows, and concerts ◾Bus stops and ticket areas In addition to the local law, all state laws regarding smoking, including the prohibition against smoking in places of employment is in effect. Smoking is defined to include tobacco, marijuana, and electronic vaping devices. In terms of enforcement, personal responsibility and voluntary compliance will be emphasized to encourage the public to adhere to smoking laws or ask the nearby smoker or business owner for their help to extinguish smoking material.

Santa Barbara Police Sergeant Shawn Hill received the California Police Officers Association Award of Distinction today in Palm Springs, CA. Check out the video!

National Drug Take Back Day: Turn in your expired , unused prescription drugs today at La Cumbre Plaza Mall. 9am to 2pm along the turnout by Starbucks and Lure Restaurant.

Santa Barbara Police Department Beat Coordinators at the YMCA Halloween Event Santa Barbara Family YMCA

Happening NOW ...Tip a Cop 👮 11:30 to 1:30pm and this evening 6:00-8:00pm. Supports the Southern California Special Olympics. Please join us!! California Pizza Kitchen

MEDIA RELEASE SBPD Taking Applications for the Next Citizens Academy SANTA BARBARA, CA –September 5, 2017 The Santa Barbara Police Department is now taking applications for the next English language Citizens Academy which will begin on October 9th, 2017. The Citizens Academy is a great way to learn about the Santa Barbara Police Department, police work, and our community. During the nine-week program participants will be exposed to police training, investigative techniques, and technology. They will also have the opportunity to sign up for the ride-along program with officers on patrol. Classes will be held weekly on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. until December 4th at the Westside Community Center. This program is very popular and class size is limited. There is no cost to participate. For more information please contact Officer Beth Lazarus at (805) 897-2433 or blazarus@sbpd.com, or visit www.sbpd. Joshua Morton Sergeant, Community Services City of Santa Barbara, Police Department (805) 897-2332 | JMorton@sbpd.com SantaBarbaraCA.gov

MEDIA RELEASE Subjects Sought in Connection to Grand Theft SANTA BARBARA, CA – 08/31/2017 The Santa Barbara Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two subjects captured on video surveillance who are wanted for questioning in connection to several grand theft investigations. These crimes occurred at A-OK Power Equipment on Milpas St. The first subject, in black clothing is seen on 08/18/2017, and the second, in the orange vest on 8/21/2017. It is not known at this time if the subjects are working together. One of the subjects, in the orange traffic vest videoed on 08/21/2017, was seen leaving the area in a newer black, 4-door Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle had a modified exhaust and tinted windows. If you have any information regarding the identity of either of the two subjects please contact Detective April DeBlauw at adeblauw@sbpd.com / (805)897-2327 or Detective John Thompson at jthompson@sbpd.com / (805)897-2325. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call our crimes hotline at (805) 897-2386. # # # Seal of the City of Santa Barbara Joshua Morton Sergeant, Community Services City of Santa Barbara, Police Department (805) 897-2332 | JMorton@sbpd.com SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Open Entry Police Officer Testing SANTA BARBARA, CA – 08/18/2017 The City of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Police Department are advising all interested candidates we are currently accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Police Officer. Applicants who participate in and successfully complete the entire vetting process, if hired would attend the Police Academy in Camarillo starting April, 2018. The Santa Barbara Police Department is always seeking out fair, trustworthy, open minded, quality individuals who want to serve their community and become part of a great organization and City. The deadline for submitting your application to the City of Santa Barbara Human Resources office is Thursday, September 7th, 2017 by 5:30pm. The official testing date for this hiring period will be Friday, September 15th, 2017. Please visit the City of Santa Barbara website for job descriptions/requirements and to fill out an application. www.santabarbaraca.gov/jobs.

Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow uses Facebook Live to walk through Mercado De La Guerra during Fiesta -- Saturday night & interviews her officers.

The start of the parade and #ChatwChief

SBPD previews Fiesta Parade route prior to the start to ensure public health and safety.

SBPD released it's FY 17 Q4 Community Policing Report Card today -- check it out!

More pics from today's ride

SANTA BARBARA, CA – July 19, 2017 16-year-old cycles across California to raise awareness for fallen officers Travis Risley, 16 of Napa, CA, is spending his summer cycling the length of the state to raise money for the California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation, which supports the families of fallen officers. The teenager's father, Dan Risley, has worked for Napa Police Department for more than 25 years. On Wednesday, July 19 at 7 A.M. Travis and his support crew will leave Orcutt, CA and ride south about 70 miles through the Central Coast towards the City of Santa Barbara. When he arrives in the late afternoon, he will be provided an escort to the Santa Barbara Police Department. He’ll spend the night in Santa Barbara with the support of the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association. Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow, also an avid cyclist, said “This young man represents the sons and daughters of our own police family that each of us strives to go home to at the end of each shift.” “The Santa Barbara Police Department is glad to support him on this leg of his journey” Luhnow continued. The ride began on July 7th at the Oregon/California border on Highway 101 and will end on July 24th at the Mexican border on Virginia Avenue in San Ysidro. The last Santa Barbara Police Officer to make the ultimate sacrifice was Detective Thomas Guerry on January 13th, 1970. He was shot and killed in the line of duty apprehending a robbery suspect. In May, the Central Coast celebrated the 48th Annual H. Thomas Guerry Awards which bestows the most prestigious law enforcement honor in the Tri-Counties to sworn and civilians deserving of special recognition for Valor and Superior Performance. Support crew contact information: thecaliforniaride@gmail.com Travis has a Facebook page: A Ride to Support Fallen Officers All money he raises goes to the California Peace Officer Memorial Foundation. www.camemorial.org

Excited to welcome this young man tomorrow....

We have located the female and she is safe and back with family. Thank you. The Santa Barbara police department would like your help in locating a missing at risk juvenile female who was last seen at 8 pm tonight in the 3900 block of via lucero. Please call 805 897-2355 if you have any information regarding the location of the female or call 911 if you are currently in contact with her. See below for photo and description. NETANYA VARGAS 17 YEARS OLD LAST SEEN ON A WHT/PINK BICYCLE WHT/PINK BICYCLE HELMET PINK T SHIRT BLK YOGA PANTS. 5-2, 115 LBS,BLK HAIR, BRN EYES. LAST SEEN 3900 VIA LUCERO

Montecito Fire dept pancake breakfast . Our amazing explorers volunteering to help out Santa Barbara Police Activities League

Spanish citizen academy in full swing. Week Two : Probation and Police K-9 unit

Missing Person w/ Dementia - "Ana" Abigail Gomez-Hernandez, has been located. Thank you!

This young man is part of our regional police family. He's in a battle with leukemia. Please help the SBPD stand with Noah and his family by donating blood locally in his name. https://www.facebook.com/yougotthiskid/