2010 Annual Report - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department


2010 Annual Report - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff’s Office

Santa Barbara County

2 0 1 0 Annual Report


Table of Contents

Letter from the Sheriff ....................................................................2

Guiding Principles...........................................................................3

Mission Statement ..........................................................................4

Organizational Chart .......................................................................5

Office of the Sheriff ........................................................................6

Law Enforcement Operations ............................................................9

Custody Operations ...................................................................... 16

Support Services.......................................................................... 19

H. Thomas Guerry Award ............................................................... 21

Sheriff’s Office Awards .................................................................. 22

Quarterly Awards ......................................................................... 24

Retirements & Promotions.............................................................. 28

Labor Organizations...................................................................... 29

Service Locations ......................................................................... 30


Honorable Members of the Board of Supervisors, and

Citizens of Santa Barbara County:


I am pleased to present to you the Santa Barbara County

Sheriff’s Office’s 2010 Annual Report. The year was one of

continued challenges for the men and women of our agency, as

they dealt with another year of unrelenting budget cuts due to

the financial crisis.

Crime rose considerably in the County’s unincorporated regions

and our contract cities during 2010. Although still well below

historic highs, Part 1 violent crimes increased by almost 63%

(246 to 400), while Part 1 Property crimes rose by almost 25% (1,059 to 1,321). The

ongoing economic downturn, continuing decline in criminal justice system resources,

and the forced early release of criminals from our severely overcrowded jail system

may have all have a hand in this troubling increase in crime.

Despite this bad news, there was much to celebrate during 2010. Our agency was

formally honored by the California State Association of Counties with two of their

prestigious Challenge Awards. One was for Operation Medicine Cabinet, a program that

restricts access to dangerous prescription drugs by offering a safe means of disposal.

The other was for Recycle a Bicycle – an innovative program that has inmates renovate

bicycles for at-risk youth.

There were other significant accomplishments during the year. In April we were

privileged to host the California State Sheriffs’ Association’s 116 th Annual Conference.

Our Explorer Program won numerous awards at several competitions during the year,

and our Mounted Unit had the honor of opening the 2010 Fiesta Rodeo.

There were also many impressive statistics compiled by the men and women of the

Sheriff’s Office in ongoing areas of responsibility: 132,718 calls for service handled;

19,790 reports taken; 8,156 arrests were made by members of this organization alone

during the year; a total of 18,335 criminals were booked by all law enforcement

agencies into the County Jail. The Coroner’s Office handled 1,445 cases. The Bomb

Squad was activated 21 times, while the Search & Rescue Team had 124 call-outs and

effected 49 actual rescues. In addition to these impressive statistics, there are many

more contained within this report.

As we look to the future, I remain grateful to the members of this agency for their

continuing professionalism and positive, “can-do” attitudes. These men and women

personify our guiding principles: Integrity, Caring, Courage, Fairness and Service. I am

proud to lead them, and to have the honor of being your Sheriff.






Guiding Principles


We are responsible for our actions, which are based upon

the highest standard of ethics. We are committed to

being honest, moral and



We are considerate, selfless and supportive in all our



We take action, even at personal risk, by protecting the

community, safeguarding the public interest, and

improving the organization.


We treat everyone with respect and dignity. We are

impartial and just in our decisions and conduct.


We perform our duties with professional excellence. We

are dedicated and responsive to our community.



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.



Organizational Chart



Office of the Sheriff

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is led by

the elected Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner.

The Undersheriff assumes command in the

absence of the Sheriff. The Undersheriff is

responsible for directing the operations of all the

major divisions, including law enforcement,

custody and administration.

The Office of the Sheriff includes the Office of

Professional Standards, Public Information Office,

the Sheriff’s Adjutant, the Community Services

Division, the Aero Squadron, and the Sheriff’s

Volunteer Team. These offices report directly to

the Sheriff due to the nature of the duties and

responsibilities involved.

In December 2010, Sheriff Brown was appointed

by Governor Schwarzenegger to serve on the

Mental Health Services Oversight and

Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) as the

State's county sheriff representative. The

MHSOAC commission was established in November

2004, when California voters passed Proposition

63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The

law calls for the establishment of the MHSOAC

responsible for overseeing the Adults and Older

Adults Systems of Care Act; Human Resources;

Innovative Programs; Prevention & Early

Intervention Programs; and the Children’s Mental

Health Services Act.

Emergency Preparedness

Natural or man-made emergencies can happen

quickly, without warning, and have long-term

consequences. The goal of emergency

preparedness is to save lives, prevent injuries, to

facilitate recovery if an emergency occurs, and

protect people, animals, property and the

environment. The Sheriff’s Office Emergency

Preparedness and Planning Coordinator works to

anticipate problems and propose possible

solutions. In 2010, the coordinator participated in

two airport disaster drills, two active shooter drills,

a state-wide terrorist drill, a dam failure drill and

numerous table-top exercises to enhance Sheriff’s

Office emergency response capabilities.



Professional Standards

Public Information Officer

Sheriff’s Adjutant

Community Services Division

Aero Squadron

Sheriff’s Volunteer Team

Crime Prevention Unit

The Crime Prevention Support staff oversees

programs such as: Sheriff’s Volunteer Team

(SVT), Aero Squadron, Project Lifesaver,

Operation Medicine Cabinet and Crime Prevention

programs including Neighborhood Watch, Elder

Abuse, and Senior Scams.

In 2010, Crime Prevention Specialists conducted

over 450 presentations to community groups,

churches, schools, service clubs, public events and

a number of professional organizations. These

presentations included topics on Child Safety,

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

(CPTED), Domestic and Teen Dating Violence

Awareness, Drug Awareness, Every 15 Minutes,

Guardian Program, Home Security, Identity Theft,

Internet and Social Networking Safety, National

Night Out, Neighborhood Watch, Real DUI Court in

Schools, and the Go Direct Program. The Crime

Prevention Unit was awarded the 2010 Sheriff’s

Citation Unit Award for their work with the public.

FBI National Executive Institute

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) selected

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown to attend

its acclaimed executive training program in

Virginia. The FBI’s National Executive Institute

(NEI) invites a select group of chief executives

from the largest law enforcement agencies in the

Unites States and other countries to attend three

one-week training sessions. The program focuses

on contemporary issues and strategic leadership

development. The cost of the program, including

food, lodging, and air fare is paid for by the NEI.



Sheriff’s Volunteer Team

In keeping with the Sheriff’s Office Vision Statement, we are committed to using trained community

volunteers as a fiscally-responsible resource. The Sheriff’s Volunteer Team (SVT) is a proactive, nonconfrontational,

community-based crime prevention program utilizing citizen volunteers to assist the

Sheriff’s Office in meeting its law enforcement objectives during the normal course of operation and in

times of disaster, emergency, and civil defense. In 2010, Sheriff’s Volunteer Team member Timothy

Carney was honored as the Sheriff’s Office Civilian Employee of the Fourth Quarter. The Santa Barbara

County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association also honored Mr. Carney with a Distinguished Service Award.

Project Lifesaver

In May of 2008, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office joined Project Lifesaver, an electronic

monitoring system for persons with Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Downs Syndrome or other

cognitive disorders that may cause them to wander or become lost. This program has turned out to be

100% successful. The system allows highly trained Search and Rescue personnel to locate these

vulnerable persons in a fraction of the time most searches require. This reduces the possibility of injury

to the individual and allows emergency personnel to quickly return to other community needs. This

program was made possible with the support of Lions Club International and private donations.

Operation Medicine Cabinet

The California State Association of Counties honored Operation Medicine Cabinet with a 2010 Challenge

Award for being one of the State’s most innovative County programs. The Santa Barbara County

Sheriff’s Office and the Resource Recovery and Waste Management Division of the County Public Works

Department partnered in the program. The program’s main objectives are to stem youth abuse of

pharmaceuticals, reduce drug induced medical emergencies, and to keep our water supply free of

pollution. Each Sheriff’s Office station has a secure collection box for the safe and convenient disposal of

unwanted, or unused, household medications. In 2010, over 6,000 pounds of unused medications were

collected by the Sheriff’s Office from collection events and the drop-off boxes.

CSSA 116th Conference

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office hosted the California State Sheriffs’ Association (CSSA)

116th Conference focusing on law enforcement tools, challenges and solutions. CSSA is a nonprofit,

professional organization comprised of the 58 county elected sheriffs, law enforcement personnel and

citizens throughout California. The association was formed by sheriffs to improve and provide effective

service and protection to the people of California. This collaboration allows the sheriffs to assist each

other in fulfilling their duties and obligations as chief law enforcement officers of their respective

counties. The annual conference brings together sheriffs as they work to develop professionally, share

solutions to common challenges, receive legal updates and training, and explore the latest technology

and services from more than 50 vendors and exhibitors.


Aero Squadron

The Sheriff’s Aero Squadron

provides a volunteer airborne surveillance, search

and rescue capability within the county. Utilizing

their unique knowledge and skills of flying and

aerial observation, volunteer members dedicate

their personal time and aircraft in support of this

vital community service. The squadron’s

secondary purpose is to provide air transportation

to Sheriff’s Office staff, as well as county

managers and executives on official business. The

use of the Aero Squadron saves the Sheriff’s Office

and other County departments thousands of

dollars each year in travel costs. In 2010, the

Aero Squadron performed approximately 365

hours of flight time, recruited 4 new pilots

bringing their membership to 28 active Aero

Squadron pilots.

Citizen’s Academy

Twenty-five people graduated from the

Sheriff’s Office 2010 Citizen’s Academy,

hosted by the City of Solvang. The sevenweek

Citizen's Academy was developed to

educate the public regarding the role of local law

enforcement and to give them a better

understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and


operations of their local Sheriff's Office. The

Citizen's Academy program helps to foster mutual

trust and cooperation between law enforcement

and the communities served.

During the Academy, the attendees were

introduced to Sheriff Bill Brown and met the

“real people behind the badge” – the men

and women of the Sheriff’s Office. They

learned about the duties of our Forensics

Unit, the Special Enforcement Team (SET),

Bomb Squad, Detective Bureau, Narcotics

Unit, Mounted Unit and the K-9 Unit. They

toured the Mail Jail and the Santa Barbara

County Emergency Dispatch Center, where

they observed Custody Deputies and

Dispatchers performing their assignments.

They visited the County Court House and the

Air Support facility at the Santa Ynez

Airport, learning about the duties of Bailiffs and

the Air Support Staff. Attendees had the

opportunity to fire live and simulated firearms at

the Sheriff’s Indoor Range, and they experienced

the driving simulators at the Allan Hancock

Law Enforcement Training Academy.

Additionally, the participants learned about the

volunteer opportunities available to them, such

as the Search and Rescue Team, Sheriff’s

Volunteer Program, and the Explorer Program.



Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Operations is responsible for

providing primary law enforcement services to

approximately 200,000 people in the

unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County and

the contract cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta

and Solvang. In 2010, there were 132,718 calls

for service for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s

Office law enforcement units; 19,766 reports were

written and 11,427 people were arrested.

A Chief Deputy leads the three divisions within

Law Enforcement Operations: North County

Operations, South County Operations, and

Criminal Investigations Divisions. Each division is

under the direction of a Commander.

Criminal Investigations Branch

The Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) includes

criminal investigators and a High Technology

Crimes Unit. In 2010, the Criminal Investigations

Branch investigated and solved a murder-suicide

in Santa Ynez, a murder at the Hendry’s/Arroyo

Burro beach, a murder in Buellton and transferred

a homicide investigation of a body set on fire on

U.S. 101 near Gaviota to the Los Angeles Police

Department. CIB personnel successfully

investigated the attempted murder of a gas

station attendant during a robbery in which the

attendant was shot. The suspect was arrested and

sentenced to prison. The investigation of a

different gas station armed robbery resulted in the

arrest of a suspect who was linked to a Ventura

County double homicide investigation.

graduating the program. Local businesses

donated gifts that were awarded at the

graduations to students who demonstrated good

decision making and the most inspirational essays.

Two junior high schools participated in the new

“keepin’ it REAL” curriculum with 487 seventh

grade students successfully completing the new


Air Support Unit

FLIR Systems, Inc., in Goleta, donated an infrared

airborne camera system to enhance the infrared

camera in Copter-1. The equipment, valued at

over $150,000, has a dual sensor camera that

allows pilots to search for subjects on the ground

in daylight and at night. This new generation

camera provides a greater distance field for

Drug Awareness Resistance Education


The Sheriff’s Office transitioned from full time

D.A.R.E. officers to School Resource Deputy/

D.A.R.E. officers.

The Santa Barbara County D.A.R.E. program had a

very successful year with 26 schools participating

in the program. Twenty-four schools participated

in the elementary curriculum with 1,745 students




nighttime viewing. The FLIR system enhances the Air

Support Unit's ability to assist deputies on the ground

searching for a suspect fleeing in the cover of night and

to support the Santa Barbara County Search and

Rescue Team to find missing or lost people in

Santa Barbara County’s front and back country.

Bomb Squad

The Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded to 21 calls

for service: including 3 calls involving various pieces of

military ordnance; 9 suspicious packages; 1 post blast

investigation; 3 hazardous conditions; and 5 actual

explosive or incendiary devices. One of the actual

devices was located by the County Fire Department

during an Arson investigation. The bomb squad was

able to provide technical expertise as well as provide x-

ray equipment in which to assist with the investigation.

The bomb squad conducted six public speaking/safety

demonstrations/displays for various agencies and

organizations throughout the year.

Coroner’s Bureau

The Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Bureau handles cases

within the incorporated and unincorporated areas of

Santa Barbara County. In 2010 the Coroner's Bureau

had 1,445 assigned Coroner’s investigations, including

10 homicides, 44 suicides and 34 traffic related deaths.

Special Investigations Bureau

The Special Operations Division was downsized and

units were combined to form the Special Investigations

Bureau (SIB), which excelled with some astonishing

achievements. Some admirable statistics, based on the

work of the men and women of the Sheriff’s Special

Investigations Bureau, include 46 weapons seized, over

8,400 grams of methamphetamine seized, and 145,267

marijuana plants eradicated. In total, the Special

Investigations Bureau seized an estimated street value

of $267 million in illegal drugs; over $1.3 million worth

of cash and property were seized; and most

importantly, 15 children were removed from drug

endangered environments.

North County Operations Division

City of Buellton

Buellton Traffic Bureau

City of Solvang

Lompoc Station

New Cuyama Station

Santa Maria Station

Santa Ynez Valley Station

South County Operations Division

Coastal Bureau Station

City of Carpinteria

Goleta Marketplace Storefront

Goleta Station/City of Goleta

Goleta City Traffic Bureau

Field Training Officer Program

Headquarters/Goleta Valley Station

Isla Vista Foot Patrol Station

Criminal Investigations Division





Criminal Investigations Branch

Detective Bureaus

High Tech Crimes Unit

Special Investigations Bureau

Air Support Unit


Special Units

Bomb Squad

Dive Team/Patrol Boat

Honor Guard

Hostage Negotiations Team

Mobile Field Force

Mounted Unit Enforcement Team

Search & Rescue Team

Special Enforcement Team

Organized Crime & Homeland Security

Law Enforcement Support Programs

Chaplain Program

Community Resource Deputies

Explorer Posts

Field Training Program

Gang Unit/FBI Task Force

K-9 Units

Mountain Patrol

Reserve Deputy Program

Rural Crime Unit

School Resource Deputies



SIB, in collaboration with other agencies, initiated

several major cases. A joint Santa Barbara

Sheriff’s Office, San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office

and the Drug Enforcement Agency investigation

was directed at methamphetamine traffickers in

the north county, and concluded with multiple

search warrants being served resulting in 17

arrests, the seizure of over 18 pounds of

methamphetamine, 5 weapons, $55,500 in cash

and the seizure of 2 vehicles. The importance of

this case was the direct impact of arresting local

dealers within our community, thereby improving

the quality of life for our local residents.

While maintaining high arrest and complaint filing

standards, SIB provides a protective intelligence

mission dealing with threats to dignitaries as well

as providing local knowledge of the area. SIB

personnel are members of the FBI’s Joint

Terrorism Task Force investigating matters of

international and domestic terrorism. SIB

personnel run a countywide Terrorism Liaison

Officer (TLO) program.

Gang Unit

The Gang Unit is comprised of a sergeant and two

deputies who are tasked with gang enforcement

countywide. Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office has a

deputy assigned to the FBI Safe Streets Gang Task

Force. The functions performed by the Gang Unit

include street enforcement, prevention and

intervention efforts, gang enhancements for court,

registering gang members and assisting outside

agency gang units.

The Gang Unit worked on the Hendry’s/Arroyo

Burro Beach homicide investigation and spent

hundreds of hours assisting CIB with search

warrants, tracking down witnesses and collecting



evidence. The unit wrote the gang enhancement

charges on the suspects. Due to the tremendous

amount of work done by the Gang Unit, the

District Attorney was able to file gang

enhancement charges (186.22 PC) resulting in

longer sentences.

Law Enforcement Explorer Program

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

maintains an active Law Enforcement Explorer

Program. Explorers are individuals, ages 14

through 20 years, who have an interest in law

enforcement activities and possibly a future career

in law enforcement. The intent of the program is

to educate and involve youth in police operations,

interest them in a possible career in law

enforcement, and build a mutual understanding

between youth and law enforcement.

The Sheriff’s Explorer Posts participated in

three competitions in 2010. These

competitions tested their knowledge in law

enforcement policies, procedures and tactics,

as well as application of the many criminal

codes learned during continual training.

Explorers earned trophies in numerous

events. The Sheriff’s Explorer Posts hosted the

Central Coast Explorer Academy, with Explorers

from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and

police departments in Arroyo Grande, Grover

Beach, Lompoc, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, and

Santa Maria.

Wine Staff Education on Alcohol Laws

The Sheriff’s Office presented Wine Staff Education

on Alcohol Laws (W.E.A.L.) classes to employees

of Santa Barbara County wineries. The goals of

the class are to increase winery staff knowledge

of: alcohol laws, privileges of their license,

detection of fake and borrowed identification,

signs of intoxication, and when to contact law

enforcement. Designed by the Santa Barbara

County Sheriff's Office, the class is approved by

the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage

Control (ABC). The Santa Barbara Vintners’

Association and the Santa Maria Valley Wine

Country Association recommend their members

attend these classes.

Rural Crime Unit

The Rural Crime Unit is tasked with preventing

and investigating criminal activity committed in

the rural areas of our county. In 2010, the Santa

Maria Valley was plagued with numerous rural

burglaries and vandalism crimes with over

$105,000 worth of farm equipment stolen. On

February 6, 2010, around midnight, a patrol

deputy stopped a pickup truck driven by a young

man. The deputy became suspicious when he saw

numerous tools in the bed. Without having proof

the driver committed a crime involving the tools,

the deputy took photographs of the man’s

clothing, the equipment in the truck, his tire

treads and the vehicle. The Rural Crime Deputy



conducted a lengthy follow-up investigation. As a

result, the driver and five other suspects were

arrested. Over $103,000 worth of stolen property

was recovered and six suspects were convicted of

numerous felony crimes.

Hostage Negotiations Team

The Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT) is

used for barricaded subjects as well as for

hostage situations. The goal of the HNT is to

negotiate the situation to a peaceful

resolution. HNT has eight sworn members,

and one volunteer. In 2010, the Hostage

Negotiation Team had three call-outs. Two

call-outs were domestic disputes, one

resulting in a murder/suicide, and the other

in a suicide. The third call-out was at

Vandenberg Air Force Base and involved an

active shooter call which turned out to be a

training exercise.

Search and Rescue Team

After 10 years of service, Kody, a 12-year old

Australian Shepherd certified in both air scent and

cadaver, retired from the Santa Barbara County

Search and Rescue Team. During his career, Kody

was successful in finding both live and deceased

subjects. In addition to being a search resource

for Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue,

Kody and his handler Rick Stein, have also been

active in the Mt. Pinos Nordic Ski Patrol and the

California Rescue Dog Association.

The Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue

Team (SBCSAR) is an all volunteer branch of the

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. SBCSAR

covers all of Santa Barbara County and is

responsible for the search and rescue of lost and

injured persons in the backcountry. In 2010, the

team responded to 124 incidents including 49


Sheriff’s Mounted Unit

The Sheriff's Mounted Unit has been serving

continuously since 1988. The unit is

comprised of Deputy Sheriffs and their

equine partners who perform various law

enforcement duties from horseback. The

Sheriff's Mounted Unit participated in many

public relations, crowd control and law

enforcement events including carrying the

flags of the United States and California,

which highlighted the Opening Ceremonies at

the 2010 Fiesta Rodeo.

Deployment to security missions for

Vandenburg Air Force Base launches,

parades and law enforcement patrol at Lake

Cachuma were all handled by the Mounted

Unit. The annual Halloween celebration in

Isla Vista showcased the unit. Ten horses

were deployed as both a preventive measure

and a crowd control tool. All of these tasks

and the associated training were completed

without injury to deputies, citizens or equine



Special Enforcement Team

The mission of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s

Office Special Enforcement Team (SET) is to

protect and preserve life in incidents of a critical or

high-risk nature. The Special Enforcement Team

spends hours training for complex, high-risk

incidents and is deployed to active situations,

including planned search warrants.

The presence of a highly skilled and trained law

enforcement tactical unit has proven to reduce the

risk of injury or loss of life to citizens, law

enforcement officers, and suspects. A wellcoordinated

team response is more likely to result

in a successful and peaceful resolution. SET is

trained to handle high-risk incidents such as

armed individuals, barricaded subjects, dignitary

protections, prisoner transports, warrant services

and sniper situations.

Rapid Emergency Response Training

In an effort to improve our Rapid Emergency

Response capabilities, the Sheriff's Office

participated in an “Active Shooter” drill in

June. We partnered with the California

Highway Patrol (CHP), the Montecito Fire

Department, and Westmont College for this


relevant and valuable day of training.

One of our biggest challenges in the public

safety profession is an “Active Shooter”

incident on a school campus. An “Active

Shooter” is a situation where one or more

people are in the active process of shooting

innocent people in a workplace, school or

other place where there tends to be large

numbers of people gathering (i.e.; sporting

event or shopping mall). By using real life

scenarios – realistic role players and an

active campus environment – we are better

able to respond to these types of incidents

throughout our communities in the unlikely

event that they do happen.

This realistic training allows emergency

response personnel to work collaboratively

with other agencies, organizations and

specialty teams. Patrol deputies were able

to work and interact with our Special

Enforcement Team; our supervisors were

able to implement the Incident Command

System; and our mid-level managers were

able to participate and oversee a large-scale

complex operation. The collaborative efforts

and experiences of this drill greatly assist us

to better serve our community.



Law Enforcement Operations Statistics


Total Arrests – 8,156

Adult Felony Arrests – 1301

Adult Misdemeanor Arrests – 5,959

Juvenile Felony Arrests - 182

Juvenile Misdemeanor Arrests - 682

Juvenile Status Offense Arrests - 302

Rural Crime Prevention Program

Agricultural Crimes Investigated - 117

Suspects Arrested/Cited/Complaints - 65

Total Loss Property Value - $566,017

Total Recovered Property Value - $383,351

Sex Offender Registrants

Registrants in Sheriff’s Jurisdictions - 200

Registrants in Violation - 10 (5%)

Calls for Service/Reports Written

Calls for Service – 132,718

Reports Written – 19,790

Special Investigations Bureau Activity

Cash & Property Seized - $1,368,465

Drug Seizures Est. Street Value - $267,000,000

Marijuana Plants Eradicated - 145,267

Methamphetamine Seized - 8,400+ grams

Weapons Seized - 45

Air Support Unit - Law Missions

Sheriff’s Jurisdiction Patrol Hours - 80.1

Sheriff’s Jurisdiction Assist Hours - 40

Arrest Assists - 22

Calls for Service - 258

Other LE Agency Assist Hours - 20.6

Search & Rescue Rescues - 18

Missing Person Assists - 21

Vehicle Pursuits - 4

Stolen Vehicles Recovered - 3

Marijuana Plants Located - 115,872

First on Scene - 30 times

2010 UCR Index Crime Rate

Coroner’s Bureau

Total Deaths in County – 2,832

Coroner’s Cases – 1,445

Accidental Deaths - 92

Homicide Deaths - 10

Natural Deaths - 1,298

Pending Further Investigation - 7

Returned to Other Jurisdictions - 0

SIDS Deaths - 2

Suicide Deaths - 48

Traffic Deaths - 34

Undetermined Deaths - 9

Isla Vista Halloween Weekend

Arrests - 251

Attendees – 37,000+

Citations – 488

Cost to Sheriff’s Office - $670,000+

Medicals – 46

Medical Transports to Hospital - 34

Nights of Coverage - 3

Sworn LE Personnel – 200+

Non-Sworn Support Staff – 100+


Attendees – 8,000

Arrests - 31

Citations – 139

Days of Coverage - 1

Medical Transports – 12

Bomb Squad

Calls for Service - 21

Explosive/Incendiary Devices - 5

Hazardous Conditions - 3

Military Ordnances - 3

Post Blast Investigation - 1

Safety Demonstrations - 6

Suspicious Packages - 9

Violent Crimes

Property Crimes








Felony Part 1 Violent and Property Crime Trend












Cleared by


Homicide 4 4


Propert y Crimes

Violent Crimes

912 941








215 190 159 192 193 171



2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Felony Violent Crimes are: Homicide, Forcible Rape, Robbery and Aggravated Assault.

Felony Property Crimes are: Burglary, Larceny-Theft over $400 and Motor Vehicle Theft.









63.8% 64.8%

Forcible Rape 43 22 51.2% 41.9% 40.0% 40.3%

Robbery 43 16 37.2% 25.7% 26.4% 28.2%

Agg Assault 310 232 74.8% 80.7% 52.7% 56.4%

Burglary 740 154 20.8% 20.7% 12.9% 12.4%


Larceny Theft





1437 264 18.37% 16.2% 16.7% 21.1%

MV Theft 28 7 25.0% 8.9% 7.0% 11.8%

Arson 6 0 0.0% 25.0% 13.6% 19.0%

The numbers reported in this table are Part 1 Crime/Uniform Crime Report (UCR) numbers reported to the California

Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations and excludes unfounded cases. UCR statistics are

derived from specified categorical guidelines and may differ from other crime statistics kept by the Sheriff’s Office.






Custody Operations

Custody Operations is led by a Chief Deputy and is

responsible for providing facilities for the detention of

pre-sentenced and sentenced male and female inmates

as mandated by law. Services include booking, housing,

medical, mental health, security, and transportation.

Inmate education, vocational counseling, and community

work programs are provided to reduce recidivism and

facilitate return to the community.

In 2010, a total of 18,340 inmates were booked into the

jail facilities and 18,463 were released from custody. In

order to mitigate the jail overcrowding and comply with

the court ordered Population Caps, 1,440 inmates were

released prior to serving their full-sentence resulting in

20,962 total sentenced days not served in 2010. The

inmate population was comprised of predominately preadjudicated

felons with approximately 10% of the

inmates at the Main Jail held on charges of murder or

attempted murder.

Sheriff’s Treatment Program

The Sheriff’s Treatment Program (STP) is an in-house

drug and alcohol treatment program. The program

provides 12-Step Education, Anger Management, Process

Groups, Relapse Prevention Groups, Release Planning

Groups along with individual counseling and placement of

clients into community aftercare treatment programs.

The STP was featured in a National Geographic

Documentary in 2010 focusing on problems of Drug

Addiction in Society today. The series was called "Drugs

Inc" and had four segments: cocaine, heroin, marijuana

and methamphetamines.

Alternative Sentencing

Custody Support Division


Custody Records

Custody Training Officer (CTO)

Drug & Alcohol

Sheriff’s Treatment Program (STP)

Food Services

Inmate Services

Community Outreach

Educational Program

Vocational Programs

Print Shop

Jail Laundry


Medical and Mental Health

New County Jail Project

Projects & Planning

Santa Maria Branch Jail



Day Reporting Center

Special Projects Unit

Jail Operations Division

Alternative Sentencing

Electronic Monitoring

Sheriff’s Work Alternative

Program (SWAP)

Classification Unit


Main Jail Operations

Medium Security Facility

Overcrowding Management


Special Operations Response

Team (SORT)

The Alternative Sentencing programs were honored for the creative application of GPS monitoring

technology. These programs are used to reduce overcrowding in the Santa Barbara Main Jail and provide

alternative methods of serving court-ordered sentences in either an Electronic Monitoring Program (EM)

or the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP) to qualified male and female inmates. While

participating in one of the programs, an inmate is considered still in custody and can be returned

immediately to jail for noncompliance.

Seventy-seven inmates participated in SWAP and 72 inmates participated in EM, at a savings of

approximately $70 a day per inmate when compared to incarceration costs.




The Transportation Unit, staffed by Custody

Deputies, is responsible for the safe transport,

custody and security of inmates in transit

throughout the state. In addition to the routine

court transports, the unit is responsible for

conducting transports to other counties, state

prisons, medical appointments, and assisting the

juvenile system with Proposition 21 transports. In

2010, the Transportation Unit drove 234,907 miles

and conducted 57,236 transports.

Educational and Vocational


The Sheriff’s Office collaborates with Santa

Barbara City College for instructional programs.

The Helen Pedotti Inmate Learning Center allows

for an interactive personalized multi-media

learning experience. Educational classes offered

include Adult Basic Education, Adult High School

Instruction, Basic Computer Skills, English as a

Second Language (ESL), General Education

Diploma training (GED), Life Management Skills,

and vocational programs in the areas of culinary

arts, maintenance and welding, print shop, and

Recycle a Bicycle.

Recycle a Bicycle

The Recycle a Bicycle program takes bicycles that

were abandoned or recovered as stolen and not

claimed by the owner and refurbishes them using

inmate labor. The bicycles are then given to local

charities. The Recycle a Bicycle program was the

recipient of the California State Association of

Counties’ 2010 Challenge Award for being one of

the State’s most innovative County programs.

United Through Reading Program

Fifty inmates participated in the United Through

Reading Program in 2010. The program was

developed in 2009 as a means to allow in-custody

parents a chance to stay connected with their

children. The parent is recorded on DVD reading a

book to their child. The DVD and book are then

supplied to the child and caregiver.

Medical Health/Mental Health

Custody Operations contracts with Prison Health

Services, Inc. (PHS), an outside health care

services provider, for inmate medical services and

mental health services. It is our goal to provide

quality medical and mental health care to those

incarcerated in our facilities.

Medical sick call and dental visits totaled 7,250 in

2010. There were 65 hospital admissions for a

total of 177 days. Approximately 17% of the

inmates housed in the Custody facilities received

medication for non-mental health related illnesses.

The number of inmate transports to outside

medical appointments increased by 51% over

2000. This serves as an indicator of the

expanding medical needs of the incarcerated


There were 5,804 mental health contacts during

2010. Approximately 13% of the inmates housed

in the Custody facilities received mental health



Custody Facilities

Average Daily Population - 942 Inmates

Males - 809

Females - 133

Total Facilities Rated Beds - 816


County Jail Bookings - 18,335 Bookings

Santa Barbara Main Jail- 13,857 Bookings

Santa Maria Branch Jail – 4,478 Bookings

Contract Lompoc Police Jail – 449 Bookings

Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP)

Average Daily Population - 149 inmates

SWAP Males - 64

SWAP Females - 13

Electronic Monitored Males - 51

Electronic Monitored Females - 21

PHS Correctional Health Services (PHS)

Dental Sick Call - 691

Mental Health Contacts - 5,804

Nursing Services

Nurse Sick Calls - 2,732

14-Day Evaluations - 4,711

PPD’s Administered - 2,996

Physician Services - 3,832

MD Sick Calls - 3,827

6-Month Physicals - 5


Custody Operations Statistics

Overcrowding Early Release

Total Inmates Released Early - 1,440

Males - 1,369 Inmates Released Early

Females - 71 Inmates Released Early

Total Days Released Early - 20,962 Days

Males - 19,262 Inmate Days

Females - 1,700 Inmate Days

Average Number of Days Released Early - 14.56 Days

Males - 14.07 Days

Females - 23.94 Days

Food Services

Meals Prepared - 1,122,324

Average Cost of Meal - $1.11


Regular Transports - 54,435 Inmates

Hospital Transports - 31 Inmates

Medical Transports - 734 Inmates

Private Physician Transports- 2 Inmates

Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) Transports - 38 Inmates

Proposition 21 Transports - 120 Inmates

Juvenile Court Transports - 678 Inmates

Out of County (Non-Prison) Transports - 217 Inmates

Prison Transports – 963 Inmates

Total Miles Driven – 234,187

In-County Miles – 188,105

Out-of-County Miles – 46,082



Support Services

Support Services provides the vital resources

necessary to the Sheriff’s Office for

fulfillment of its public safety mission.

Support Services is a diverse operational

group including the Business Office, Civil

Bureau, Community Services, Court Services,

Crime Analysis, Criminal Records, Felony

Fugitive Detail, Human Resources, Public

Safety Dispatch, Systems and Technology,

and the Training Bureau.

Civil Bureau

The Civil Process section archives records

using the latest Laserfiche product to scan

paper reports and files, saving them in

digital format for prompt retrieval. Field

deputies serving civil processes are able to

update civil records from the field using the

mobile products associated with their Sirron,

Civil Administration Software.

The Civil Bureau conducts transactions in

excess of $3.5 million annually on civil

process cases. The bureau served over

7,500 processes in 2010.

Public Safety Dispatch

The Public Safety Dispatch Center fulfills the

communications needs of law enforcement,

fire, and ambulance services for 12 local

government agencies, and is Santa Barbara

County’s largest public safety answering

point for 9-1-1 calls. Under the direction of

a civilian Communications Manager, the

Center functions with state-of-the-art

technology, operated by highly skilled

personnel. In 2010, the center received

over 298,000 calls in 2010, of which over

45,000 were 9-1-1 calls. Every day almost

1,100 calls for service come into the

dispatch center.

9-1-1 System Expands

In previous years all registration and

updated information was hand entered by

Sheriff’s Office employees. The Reverse 9-1-

1 system was upgraded in 2010 to make it

even easier to alert residents during

emergency situations. Residents can now

self-register by creating a password

protected account that allows them to

update or edit their own contact information.

In addition to registering landlines and cell

phone numbers, residents can include their

email addresses and request TTY information

for the hearing impaired. Information in the

Reverse 9-1-1 system will not be shared for

any other purpose. The registration link for

Reverse 9-1-1 is at www.sbsheriff.org.

Property and Evidence Bureau

The Property and Evidence Bureau provides

security and control of seized, recovered,

evidentiary, abandoned and/or found

property. The bureau handled more than

4,700 new cases, with over 1,000 of those


elated to illegal drugs. They tracked the

movement of evidence and property, handled the

secure destruction of contraband, and the return of

property to its rightful owner in excess of 5,200

cases. The bureau was also responsible for the

destruction of over 6,000 pounds of unused

medications from “Operation Medicine Cabinet”

drop-off boxes and collection events.

Top Ten Active Warrants

The Felony Fugitive Unit “Top Ten Active Warrants”

web page was created in 2010. The webpage

prompted several tips that led to arrests. The Top Ten

Active Warrants webpage, www.sbsheriff.org/

activewarrant, is similar to the Sheriff’s Top Ten

Most Wanted Fugitive webpage, www.sbsheriff.org/

mostwanted, which generates tips from the community.

Often times, the Most Wanted Fugitives have fled the

area, and in some cases left the country. “The Active

Warrants” webpage is different because a large number of

individuals with outstanding warrants remain in the

community and do not flee.


Financial Services Division

Business Office

Special Services

Systems & Technology Automation Support

Administrative Services Division

Administrative Investigation Team (AIT)

Civil Bureau

Criminal Records

Crime Analysis Unit

Property & Evidence

Public Safety Dispatch

Warrants Bureau

Felony Fugitive Detail

Administrative Services Division

Court Services Bureau

Human Resources Bureau

Training Bureau

Support Services Statistics

Civil Bureau

Civil Papers Successfully Served - 7,596

Lompoc - 868

Santa Barbara - 3,714

Santa Maria - 3,014

Civil Papers Unsuccessfully Served - 1,086

Lompoc - 150

Santa Barbara - 599

Santa Maria – 337

Civil Papers Cancelled - 222

Lompoc - 48

Santa Barbara - 114

Santa Maria - 60

Human Resources Bureau

New Hires - 11

Deputy Sheriff Trainees - 1

Lateral/POST Graduates - 2

Custody Deputies - 6

Dispatchers - 2

Support Staff - 2

Background Interviews - 70

Polygraphs - 189

Background Polygraphs - 115

Criminal Polygraphs - 12

Probation Department Polygraphs - 62

Property and Evidence

Cases with property booked - 4,753

Drug cases with property booked - 1,055

Cases with property disposed - 5,222

Disposed Firearms destroyed - 77

Firearms released to FFL dealers - 38

Public Safety Dispatch

Total calls received - 298,465

9-1-1 Calls for Service - 45,561

Fire Calls - 13,999

EMS Calls - 37,263

Law Enforcement Calls - 132,718

Training Bureau

Citizen Trainings – 3 training days

Custody Academy – 0

Custody Quarterly Training – 51 training days

Deputy Quarterly Training and Dept. Training

Classes – 52 training days

Deputy Pre-Academy (two-week program) – 1

Hosted Classes – 20 training days

Range Qualification – 62 range days



H. Thomas Guerry Award

Outstanding Performance

Dep. J. McDonald

Across the nation, peace officers

respond to tens of thousands of

calls for service each and every

day. Most of these calls are

fairly “routine” and pose little

danger to the officer or the

general public. A very small

percentage of these calls turn

into something much more

intense, causing an officer to

make a split second decision on

the level of force he/she will need to apply to gain

control of the situation.

In November 2009, Deputy Jeffrey McDonald

responded to a subject disturbing call in Buellton.

He spotted a minivan matching the description of

the one reported. The minivan stopped in front of

two rear apartments and the driver jumped out

with the engine still running and began to walk

away. Deputy McDonald called out, asking the

man to stop. When the man realized he was

trapped in the parking area, he pulled out a large

fixed bladed knife from his waistband that was

concealed beneath his shirt.

While holding the knife above his head, the

subject turned and faced Deputy McDonald.

Fearing for his well-being, Deputy McDonald drew

his firearm and ordered the man to stop and drop

the knife. The man retreated a few feet as Deputy

McDonald sought cover from his patrol unit. The

man waved his knife in a threatening manner and

suddenly plunged it into his own abdomen.

Upon seeing the man injure himself, Deputy

McDonald transitioned from his firearm to his

Taser, firing at the subject, which brought him to

the ground. Two deputies arrived at the scene to

assist and Deputy McDonald was able to kick the

knife away. The subject continued to struggle and

was again drive stunned with the Taser before he

could be handcuffed. The 42 year old man was

taken to Santa Ynez Cottage Hospital and several

hours later booked into jail for assault with a

deadly weapon upon a peace office, possession of

illegal weapons and resisting arrest.

Deputy McDonald was suddenly placed into the

position of having to make a split-second decision

on whether or not to use deadly force. The

situation, as it developed, certainly appeared to

make deadly force a viable option. Only through

quick thinking and keeping a cool demeanor did

Deputy McDonald manage to avert a deadly

shooting, and bring the suspect into custody with

minimum harm. For these reasons, the Santa

Barbara Citizens’ Council on Crime honored him

with its Award for Outstanding Performance.



Sheriff’s Office Awards

Sr. Dep. B Dickey

Distinguished Service

The Distinguished Service Award

is awarded to a member of the

Sheriff’s Office who demonstrates

exceptional achievement in

assigned duties with loyalty and

dedication over a prolonged

period of time. The award

recognizes sustained distinguished

performance above and

beyond normal job performance.

Senior Deputy Brian Dickey has served as our

agency’s firearms instructor for 11 years,

establishing himself as an innovative trainer who

has the unique ability to bring lessons from actual

incidents into quarterly firearms qualification. He

is committed to raising the shooting proficiency

level of those who go into harm’s way on a daily


Senior Deputy Dickey is responsible for more than

range qualifications and improving field safety

tactics. He ensures the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s

Office is supplied with sufficient ammunition for

training and maintains supplies and parts to keep

weapons operating properly.

The greatest evidence of the success of Senior

Deputy Dickey’s firearms training program is the

fact that we have deputies alive today because of

their proficiency with a firearm. There is no

greater compliment for a Rangemaster than that.

For his outstanding dedication, positive attitude,

and his innovative and practical firearms

instruction for the last eleven years, Senior

Deputy Brian Dickey was awarded the Santa

Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Distinguished

Service Award.

Meritorious Service

two years, Senior Custody Deputies Kenneth

Callahan, Ryan Sullivan, and Richard Zepf have

demonstrated excellence in the areas of

intelligence gathering, criminal investigation and

the ability to work as a team with other members

of the Sheriff’s Office and allied agencies.

Sr. C. Dep K Callahan Sr. C. Dep. R. Sullivan Sr. C. Dep. R. Zepf

Gang Intelligence is a special assignment within

the Classification Unit. As a collateral assignment,

these Custody Deputies collect and analyze

intelligence relating to assaults, gang activity, and

other illegal and potentially dangerous behaviors

within the jail. This information is often used to

realign inmate housing assignments and helps

maintain a safe environment for inmates and staff


A major part of the intelligence function includes

working with outside law enforcement agencies to

assist them in developing and validating

information regarding major cases. Over the last

Their knowledge and expertise of gang members,

gang affiliations and attempts by gangs to

exercise control over other inmate behavior within

the facilities, has proven invaluable. These

Custody Deputies are routinely contacted by law

enforcement investigators to assist with gang

identification and enhancements for criminal


For their superior skills, knowledge in gathering

intelligence, collaboration with outside agencies,

and their willingness to be team players, Senior

Custody Deputy Kenneth Callahan, Senior Custody

Deputy Ryan Sullivan, and Senior Custody Deputy

Rick Zepf were awarded the Santa Barbara County

Sheriff's Office Meritorious Service Award.



Sheriff’s Unit Citation

The Sheriff’s Unit Citation recognizes an organizational unit

for outstanding service resulting from a team effort.

Sgt. B. McVay

P. Relyea

V. Amezola

T. Durham

The Community Services Bureau was formed in 2007. The

Bureau was assigned to develop a number of crime prevention

and community outreach programs. In 2010, the Community

Services Bureau worked with over 30 ongoing programs, in

addition to assisting with numerous one-time special events.

They prepared and made over 300 community presentations,

including: Every 15 Minutes, Neighborhood Watch, Real DUI in

Schools, Operation Medicine Cabinet, Project Lifesaver, Crime

Prevention through Environmental Design, and a host of

others too numerous to mention.

For their outstanding professionalism, expertise, and

dedication to the community, Sergeant Bradley McVay, Crime

Prevention Specialist Anthony Durham, Crime Prevention

Specialist Pamela Relyea, and Administrative Office

Professional Veronica Amezola were awarded the Santa

Barbara County Sheriff’s Unit Citation.

Exceptional Citizen Award

The Exceptional Citizen Award is the Sheriff’s

Office’s highest civilian honor. This award is

presented to private citizens for distinguished

service involving an act of bravery at great risk

of personal injury, or for major or sustained

contributions or meritorious service which

furthers the agency’s mission.

On November 8, 2010, Juan Miguel Sanoja Munoz

distinguished himself by heroically coming to the

aid of a fellow citizen during the commission of

an armed robbery at the City Market in

Carpinteria. Mr. Munoz made a courageous

decision to intervene as the crime was inprogress,

aggressively confronting and

distracting the armed robber, thereby putting

himself in great peril.

Juan Munoz's intervention prevented further

harm to the victim. Furthermore, Mr. Munoz

chased the armed suspect and assisted deputies

in tracking him down. Mr. Munoz’s actions

resulted in the collection of valuable evidence,

and the subsequent capture of the robbery


Sheriff Bill Brown and Juan Miguel Sanoja Munoz



Quarterly Awards

First Quarter


On March 27, Deputy Charles

Anderson stopped a car for a

traffic violation in Los Olivos.

Deputy Robert Samaniego

arrived and assisted while

the driver failed the field

sobriety tests. As the

deputies attempted to take

the suspect into custody, he

struck Deputy Anderson in

Dep. C. Anderson

the eye and attempted to

flee. A violent struggle

ensued, lasting over five

minutes, while onlookers

gathered to watch. Tasers

and batons were employed

to subdue the combative

suspect. He was finally

handcuffed and placed into

the patrol vehicle. Despite

Dep. R. Samaniego

Deputy Anderson receiving a

blow to the eye and diagnosed later with a

concussion, he and Deputy Samaniego never

gave up and used only the amount of force

necessary to make the arrest. The suspect

was found to be unlicensed, under the

influence of drugs, and in possession of


the quasi remodel of Custody Records using

inmate labor to paint the office, install new

flooring, as well as new countertops.

Utilizing his creativity and resources at hand,

Sergeant Castaniero was able to save the

County a significant amount of money in the

various projects that he supervised.


On April 15, Senior Forensics Technicians

Nancy Torres, Mike Schwab, Lisa Hemmen,

and Forensics Technicians II Heather Nelson

and Robby Sinick were called into action to

investigate a homicide at Hendry’s/Arroyo

Burro Beach. The homicide took place in the

daylight hours on a crowded beach park, a

complex crime scene to say the least. Due

to the diligent efforts of the Forensics

Bureau, all four suspects were placed by

forensic evidence in a specific vehicle, which

was involved in this horrific crime. The

technicians sorted through trash, took

hundreds of photographs and videos, and

lifted and analyzed over 800 latent

fingerprints. The members of this unit

diligently worked long, hard hours to bring

this case to a rapid and successful


Custody Deputy

Sergeant Ben Castaniero is

assigned to the Maintenance

Unit, Custody Operations,

Sgt. B. Castaniero

Planning and Programs

Division. He performs the

duties of Maintenance

Supervisor in an exceptional

manner, showing leadership

and initiative. In particular,

he built numerous portable

holding cells at multiple court

holding facilities and fabricated security

partitions for the transportation buses.

These partitions enabled more effective use

of the buses in terms of inmate classification

and security concerns. He also supervised




On May 15, Sergeant Erik Raney and

Deputies Charles Anderson, Brice Bruening,

Ruben Cintron III, and Robert Samaniego

responded to a call of a domestic

disturbance. They learned the suspect had

assaulted his wife and was sitting on the

front porch. He had an outstanding warrant

for his arrest and prior contacts for alcohol

and narcotics abuse.

As deputies approached the subject, he

yelled, “That’s far enough.” He reached

down and armed himself with a large martial

arts sword, raising it above his head in a

threatening manner. Deputies spent the

next 40 minutes attempting to get him to put

down the sword and comply with their

commands. At one point he used the sword

to cut himself and attempted to impale the

blade into his own chest. The deputies

devised a plan to utilize a bean bag shotgun

to distract and/or knock him to the ground.

A combination of the bean bag rounds and

Taser hits finally brought the suspect to the

ground and he was taken into custody

without further incident or harm.

Second Quarter

Custody Deputies

On May 19, Custody

Deputies Joel Kerekes and

Dave Oliveira were passing

through the West Isolation

Cells when they saw a

security door partially open

and someone climbing on

the bars. As they turned to

investigate, the door opened

and Custody Deputy Kerekes

C. Dep. J. Kerekes

was suddenly attacked and

viciously punched in the face

several times. The assailant

was dressed in a Custody

Deputy uniform, belonging

to a Custody Deputy whom

he had overpowered earlier.

He was carrying out his plan

to escape from custody,

intent on succeeding by any

C. Dep. D. Oliveira

means possible. During the

ensuing struggle, Custody

Deputy Kerekes was able to tackle him and

bring him to the ground. Custody Deputy

Oliveira assisted and the inmate was brought

under control and placed into a cell, thus

thwarting the escape attempt of a violent



In these fiscally challenging

times, Administrative Office

Professional Briana Serrato

stepped up to the crisis with

a solution. When a position

was left vacant, she

volunteered to take on the

duties of two positions,

working for both the

B. Serrato Sheriff’s Alternative

Sentencing Unit and the Transportation Unit.

She handled the execution of her duties in

an efficient and superior manner and

accepted new assignment with a positive and

cheerful outlook. She kept staff advised of

schedule changes and stayed abreast of the

daily Transportation Unit’s needs at the

same time handling the ASU responsibilities.

While working either assignment, Ms.

Serrato performed her duties proficiently in a

timely, professional manner.




Det. C. Corbett

Dep. J. Gutierrez

Det. W. Johnson

suspect attempted to flee. At that point,

Detective O’Toole struck him with her baton,

knocking him to the ground. Detectives

Corbett and Johnson assisted in the ensuing

struggle and took him into custody. At the

station, Deputy Gutierrez was invaluable for

his ability to interrogate the man and obtain

a confession, employing his bilingual skills

and cultural insights. The community of

Carpinteria was relieved to learn that this

suspect was no longer free to roam the

streets and victimize its residents.

The community of Carpinteria

was victimized by a man

stalking women in order to

expose himself and conduct

lewd acts in their presence.

Detectives Chris Corbett,

Wes Johnson, and J’aime

O’Toole, along with Deputy

Julio Gutierrez combined

Det. J. O’Toole resources to identify and

arrest this suspect. The plan

called for Detective O’Toole to walk alone in

areas where the suspect had been observed,

with the other detectives hidden from view

as back-up. On the third night, a man was

seen watching her. He followed her for

several blocks and then rode his bike in front

of her while engaging in a lewd act. As he

got closer, Detective O’Toole confronted him,

identifying herself as a peace officer. The

Third Quarter

Custody Deputies

The Special Operations Response Team

(SORT) – comprised of Custody Sergeants

Ben Castaniero and Dale Coburn, Senior

Custody Deputies Seth Hutson and Ron

Phillips, Custody Deputies Eric Alexander,

Gabriel Alvarez, Timothy Barroca, Douglys

Carnett, Selma Celmeta, Cypress Feld,

Joshua Lake, Saul Lopez, Alan Reer and

Steven Serbanich – is a highly specialized

collateral duty assignment. They are

responsible for a multitude of duties,

including: housing unit disturbance and riot

recovery operations, full facility searches,

forced cell moves, major disturbances and

assault responses. Additionally, they



coordinate the field booking operations for

Fiesta in the City of Santa Barbara and

Halloween in Isla Vista. During the third

quarter, SORT was activated for multiple

operations, including a major facility housing

reconfiguration involving the movement of

over 400 inmates in a three-hour period.

Members of SORT are on call 24/7 and are

invaluable resources for Custody Operations.


The Santa Barbara Regional

Enforcement Team (SBRNET)

was in the process of

remodeling and updating

their office and requested

the assistance from Systems

& Technology. The

networking system, a

tangled pile of cables

connected to a patchwork of

K. Glendinng

routers and switches, was

inadequate for their needs. Office

Automation Specialist Kyle Glendinning

stepped up with an efficient plan to

streamline and organize the network group.

After researching for a manageable system,

he formulated a design and set to work

making significant improvements to the

network. The final result was a vastly

improved and reliable network, capable of

meeting the demands of the task force and

having the potential to grow as needs

increase in the future.

Fourth Quarter


Detective Rob Minter was

assigned to a deceivingly

simple identity theft case

where a suspect utilized a

victim’s personal information

to open a home equity line of

credit in Goleta. The suspect

obtained a debit card in the

victim’s name and made

Det. R. Minter withdrawals totaling

$12,000. Detective Minter

discovered that fraudulent debit card

transactions had occurred at a local gas

station. When the suspect returned to the

gas station, Goleta Patrol conducted a stop

to identify him. Detective Minter wrote

numerous search warrants and obtained the

suspect’s banking and cellular phone

activity. Shortly before Christmas, the

suspect was arrested. Seized evidence

linked the suspect to additional victims, and

nearly 100 profiles. The investigation

culminated in the suspect’s second arrest

with bail set at $1,000,000.

Custody Deputy

New Year’s Eve was a hectic

night at the Santa Maria

Jail. Numerous arrestees

were brought into the

facility, keeping the staff

busy with receiving and

processing new bookings.

While searching a subject

who was arrested for drug

C. Dep. R. Apple

possession, Custody Deputy

Rodney Apple felt something

unusual within the liner of his jacket and

discovered a marijuana pipe and two baggies

of narcotics; a bag with 3 grams of

methamphetamine and a bag with 4 grams of

cocaine. The narcotics were turned over to

the arresting officer, who conducted a search

of the vehicle and discovered additional

drugs. The arrestee was charged with

smuggling drugs into a custody facility and

faced additional charges for the narcotics

inside his vehicle. Custody Deputy Apple’s

actions prevented dangerous narcotics from

entering the jail and protected the safety of

inmates and staff.


After a career serving n the

United States Air Force and

distinguishing himself as a

member of the Presidential

Honor Guard, Mr. Timothy

Carney offered his

volunteer services to the

Sheriff’s Office. He is

responsible for the Santa

T. Carney

Maria Station Parking

Enforcement and

Community Patrol, which includes

enforcement of the Residential Permit

Parking Program around Ernest Righetti High

School. This is a daunting task, as over 400

homes participate in the program. Mr.

Carney donates two days a week to enforce

the permit program and patrol the Orcutt

community. Mr. Timothy Carney performs

his volunteer duties with dedication and a

serious sense of responsibility.


Relva Maholtz, LOP III

Commander Tom Jenkins

Lieutenant George Gingras

Senior Deputy Ron Heil

Sergeant Tom Walton

Lieutenant Jeff Klapakis

Lieutenant Phil Willis

Sergeant Ross Ruth

Custody Deputy Greg Grunewald

Senior Deputy Chuck Cooley

Lieutenant Julio Santana

Er Nai Alexander, FOP II

Senior Deputy Chris Burns

Commander Jeff Meyer

Custody Deputy Nick Carreno

Laverne Slonaker, LOP II

Custody Sergeant Juanita Miranda

Custody Lieutenant Charles Powell

Sergeant John McCammon

Sergeant John Froelicher

Custody Sergeant Robert Garnica

Kyle Glendinning, EDP OAS

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Lieutenant Steve Johnson

Lieutenant Ray Vuillemainroy

Sergeant Juan Camarena

Sergeant Mark Williams

Deputy Justin Schroeder

Deputy Martha Sosa



John Little, Cook

24 years

Deputy Mark Mooney

24 years

Cuppy Wallace, Utility Worker

23 years

Custody Deputy Dawn Finlay

23 years

Theresa Hunter, AOP II

23 years

Custody Sergeant James Woessner 22 years

Custody Lieutenant Nancy Tacy 21 years

Mary Lou Markley, AOP II

20 years

Custody Deputy Olivia Pico

19 years

Jo Glisson, AOP III

18 years

Ronald McMullan, Utility Worker 15 years

Custody Deputy Ronald Large

15 years

Frances Leu, AOP I

14 years

Clayton Neilson, EDP SYS PR

10 years

Diane Rodgers, AOP III

10 years




Labor Organizations

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Managers Association

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Managers Association, developed in 1995, represents its members in matters

related to conditions of their employment including, but not limited to, wages, hours, benefits, rights,

grievances and working conditions. Membership in the Association is open to all sworn Sheriff's

management employees.

Service Employees International Union Local 620

Local 620 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represents over 200 civilian

employees in the Sheriff’s Office, and is the largest county labor organization representing

over 2,000 Santa Barbara County employees. Local 620 employs professional staff and

trained county employees (stewards) in order to provide their members with work-related

legal assistance, contract negotiations, representation on disciplinary appeals, and opportunities for

focused political involvement.

Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association

Formed in 1971, the Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs'

Association (SBCDSA) represents more than 480 dedicated and

professional members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and

the District Attorney's Office. The SBCDSA serves to advance the

interests of the professional men and women of the Association as well as the community through

legislative and legal advocacy, political action, and education.

The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association recognizes its members in the areas of Deputy of the Year, Deputy

Supervisor of the Year, Custody Deputy of the Year, Custody Deputy Supervisor of the Year, Investigator

of the Year, and Dispatcher of the Year. The association also honors those who assist in the mission of

the organization with a Distinguished Service award and an Association Appreciation award. These

awards are especially meaningful to the members as they are voted on by their peers.

Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association 2010 Honorees

Deputy of the Year: Deputy Jarom D. Kemp

Deputy Supervisor of the Year: Sergeant Marty Rose

Custody Deputy of the Year: Custody Deputy Joel Kerekes

Custody Supervisor of the Year: Custody Sergeant Ed Gibbs

Investigator of the Year: Detective Chris Dallenbach

Dispatcher of the Year: Communications Dispatcher Jennifer Zbinden

Distinguished Service: Sheriff’s Volunteer Tim Carney

Association Appreciation: Administrative Office Professional Sarah Allison



Service Locations

In Case of Emergency Dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Dispatch (805) 683-2724

Sheriff’s Office Headquarters

4434 Calle Real

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(805) 681-4100

Santa Barbara Main Jail

4436 Calle Real

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(805) 681-4260

Buellton Sheriff’s Station

140 W. Highway 246

Buellton, CA 93427

(805) 686-8150

Coastal Bureau Sheriff’s Station

5775 Carpinteria Ave.

Carpinteria, CA 93013

(805) 684-4561

Goleta Storefront

Camino Real Marketplace

7042 Marketplace Dr.

Goleta, CA 93117

(805) 571-1540

Goleta Valley Patrol Bureau

4434 Calle Real

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(805) 681-4100

Isla Vista Foot Patrol

6504 Trigo Rd.

Isla Vista, CA 93117

(805) 681-4179

Lompoc Sheriff’s Station

3500 Harris Grade Rd.

Lompoc, CA 93436

(805) 737-7737

New Cuyama Sheriff’s Station

70 Newsome St.

New Cuyama, CA 93254

(661) 766-2310

Santa Maria Sheriff’s Station

812-A W. Foster Rd.

Santa Maria, CA 93455

(805) 934-6150

Santa Ynez Valley Sheriff’s Station

1745 Mission Dr.

Solvang, CA 93463

(805) 686-5000

Santa Barbara Civil Bureau

1105 Santa Barbara St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 568-2900

Lompoc Civil Bureau

401 E. Cypress, Suite 105

Lompoc, CA 93436

(805) 737-7710

Santa Maria Civil Bureau

312 E. Cook St. #0

Santa Maria, CA 93454

(805) 346-7430

Coroner’s Bureau

66 S. San Antonio Rd.

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(805) 681-4145

Santa Maria

Court Services, Civil Bureau

312 E Cook St #O

New Cuyama Station

70 Newsome St

Santa Maria Station

Santa Maria Branch Jail

812-A W Foster Rd

Lompoc Station

3500 Harris Grade Rd


Court Services, Civil Bureau

401 E Cypress St, Suite 105

Buellton Station

140 W Hwy 246

Santa Ynez Valley Station

1745 Mission Dr

Santa Barbara County

Sheriff’s Office Headquarters

Goleta Valley Patrol Bureau

4434 Calle Real

Custody Administration

Santa Barbara Main Jail

4436 Calle Real

Court Services, Civil Bureau

1105 Santa Barbara St

Goleta Storefront

7042 Marketplace Dr

Coastal Bureau Station

5775 Carpinteria Ave

Isla Vista Foot Patrol

6504 Trigo Rd

Coroner’s Bureau

66 S San Antonio Rd


Sheriff’s Office

Santa Barbara County

P.O. Box 6427

4434 Calle Real

Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6427



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