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

Chief Luhnow states, “Congrats to our hero public safety dispatchers - honored w a proclamation frm our City’s Mayor during Dispatcher Appreciation Month!”

The Santa Barbara Police Department would like to welcome seven of our newest Police Officers to the family. They will complete the 23 week Basic Academy tomorrow with a graduation ceremony. However, today we are proud to swear them in as official City of Santa Barbara Police Officers. They look forward to protecting and serving everyone in this great community as all of our Police Department family.

DO YOU KNOW ME? The Santa Barbara Police Department needs your help in identifying these subjects -- wanted in connect to the theft of high value merchandise from a store in Santa Barbara. If you recognize either of the individuals contact Sgt. John Ingram: (805) 897-2330 |

Join the SBPD team as we are freezin' for a reason, taking the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Santa Barbara on April 21st at Leadbetter Beach! Click here to view the team page for Santa Barbara Police Department

Santa Barbara Police Department monitoring Montecito Creek flow and rain volume towards Coast Village Road and out to sea.

The City of SB currently has an Emergency Storm Information Hotline, which is 805-897-2600. The hotline is in both English and Spanish. County Storm Information Hotline: 1-833-688-5551 County Storm Information:

The Santa Barbara Police Department would like your help in solving crime. Can you identify this subject? He is involved in the theft of a package on Ferrelo Rd. If you recognize the subject contact Sgt. Ingram (805) 897-2325.

KEYT: School crossing guard needs jump significantly in Santa Barbara

Celebrated #InternationalWomensDay yesterday and the lifelong accomplishments of SBPD Chief Lori Luhnow. What are your thoughts?

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BE THE MATCH! City Fire and Police Communications Director Cyndee Freeman is battling two types of cancer. She is in need of a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. You might be the match for Cyndee or someone else in need of a lifesaving transplant. All you have to do is fill out a short questionnaire and you will be mailed a test kit that you can use to swab your cheek at home then mail back to be tested. There is no cost to test and only 1 in 430 people on the registry are ever called to donate. I filled out the required information and it only took me 7 minutes. HTTPS://JOIN.BETHEMATCH.ORG/HELPCYNDEE

Want to be a part of the SBPD team? Become a Crosswalk Hero!

CIVIC PRIDE FACEBOOK PLEASE SHARE ALERT: Become a Santa Barbara Police Officer. We are recruiting for the next Academy. Application Deadline March 2nd. Written & Physical Agility Test March 9th. Apply today at:

IRS Phone Scam Targeting Taxpayers The Santa Barbara Police Department feels it is important to provide this warning information to the citizens in our community and surrounding communities so they do not fall victim to this scam or any similar scam. We've provided a video of what a typical IRS phone scam sounds like -- scammers called today. Remember it's tax season and these scammer prey on elderly and immigrant communities. Please Share.

Excited to welcome the Signorelli family into our Santa Barbara Police Officer family today. Officer Signorelli is a lateral transfer from the region. We are elated to have him!

Chief Lori Luhnow: Proud to support National Girls and Women in Sports Day as a panelist at the SB Athletic Round Table Luncheon #SBroundtable #SBwomeninsports2018

SANTA BARBARA, CA – January 24, 2018 Third-Time DUI Suspect Critically Injures 91 yr-old Man In Crosswalk Driver had suspended license. On Tuesday evening, January 23rd, 2018 at 7:34 P.M., Nicholas B. Hart, a 26 year old Goleta resident, was traveling southbound on State Street at a high rate of speed when his vehicle struck and severely injured a male pedestrian. The 91 year old elderly victim was attempting to cross the street in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of State Street and Micheltorena Street. Hart, driving a 2003 Honda Civic with a suspended license, was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and also believed to be influenced by prescription drugs. His blood alcohol content was approximately three times above the legal limit. Hart also had in his possession an open bottle of alcohol and marijuana. Hart’s license had been suspended because of two prior DUI convictions. This is his third DUI arrest in just under 3 years. The elderly victim is a Casa Dorinda resident that was displaced during the mud slides. He was transported to Cottage Hospital for treatment. The 91 year-old is listed in “critical condition” with life threatening injuries. Because of the seriousness of his crime, Nicholas Hart is being held on $1M bail at the Santa Barbara County Jail. The charges include felony DUI drugs with injury (23153(g)CVC), felony DUI alcohol with injury (23153(b)CVC) and driving on a suspended license for prior DUI’s (14601.2CVC). Additional charges may be applied. The investigation remains on-going. Video Statement from Chief of Police Lori Luhnow:

Montecito portion of the City of Santa Barbara at Olive Mill Road

The Santa Barbara Police Department has been working directly with Google and Waze mapping services to stem the tide of vehicle traffic entering into the disaster zone. Within that relationship Google sent the SBPD some incredible hi rezo images of the entire disaster area taken after the mud slides. Take a look for yourself. Map link:

ANNOUNCEMENT: Two things to consider before this week’s wallop of a storm 1. Go out to your car and check your tire tred 2. DO NOT drive into a stream of running water, 6 inches could change your life forever!

Lt. Lo Duarte retires after almost three decades of service to the Santa Barbara Police Department

Who Will Take the Gratitude Challenge? #12DaysofGratitude #SantaBarbaraStyle #805Strong RT to show your civic pride!