President’s Message

President’s Message

Read the latest message from SBCDSA President Neil Gowing. Read More

About Us

About Us

Formed in 1971, the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (SBCDSA) represents the more than 440 dedicated and professional members of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Investigators. Read More

Meet the Board

Meet the Board

The Board is composed of five executive officers and six directors that represent sworn Deputy Sheriffs, Custody Deputies, DA Investigators and Dispatchers. Members of the Board are all full time employees of the Sheriff’s Department and District Attorneys Office. Read More

In the News

Riven Rock Remains Are Native American

... underground during what is now described as “digging a trench for a residential construction project” by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

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Law Enforcement Video of the Day

Car Thief Suspect Shoots Himself in Head During Foot Pursuit

Hollywood, CA - On May 1, 2021, Hollywood uniform personnel were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle (Black Audi SUV); determined to be a stolen rental car. During the pursuit, the suspect collided with two vehicles and stopped on Hobart Avenue north of Sunset Boulevard. The suspect fled on foot northbound Hobart Avenue, jumping over a fence and running eastbound to the rear of the complex at the 1550

Training Corner

Visit the Training Corner for information and resources regarding POST, STC, CNOA, LA HIDTA and more. Please click below to see a list training classes and the latest case law updates.

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Corrections News

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Gordon Graham’s Tip of the Day

Abuse of Sick Leave in Public Safety

Gordon Graham shares his views and expertise on critical public safety issues. Every week, you will learn a valuable tip that will save you grief down the road.

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