Annual Report 2011 - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

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Annual Report 2011 - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

Sheriff’s Office

Santa Barbara County

2011 Annual Report


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.


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Sheriff’s Message

Dear Members of the Board of Supervisors and

Citizens of Santa Barbara County,

The year 2011 was another challenging one for the

men and women of the Santa Barbara County

Sheriff’s Office, but once again they delivered law

enforcement and custody services that are second

to none.

For the fifth year in a row our organization suffered

as a result of the ongoing financial crisis. Strain on

the County’s General Fund, which constitutes

almost 60% of our budget, meant that 62 positions

were slated for elimination. For the first time in

more than thirty years layoff notices had to be sent

out and we prepared for the worst. We were

saddened to see several civilian employees,

including two crime prevention specialists and two

administrative office professionals, ultimately laid

off, but were grateful for an eleventh hour reprieve

when it came to other staff. As a result of generous

wage and benefit concessions on the part of the

men and women of the Deputy Sheriff’s Association

and the Sheriffs Manager’s Association, 12 sworn

positions were spared from layoff. The net loss of

positions for FY 2011/2012 was 38.

Misdemeanor arrests are markedly down from past

years, almost certainly the result of jail

overcrowding and limited personnel resources being

directed at the most serious criminal activity.

The year 2011 was significant for members of our

agency from an international perspective, with

diverse activities ranging from providing protection

to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their

historic visit to Santa Barbara, to dealing with an

increase in Mexican drug smugglers offloading their

illicit wares from panga boats on Santa Barbara

County shores, to welcoming visiting police

delegations from France, Iraq, Mexico, Sweden and

Tajikistan.

The passage and

implementation of AB109,

criminal justice realignment

legislation resulting from the

U.S. Supreme Court’s order

for California to lower its

prison population, means

that we must now retain in

our jail system a large

number of inmates who were formerly the

responsibility of the State. This has put even

greater strain on our already overcrowded jail and

limited workforce, but nevertheless we remain

optimistic that if given the proper resources we will

do a better job preparing criminal offenders for

their eventual return to society. If we are

successful in this endeavor, lives will be

revitalized, consumption of a wide range of

government services will be reduced, recidivism

rates will diminish and ultimately citizens will be

safer.

This annual report records the accomplishments of

a superb group of people whose lives are dedicated

to protecting and serving others. It sheds light on

the differences made by members of the Sheriff’s

Office each and every day. As you read this report I

hope that you become as proud of the men and

women of this agency as I am.

Thank you for the privilege of being your Sheriff,

and for the continuing support you provide as we

carry on our tradition of Keeping the Peace Since

1850.

Sincerely,

Bill Brown

Sheriff - Coroner

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Table of

Contents

Mission Statement .............. 1

Message from the Sheriff ...... 2

Table of Contents ............... 3

Guiding Principles .............. 4

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

Service Locations ............... 6

Office of the Sheriff ............ 8

Law Enforcement Operations . 10

Custody Support ............... 22

Support Services .............. 28

H. Thomas Guerry Awards ... 35

Attorney General Awards .... 36

Sheriff’s Office Awards ....... 38

Employees of the Quarter ... 42

Community Recognition ...... 43

Promotions ..................... 43

Retirements .................... 44

In Memory ...................... 45

Labor Organizations .......... 46


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 trustworthy.

Integrity

We are considerate, selfless and

supportive in all our endeavors.

Caring

We take action, even at

personal risk, by protecting the

community, safeguarding the

public interest, and improving the

organization.

Courage

We treat everyone with

respect and dignity. We are

impartial and just in our

decisions and conduct.

Fairness

We perform our duties with

professional excellence. We are

dedicated and responsive to our

community.

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Organizational Chart

Bill Brown

SHERIFF - CORONER

Jim Peterson

UNDERSHERIFF

Chief Deputy Geoff Banks

Law Enforcement Operations

Chief Deputy Donald Patterson

Custody Operations

Commander Sam Gross

Criminal Investigations Division

CD Commander Jenny Sams

Jail Operations Division

Commander Dominick Palera

North County Operations Division

Vacant Commander Position

Custody Support Division

Vacant Chief Position

Support Services

Commander Laz Salinas

South County Operations Division

Doug Martin

Chief Financial Officer

Commander Darin Fotheringham

Operations Support Division

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Service Locations

In Case of Emergency Dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Dispatch (805) 681-4100

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

Coroner’s Bureau

66 S. San Antonio Rd.

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(805) 681-4145

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

Santa Maria Civil Bureau

312 E. Cook St. #0

Santa Maria, CA 93454

(805) 346-7430

Lompoc Civil Bureau

401 E. Cypress, Suite 105

Lompoc, CA 93436

(805) 737-7710

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

Lompoc 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

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The Office of the

Sheriff includes

sworn and

non-sworn staff

who provide key

information to the

Sheriff so he can

conduct his day-today

functions and

better perform his

sworn duties.

Additionally, this

staff provides

information to the

sworn, non-sworn

and volunteer men

and women who

comprise the Santa

Barbara County

Sheriff’s Office.


Office of the Sheriff

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is

led by the elected Santa Barbara County

Sheriff-Coroner Bill Brown. Running

unopposed in 2011, he was re-elected and

began serving his second four-year term. The

Office of the Sheriff makes all the executive

decisions related to the overall operations of

the Sheriff’s Office. As the primary elected

law enforcement officer, Sheriff Brown is

responsible for a county that comprises over

2,700 square miles and has a population of

approximately 424,000 people. The Office of

the Sheriff includes the Office of Professional

Standards, commonly known as Internal

Affairs, the Public Information Office, and

the Sheriff’s Adjutant.

In the absence of the Sheriff, the

Undersheriff assumes command of the agency.

Additionally, the Undersheriff is responsible

for directing the operations of all major

department branches, including law

enforcement, custody and administration. On

March 7, 2011, Chief Deputy Jim Peterson was

sworn in as Undersheriff after the retirement

of Ken Shemwell, who served the Santa

Barbara County communities with distinction

for 33 years.

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. In

2011, he served his first full year with the

Commission, which promotes understanding of

mental health issues and wellness, recovery

and resiliency. MHSOAC holds the public

mental health systems in our state

accountable and furthers the goals to provide

positive outcomes for those individuals living

with serious mental illness, and offer’s

support for their families.

In October, the Santa

Barbara Sheriff’s

Office hosted the

Region 1A meeting

with Attorney General

Kamala Harris. The

meeting was attended

by law enforcement

leaders from

throughout the tricounties

and allowed

the Attorney General

to personally discuss

current law

enforcement trends

within the state, as

well as to honor our

local heroes, officers, and citizens. Citizen

Juan Miguel Sanoja Munoz, Commander Sam

Gross, retired Lieutenants Gary Kitzmann and

Jeff Klapakis, and Sheriff’s Treatment

Program Supervisor Charles McClain were

recognized at this event for their outstanding

service to our community.

The Office of the Sheriff works closely with

community and political leaders, as well as

law enforcement leaders both local and

foreign. This year the Sheriff hosted

delegates from Mexico, Iraq, Sweden,

Tajikistan, and France, along with a number

of law enforcement visitors from throughout

our nation. The purpose of these visits is to

share experiences and education in the

diverse field of law enforcement.

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The men and

women in Law

Enforcement

Operations are

the most visible

representatives

of the Sheriff’s

Office.


Law Enforcement Operations

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. The men and women in Law

Enforcement Operations are the most visible

representatives of the Sheriff’s Office in Santa

Barbara County. In 2011, there were 118,775 calls

for service for Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s

Office law enforcement units, 17,807 original

reports written, and 9,102 people arrested.

A Chief Deputy leads the three divisions of Law

Enforcement Operations: Criminal Investigation

Division, North County Operations, and South

County Operations: each division is under the

direction of a Sheriff’s Commander.

Special Investigations

Bureau

As a result of budget cuts in 2011, multiple units

were merged into the Special Investigations Bureau

to consolidate supervision and management. The

reformatted Special Investigations Bureau includes

the Coroner’s Unit, Gang Enforcement Unit,

Narcotics Enforcement, Organized Crime/Homeland

Security, and Sheriff’s Air Support Units.

Gang Enforcement Unit

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Gang

Enforcement Unit was established in 2007 to

identify, investigate and prevent gang related

violence. The Gang Unit works closely with the

Narcotics Enforcement and Organized Crime/

Homeland Security units. In 2011, the Gang

Enforcement Unit made 50 felony arrests, 85

misdemeanor arrests, and conducted field

interviews of over 1,000 criminal street gang

members. These deputies also completed criminal

street gang member background packets for the

District Attorney’s Office Gang Unit prosecutors.

The Sheriff’s Gang Enforcement Unit plays an

essential role in assisting the Sheriff's Office with

overcrowding in the Santa Barbara County Jail by

authoring criminal street gang enhancements per

186.22(a) P.C. and/or 186.22(b)(1) P.C. When a

criminal street gang member is charged with one of

these enhancements and found guilty, they receive

a strike on their criminal record and are sentenced

to state prison instead of county jail.

Organized Crime/

Homeland Security Unit

The Organized Crime/Homeland Security Unit

conducted multiple sensitive confidential

investigations during the year. Two of these

investigations were “Murder for Hire”

investigations which both led to arrests. In

addition, they have planned and conducted several

operations, such as "John Stings" targeting illegal

prostitution within the county. This unit is also

responsible for providing personal protection when

asked to assist with dignitaries visiting our county.

During the previous year those protection details

included the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who

visited the Santa Barbara Polo Fields in Carpinteria;

former Governor Sarah Palin and Vice President

Dick Cheney as well as former Secretary of State

Condoleezza Rice, who made several stops within

the Santa Barbara area.

Narcotics Enforcement Unit

The Narcotics Enforcement Unit was decreased by

two detectives midway 2011 due to budgetary

limitations. The unit made over 180 arrests; served

over 105 search warrants; seized 40 weapons,

including assault rifles and automatic weapons;

seized over 3,100 grams of methamphetamine and

82 pounds of processed marijuana; and, eradicated

over 53,000 marijuana plants with a street value of

over $105 million. The Narcotics Enforcement Unit

conducted 23 drug endangered children

investigations where 34 children were removed

from hazardous conditions due to their exposure

and access to illicit narcotics.

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Sheriff’s Air Support Unit

The Sheriff's Air Support Unit (ASU) is a full time air

support unit for the County. In 2011, the unit was

comprised of four full time employees and two part

time employees. The ASU functions as a day and

night qualified unit conducting hundreds of flight

hours each year in support of patrol activities,

airborne surveillance, photo missions, search and

rescue, and special operations including SWAT

deployments and dive team water deployments.

The unit operated one patrol helicopter and a

medium sized helicopter, along with a single engine

airplane. During the year 2011, the unit conducted

27 back country rescues and located 25 missing

persons. During one cold weather rescue, the

Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Fire Department,

completed the rescue of 11 stranded Boy Scouts.

The Air Support Unit also assisted with the

identification and eradication of over 53,000 illegal

marijuana plants with an estimated street value of

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approximately $105 million.

In 2011, the Air Support Unit was one of only two

agencies in the world to be recognized as flying for

ten or more years using night vision goggles with

the Ten Year Night Vision Award from the

Helicopter Association International.

Coroner’s Unit

The Sheriff's Office Coroner’s Unit conducts death

investigations within the incorporated and

unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County. The

unit is responsible for the proper investigation of

all natural, violent, sudden, unexpected and

suspicious deaths within the county, regardless of

law enforcement agency jurisdiction. In 2011, the

Coroner’s Unit was staffed by one Pathologist, an

office assistant, a sergeant, and four detectives. In

2011 the Coroner’s Unit investigated 1,476 of the

2,871 deaths in Santa Barbara County; including 15

homicides, 28 traffic and 41 suicide deaths.

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Criminal Investigations

Division

The Criminal Investigations Division includes the Special

Investigations Bureau, Criminal Investigations Branch,

the Air Support Unit, Forensics Unit, Hostage

Negotiations Team, Santa Barbara County Search and

Rescue Team, Special Enforcement Team, and

participates in multi-agency task forces.

In 2011, the Criminal Investigations Division completed

investigations of four Officer Involved Shooting

incidents. Two investigations involved Santa Barbara

Sheriff’s Deputies’ use of lethal force and two

investigations were conducted at the request of the

Santa Maria Police Department. Additionally,

detectives investigated homicides, suspicious deaths,

rapes and sexual assaults, robberies, larceny-thefts,

aggravated assaults and batteries. One of the

homicides investigated was the result of a stabbing

death that occurred in Isla Vista. The suspect was later

identified, located and arrested for that offense. The

second homicide investigation was a subject murdered

in Orange County. The victim’s body was left in the hills

behind Santa Barbara. Our investigators identified the

victim and provided suspect information to the law

enforcement agency where the murder took place.

That agency took over the investigation and arrested

the suspect responsible for the murder. The Sheriff’s

Office also provide investigations of criminal cases for

the contract cities of Buellton, Carpinteria, Goleta and

Solvang.

Bomb Squad

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad

is responsible for the safe disposal of actual or

suspected explosive devices, improvised explosive

devices (IED’s), deteriorated explosives, military

ordnances, and illegal fireworks. The Bomb Squad

responded to 26 calls for service during 2011. Ten of

those calls were for suspicious packages, seven for

various types of military ordnance, three for home

made type explosives, four for technical assistance, one

for a threat to a commercial airplane, and one to assist

our Special Enforcement Team with a barricaded

subject. The Bomb Squad assisted with five dignitary

protection sweeps for former U.S. Vice President Dick

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

Training Bureau

Criminal Investigations Division

Forensics Bureau

Investigations

Narcotics

Criminal Investigations Branch

Detective Bureaus

High Tech Crimes Unit

Special Investigations Bureau

Air Support Unit

Coroner’s Unit

Gang Enforcement Unit

Narcotics Enforcement Unit

Organized Crime & Homeland Security

SBRNET

Special Units

Bomb Squad

Dive Team/Patrol Boat

Honor Guard

Hostage Negotiations Team

Mobile Field Force

Sheriff’s Mounted Unit

Search & Rescue Team

Special Enforcement Team

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

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Cheney, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, and a

visit by the Royal couple to the Santa Barbara

Racquet and Polo Club. In addition, the Bomb

Squad assisted the FBI with a Large Vehicle Bomb

training class at Vandenberg Air Force Base,

provided training to UCSB Police Officers, attended

several Southern California Bomb Squad

Commanders meetings and participated in the

Santa Barbara County Arson Task Force meetings.

The Bomb Squad technicians also conducted

training twice a month and two technicians

attended the Hazardous Devices School, one for the

six week basic school and the second attended the

one week recertification course. During the year,

the Bomb Squad obtained a wireless frequency and

related operating system for one of our robots.

This will significantly improve our ability to handle

calls for service.

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. SET spends hours training for

complex, high-risk incidents including armed

individuals, barricaded subjects, dignitary

protections, warrant services and sniper situations.

The presence of a highly skilled, well coordinated

and trained law enforcement tactical unit has

proven to reduce the risk of injury and loss of life

to citizens, law enforcement officers and suspects

alike, and is more likely to result in a more

successful and peaceful resolution to critical

incidents. The team is made up of 26 members,

including three Santa Barbara County Fire

Paramedics. During 2011, the team was called out

five times. SET served three high risk search/arrest

warrants, responded to a barricaded subject who

fired several rounds during a domestic dispute and

conducted dignitary protection for the Duke and

Duchess of Cambridge.

Hostage Negotiation Team

The Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT) works in

conjunction with SET in incidents relating to

barricaded subjects and hostage situations. The

goal of the HNT is to negotiate an incident to a

peaceful resolution. HNT has eight sworn members

and one volunteer. In 2011, the Hostage

Negotiation Team was called out four times: a

domestic dispute, service of a high-risk search and

arrest warrant, and two separate incidents of

barricaded subjects. One of the barricaded subject

calls was a request from the Lompoc Police

Department to assist with two suspects who

barricaded themselves in a residence following a

vehicle pursuit.

Search and Rescue Team

In 2011, the Santa Barbara County Search and

Rescue Team (SBCSAR) trained in tracking, rope

rescue, Project Lifesaver, Swiftwater Rescue and

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Skills. The all volunteer team responded to over

120 calls for service throughout the county. In fact

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in 2011 the team had the second highest number of

call-outs of any Search and Rescue team in

California, a remarkable accomplishment given its

size. In addition, the team recruited and

graduated two Academy classes, increasing the

team size to over 35 responding members.

In 2011, SBCSAR members went to the UNESCO

World Heritage site in Machu Pichu, Peru, and

spent five days training 44 people from the Machu

Picchu Pueblo community in rope rescue,

rappelling, knots and similar rescue functions. The

team arranged for a local doctor to teach first

responder first aid. Team members also helped to

facilitate the formation of the area’s first volunteer

unified search and rescue team. SBCSAR, CMC

Rescue Inc., and REI donated over $10,000 worth of

equipment that was left with the new search and

rescue team.

The Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce

recognized the Santa Barbara County Search and

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Rescue with the 2011 Volunteer Organization of the

Year Award.

Forensics Unit

The Forensics Unit has two primary responsibilities:

conducting crime scene investigations and providing

fingerprinting services to the public.

Forensic Unit detectives and civilian forensic

technicians are responsible for crime scene

investigations. These investigations involve the

proper collection, preservation and examination of

evidence collected at a crime scene. This includes,

but is not limited to, the examination of latent

prints, shoe impressions, tire treads and the

recreation of crime scenes via photographing,

videotaping, and compiling computer generated

crime scene sketches. In 2011, the Forensics Unit

worked on 344 cases; these cases included 2

homicides, 2 attempted homicides, and 4 officer

involved shootings.

As a service to the community the Sheriff’s Office

Forensics Unit specially trained Administrative

Office Professionals (AOP) offer electronic

fingerprinting, known as “LiveScan”, and

traditional ink fingerprint services to assist

individuals with pre-employment, licenses,

immigration, visa, and record clearances.

LiveScans and their accompanying information can

be electronically submitted to the California

Department of Justice within minutes of scanning

and allows criminal background checks to be

processed usually within 72 hours. Forensic AOP’s

also fingerprint, photograph and process required

documentation of convicted sex offenders,

arsonist, narcotics offenders, gang members and

other registrants who are required by law to abide

by mandated criminal registration requirements. In

2011 Forensic AOP’s provided services to 495

registrants and over 3,600 members of the general

public.

Sexual Assault Felony

Enforcement Team

There are about 200 sex registrants in the Santa

Barbara Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction required to

register annually or if transient, monthly. The

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Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Grant

provides the funds necessary to maintain a

comprehensive Operational and Administrative

program which includes fielding a SAFE team to

contact all registrants within the jurisdiction. This

“face-to-face” contact not only assists the

investigators in becoming familiar with all the

registrants, it also conveys the message to the

registrants that the Sheriff’s Office is interested in

their online activities, what they are doing, and

confirming that their registered address is

accurate. The SAFE Team makes it a priority to

know the registrants, where they reside, and to

provide a level of confidence to the community

that these registrants are being monitored.

The SAFE Grant has provided state of the art

technical and safety equipment to Sheriff’s

personnel that could not have been purchased

through traditional budgetary expenditures. This

equipment is utilized for locating and monitoring

sexual registrants and also enhances the

investigative capabilities of Sheriff’s Detectives for

all investigations. The grant also provides the

funds necessary to support administrative personnel

who complete all the necessary state-mandated

documentation for registrants residing in the

Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

Any member of the public who wishes to ask

questions or voice concerns regarding registrants

who are residing in or near their neighborhood,

schools, or parks is welcome to contact the SAFE

Team leader, Detective Sergeant Greg Sanders.

Operations Divisions

The North County Operations Division boundaries

extend north and east from the Gaviota Tunnel to

the San Luis Obispo, Kern and Ventura County lines

with patrol stations in Buellton, Lompoc, New

Cuyama, Santa Maria, and Solvang. South County

Operations Division boundaries extend from the

Gaviota Tunnel, south to the Ventura County line,

and west, from the crest of the Santa Ynez

Mountains to three islands in the Santa Barbara

Channel with patrol stations in Carpinteria,

Sheriff’s Headquarters, and Isla Vista. The

operations divisions include the following

functions/units: Patrol, Community Resource


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Deputies, Explorer Posts, Field Training Officer

Program, Canine Units, Mountain Patrol, Sheriff’s

Mounted Unit, Reserve Deputy Program, Rural

Crime Unit, School Resource Deputies, Sheriff’s

Volunteer Team, Chaplain Program, Traffic Bureau

and Training Bureau.

Community Resource Officers

The Sheriff’s Office contract cities of Buellton,

Carpinteria, Goleta and Solvang have Community

Resource Officers (CRO). CRO’s are sworn deputies

that are responsible for business, residential and

community crime prevention and awareness

programs within a contract city’s borders. CRO’s

attend City Council meetings, Special Sessions and

participate in many community events.

The City of Goleta CRO Senior Deputy Greg

Sorenson expanded the Neighborhood Watch

Program to all the City of Goleta and introduced a

new Business Watch Program. Senior Deputy

Sorenson is often seen patrolling on foot or bike in

Goleta’s shopping centers, open spaces and Ellwood

Bluffs.

In July, The City of Carpinteria, due to financial

reasons, eliminated three contract law

enforcement positions, including the Community

Resource Officer.

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Grants have continued to provide partial funding

for the Community Resource Officers in Solvang and

Buellton.

School Resource Deputies

School Resource Deputies (SRD) are uniformed

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to

school campuses and tasked with increasing school

safety and security by focusing on crime prevention

and early intervention. SRD’s work at Cabrillo High

School in Lompoc, San Marcos High School in Santa

Barbara, Dos Pueblos High School and Goleta Valley

Junior High in Goleta, Ernest Righetti High School in

Santa Maria, and Santa Ynez High School in Santa

Ynez. These specially trained deputies work with

students, staff and parents to deal with crimes

occurring on school grounds; help to develop

methods to deter crime; enforce the Counties

Daytime Curfew and Loitering Ordinance by

patrolling surrounding neighborhoods for students

who are off campus; provide school staff training

on gang activities, gang prevention, and “tagging”;

assist in conflict resolution efforts; and serve on

Safety Committees.

Rural Crime

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Rural Crime Enforcement

Unit is dedicated to combating the growing trend of

rural crime. Grant funding from the State allows

the Sheriff’s Office to have one full time Rural

Crime Deputy, focusing exclusively on rural crime

in the county, with collateral assignment patrol

deputies who have specialized training in rural

crime investigation. A combination of directed

crime prevention efforts, rural patrols,

enforcement and investigations keeps the Santa

Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Rural Crime Deputy

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busy. The deputy liaisons with the local ranching

and agricultural communities, is a member of the

California Rural Crime Prevention Task Force Board

of Directors and is a valuable asset to the Sheriff’s

Office.

In 2011, the Rural Crime Unit investigated 119

cases with over $500,000 worth of commodities,

equipment and livestock stolen or damaged,

recovered $112,710 worth of stolen property, made

12 felony and 63 misdemeanor arrests.

Chaplain Program

functions; Betti has been in service for

approximately six years. Deputy Hayes and K-9

Gango are trained in explosives detection and basic

patrol functions; Gango has been in service for

approximately four years. In late 2011, a gracious

donation was made earmarked for a new K-9 team.

Deputy Ken Rushing was selected to be the handler

of the new dog. Deputy Rushing and his new

partner Aco will complete basic patrol training and

take to the streets in February 2012.

The volunteer Sheriff’s Chaplain Program continues

to be a tremendous asset to the agency, to

Sheriff’s Office personnel, and most importantly to

the general public. Sheriff’s Chaplains assist

deputies in dealing with people in crisis situations

by offering a voluntary professional religious/social

ministry to Santa Barbara County communities

during a critical incident or emergency situation.

Sheriff’s Chaplains are equipped to deal with

situations where their counseling skills are a

comfort and help to family and friends in situations

that include, but are not limited to, death

notification, some domestic altercations, death or

near death emergencies and other emotional nonviolent

occurrences. A Sheriff’s Chaplain must be

an ordained minister of a recognized denomination,

or of a reputable independent church or religious

organization. In 2011, the Sheriff’s Chaplain

Program had a diverse religious pool of 16 members

available to provide needed resources 24 hours a

day on a regional rotation on-call basis.

Canine Program

January 2011 marked the official retirement of

patrol K-9 Xalvo whose retirement left the Sheriff’s

Office with only two working K-9 law enforcement

patrol teams. The two K-9 teams deployed

throughout 2011 were Deputy Mike McNiel and his

partner Betti, and Deputy Patrick Hayes and his

partner Gango. Deputy McNiel and K-9 Betti are

trained in urban tracking, narcotics and basic patrol

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Citizen's Academy 2011

In September, 18 people participated in the

Sheriff's Office Citizen's Academy organized by the

Buellton and Solvang Community Resource Officers.

The seven-week Citizen's Academy was developed

to educate the public about 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 with law enforcement and

the communities served. The attendees met the

"real people behind the badge," Sheriff Bill Brown

and the men and women of the Sheriff's Office.

They toured the Mail Jail, the Santa Barbara County

Emergency Communications Dispatch Center, the

historic Santa Barbara Courthouse, and the Air

Support Unit facility. They learned about the duties

of our Forensics Unit, the Special Enforcement

Team, Bomb Squad, Detective Bureau and Narcotics

Unit. Attendees had the opportunity to fire live and

simulated firearms at the Sheriff's Indoor Range,

and they experienced the driving and firearms

simulators at Allan Hancock Law Enforcement

Training Academy.

A graduation BBQ was held for the academy

participants and their families.

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Highlights

Stop the Burglaries in IV Campaign

On March 17 th , 2011, the Isla Vista Foot Patrol in collaboration with the Associated

Students of the University of California Santa Barbara, Isla Vista Property Owners

Association, and local businesses launched the “Stop Burglaries in IV” Campaign.

This campaign targeted Isla Vista’s residential burglary problem and supplied

merchants with thousands of stickers reminding students and residents to lock

their doors and windows. Merchants applied these stickers to their to-go bags and

cups and the campaign received widespread support. Residents were mailed a logo

postcard with additional crime prevention tips. The campaign was enhanced with

door-to-door distribution of logo refrigerator magnets. The campaign efforts appear

to have made a difference as residential burglary rates dropped 44% in the 90 days following the start of

the campaign to the same time period in 2010.

Law Enforcement Explorer Program

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office maintains an active Law Enforcement Explorer Program.

Currently there are four explorer posts consisting of approximately 45 explorers. Explorers are young men

and women, 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. During 2011, the Sheriff’s Explorer Posts participated in three

competitions and earned many awards. 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. The Explorers also participated in several community events conducting traffic control, color

guard details and assisting with parades and fairs throughout the county.

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Arrests

Total Arrests – 9,102

Adult Felony Arrests – 1,408

Adult Misdemeanor Arrests – 6,614

Juvenile Felony Arrests - 145

Juvenile Misdemeanor Arrests - 935

Calls for Service/Reports Written

Calls for Service – 118,775

Reports Written – 17,807

Sex Offender Registrants

Registrants in Sheriff’s Jurisdictions - 200

Registrants in Violation - 10 (5%)

Rural Crime Prevention Program

Agricultural Crimes Investigated - 119

Suspects Arrested/Cited/Complaints - 75

Total Loss Property Value - >$500,000

Total Recovered Property Value - $112,710

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Law Enforcement Operations Statistics

Sheriff’s Office Jurisdictions

Part 1 Violent and Property Crime

Trend 2008 - 2011

2000

1500

1000

500

0

Offense

Property Crime

1590 1507 1417 1346

239

Violent Crime

370 415 332

2008 2009 2010 2011

Violent Crimes: Homicide, Forcible Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault

Property Crimes: Burglary, Larceny-Theft > $400, and Motor Vehicle Theft

2011 SBSO

Reported Incidents

Coroner’s Unit

Total Deaths in County – 2,871

Coroner’s Cases – 1,476

Accidental Deaths - 81

Homicide Deaths - 15

Natural Deaths - 1,299

Pending Further Investigation - 0

Returned to Other Jurisdictions - 0

SIDS Deaths - 0

Suicide Deaths - 41

Traffic Deaths - 28

Undetermined Deaths - 12

Bomb Squad

Dignitary Protection Sweeps - 5

Calls for Service - 26

Assist SET - 1

Explosive/Incendiary Devices - 3

Military Ordnances - 7

Technical Assistance - 4

Threat to a Commercial Airline - 1

Suspicious Packages - 10

Sheriff’s Office Jurisdiction

2011 UCR Index Crime Rate

2011 SBSO Incidents

Cleared by Arrest

Sheriff’s Office Jurisdictions

Felony and Misdemeanor Arrests

2008 - 2011

2011 SBSO

Clearance Rate

2010 SBSO

Clearance Rate

2010 California

Clearance Rate

2011 National

Clearance Rate

Homicide 1 1 100%

100% 63.8% 64.8%

12000

10000

8000

6000

4000

2000

0

Felony Arrests

10411 10981

Misdemeanor Arrests

9510

7549

1258 1307 1615 1553

2008 2009 2010 2011

Violent

Crimes

Property

Crimes

Forcible Rape 44 26 59.1%

51.2% 40.0% 41.2%

Robbery 42 19 45.2%

37.2% 26.4% 28.7%

Aggravated Assault 244 191 78.3%

74.8% 52.7% 56.9%

Burglary 665 144 21.7%

20.8% 12.9% 12.7%

Total Larceny-Theft 1549 285 18.4%

18.37% 16.7% 21.5%

MV Theft 45 18 40.0%

25.0% 7.0% 11.9%

Arson 12 11 91.7%

0.0% 13.6% 19.9%

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.

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Custody

Operations

provide

facilities for the

detention of

pre-sentenced

and sentenced

inmates as

mandated by

law.


Custody Operations

Custody Operations is mandated by law to provide

and maintain facilities for the detention and

supervision of pre-sentenced and sentenced male

and female inmates. Services include booking,

housing, medical, mental health, security, and

transportation. To reduce recidivism and facilitate

inmates’ successful return to their community, we

provide education, vocational counseling, and

community work programs. In 2011, the Average

Daily Population (ADP) in the custody system was

1,092 inmates; 899 of these inmates were housed in

the detention facilities.

A Chief Deputy commands Custody Operations with

two divisions: Jail Operations and Custody Support

Services, which are overseen by commanders.

Jail Operations Division

The Jail Operations Division includes three

detention facilities and is responsible for the daily

operations and services related to custody records,

inmate classification, medical/mental health

services, and inmate transportation.

The ADP of inmates housed within these facilities is

899. The inmate population is comprised of

predominately pre-adjudicated felons with

approximately 10% of the inmates at the Main Jail

held on charges of homicide or attempted

homicide.

In 2011, a total of 16,649 inmates were booked into

the jail facilities and 16,075 were released from

custody. In order to mitigate jail overcrowding and

comply with court-ordered population capacity

limits, 911 inmates were released prior to serving

their full sentence. This resulted in 14,096 total

sentenced days not served in 2011.

The Santa Maria Branch Jail is a 20 bed Type-II

facility where inmates can be held up to 96 hours.

This facility accounts for 32% of total county

bookings. In June 2011, due to severe budget cuts,

the Santa Maria Branch Jail was closed for normal

operations and housing. The facility is now only

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open eight hours each evening exclusively for

booking. Inmates are transported to the Santa

Barbara Main Jail for housing.

On October 1, the Public Safety Realignment plans

contained in Assembly Bill 109 (AB109) and

Assembly Bill 117 (AB117) were implemented.

These plans have drastically changed the

responsibilities of local criminal justice authorities.

Prior to the realignment act, local detention

facilities did not hold inmates who were sentenced

to more than one year on a single felony charge.

Since implementation, there is no longer a limit on

the number of years a sentenced felon qualifying

under the conditions of AB109 and AB117 can be

housed in the local detention facility. The Santa

Barbara County Jail was impacted by AB109 and

AB117 with an additional 215 sentenced inmates

between October 1 st and December 31 st .

Classification Unit

The Classification Unit makes all inmate housing

assignments and re-housing decisions. Located in

the Main Jail, the Classification Unit is supervised

by a Custody Sergeant and provides coverage

twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This

unit’s responsibilities include collection and

analysis of intelligence related to assaults, gang

activity, narcotics smuggling, weapons in the jail,

and tracking and logging all inmate discipline.

Alternative Sentencing

Since 1971, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s

Office has offered community based alternatives to

incarceration programs to help address jail

overcrowding. The Alternative Sentencing Bureau

(ASB) currently offers two programs: Electronic

Monitoring (EM), which allows an inmate to

complete their sentence monitored by electronic

devices; and the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program

(SWAP), which allows an inmate to complete their

sentence by performing community service work.

Both programs are available to qualified male and

female inmates. While participating in one of the

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programs, an inmate is still considered in custody

and can be returned immediately to jail for

noncompliance.

In 2011, 858 inmates participated in EM and 699

inmates participated in SWAP at a savings of

approximately $70 a day when compared to

incarceration costs.

Special Operations Response Team

It is the objective of Custody’s Special Operations

Response Team (SORT) to provide and maintain

security for Custody Operations during emergencies

or hazardous situations. This objective is

accomplished through the deployment of selected

personnel highly trained in special tactics, high risk

transportation, and critical incident management.

SORT is available as an additional resource to be

deployed at the request of the Jail Commander, or

designee, to assist with any situation in which the

utilization of the team is deemed to be

appropriate.

Transportation Unit

The Transportation Unit is responsible for the

custody, safe transport, and security of inmates in

transit throughout the state. In addition to

transporting inmates to court, the unit is

responsible for transports to medical appointments,

other counties, state prisons, and assisting the

juvenile justice system with Proposition 21

transports. In 2011, the Transportation Unit drove

278,783 miles and conducted 54,606 transports.

Court Services Bureau

The Court Services Bureau is committed to

providing a safe and secure environment within and

around the twenty-four courtrooms of the Superior

Court. The Court Services Bureau is managed by a

lieutenant with sworn deputies serving as bailiffs.

These deputy bailiffs receive orientation and

training specific to court security functions and

duties. Bailiffs assigned to the courts are charged

with providing security during cases involving civil

matters, small claims, juvenile offenses, family law

matters, traffic court, as well as misdemeanor and

felony cases up to and including capital murder

cases. Given the increasing number of high risk

cases coming through the courts, more is being

required of the bailiffs in terms of the security

demands. Working with the Presiding Judge and the

Court Administrator, the Sheriff’s Office has strived

to balance the Court’s needs with available State

funding. In 2011, the Court Services Bureau was

moved organizationally from Support Services to

Custody Operations. Bailiffs and transportation

custody deputies work together to move in-custody

inmates between court holding facilities and

courtrooms insuring the safety and security of court

employees and the general public at court

facilities.

Custody Support Division

Educational/Vocational Programs

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, General

Education Diploma (GED) training, Life Management

Skills, ServSafe© for food preparation and serving,

and vocational programs in the areas of

maintenance, welding, print shop, and bicycle

repair.

New County Jail Project

The Sheriff’s Office continues the planning of the

construction of the Northern Branch Jail facility to

be built on a 50-acre parcel of land at the

southwest corner of Black and Betteravia Roads

near the city of Santa Maria. This new jail will be

primarily funded through the State of California

AB900 grant. Current plans are for a jail facility

with approximately 375 beds designed to house

male and female inmates. This facility, along with

increased alternatives to incarceration, will

significantly assist in managing jail overcrowding

and the impacts of AB109.

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Medical and Mental Health Services

We are mandated by law to provide emergency and basic

medical, dental and mental health services to those

incarcerated within our facilities. These inmate medical and

mental health services are provided through a contract with

Corizon (formerly PHS Correctional Healthcare), an outside

health care services provider.

There were 10,249 medical sick call and dental visits in 2011,

and 62 hospital admissions for a total of 248 days.

Approximately 19% 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 has increased 25% in the past three years and is

an indicator of the expanding medical needs of the incarcerated

population.

There were 5,121 mental health contacts during 2011.

Approximately 14% of the inmates housed in the Custody

facilities received mental health medications.

Sheriff’s Treatment Program

The Sheriff’s Treatment Program (STP) is designed as an inhouse

treatment environment to guide inmate clients to a

foundation of recovery and reduce recidivism. STP is available

in 30, 60, 90, and 120-day increments which allow the program

to be offered to a variety of inmates with different sentence

lengths. Individual and group counseling, as well as specific

courses of instruction, are provided to assist the inmate client

with their sobriety goal. Release planning and placement into

aftercare treatment centers are also an important part of STP.

AB109 has provided a means to continue education and

treatment through STP to inmate clients upon their release.

In 2011, STP joined with the Santa Barbara County Probation

Report and Resources Center (PRRC) to provide a continuity of

services to inmates released from the county jail who

participated in STP’s custody addiction recovery program and

are required to continue outpatient drug and alcohol treatment.

STP’s credentialed counselors facilitate classes at PRRC’s Santa

Barbara and Santa Maria locations, provide group counseling

sessions and assist new inmates recovering from addiction

successfully transition back into their communities.

Sheriff’s Treatment Supervisor Chuck McClain received the

Citizen’s Award of Commendation by the Attorney General’s

Office for his commitment and dedication to sobriety as a

means of reducing recidivism.

Jail Operations Division

Alternative Sentencing

Electronic Monitoring

Sheriff’s Work Alternative

Program (SWAP)

Classification Unit

Intake/Release

Main Jail Operations

Medium Security Facility

Overcrowding Management

Property

Special Operations Response

Team (SORT)

Custody Support Division

Compliance

Custody Records

Custody Training Officer (CTO)

Drug & Alcohol

Sheriff’s Treatment Program

(STP)

Food Services

Inmate Services

Community Outreach

Educational Program

Vocational Programs

Baking Program

Print Shop

Recycle a Bicycle

Jail Laundry

Maintenance

Medical and Mental Health

New County Jail Project

Projects & Planning

Santa Maria Branch Jail

Statistics

Transportation

Day Reporting Center

Special Projects Unit

Court Services Bureau

North County

Lompoc Courts

Santa Maria Courts

Santa Maria Juvenile Court

South County

Santa Barbara Courts

Santa Barbara Juvenile Court

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Highlights

The

Recycle a

Bicycle program

allows inmates to

develop bicycle repair skills

while refurbishing abandoned,

unclaimed, or donated bicycles. The

inmates perform any needed minor repairs to

make the bicycles safe before they are donated to local

charities and distributed to needy children within our

community. This year, approximately 60 bicycles were refurbished

and distributed to children throughout Santa Barbara County. In 2010, this

program was recognized with a California State Association of Counties Challenge

Award for demonstrating effective, original and cost-conscious ways that counties are

serving their citizens. The inmates do not receive time off their sentences or get paid for any

work while in jail.

All-Purpose Room Remodeled to Housing Unit

The Main Jail All-Purpose Room remodel to a 50-bed housing unit was completed this year. This housing

unit’s completion is another example of the Sheriff’s Office continued innovation in it’s efforts to utilize

every available resource in order to mitigate jail overcrowding.

BEFORE

AFTER

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Custody Operations Statistics

Custody Facilities

Average Daily Population - 899 Inmates

Males - 774

Females - 125

Total Facilities Rated Beds - 816

Bookings

Total County Jail - 16,649

Santa Barbara Main Jail - 13,293

Santa Maria Branch Jail – 2,874

Contract Lompoc Police Jail – 482

Overcrowding Early Release from Custody

Total Inmates Released Early - 911

Males - 858

Females - 83

Total Days Released Early - 14,096 Inmate Days

Males - 12,014

Females - 2,082

Average Number of Days Released Early - 15.47 Days

Males - 14.02 Days

Females - 39.28 Days

Food Services

Meals Prepared - 1,074,469

Average Cost of Meal - $1.25

Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (SWAP)

Total Inmate Days - 28,938

Total Participants - 699

Males - 569

Females - 130

Successful Completions - 605 / 95%

Failed To Complete - 34/ 5%

Electronic Monitoring

Total Inmate Days - 33,101

Total Participants - 858

Males - 632

Females - 226

Participants Still In Program - 83

Successful Completions - 95%/737

Failed To Complete - 38/ 5%

Medical/Mental Health - Corizon

Dental Sick Calls – 643

Mental Health Contacts – 5,121

Nursing Services – 13,284

Nurse Sick Calls – 6,165

14-Day Evaluations – 4,266

TB Screenings – 2,853

Physician Services – 3,512

MD Sick Calls – 3,441

6 Month Physicals – 71

Transportation

Regular Transports - 51,197 Inmates

Hospital Transports - 28 Inmates

Medical Transports - 780 Inmates

Private Physician Transports– 6 Inmates

Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) Transports - 51 Inmates

Proposition 21 Transports - 214 Inmates

Juvenile Court Transports - 616 Inmates

Out of County (Non-Prison) Transports - 235 Inmates

Prison Transports – 748 Inmates

Total Miles Driven – 278,783

In-County Miles – 228,270

Out-of-County Miles – 50,513

Average Daily Population (ADP)

Custody Facilities

2007 - 2011

Jail Bookings

Custody Operations

2007 - 2011

2,500

25,000

2,250

2,000

1,750

22,500

20,000

17,500

18,252 18,005 18,750 18,335

16,649

1,500

1,250

1,000

1,259 1,239 1,214

942 899

15,000

12,500

10,000

750

7,500

500

5,000

250

2,500

0

2007 20 08 2009 2010 2011

0

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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Support Services

provides the

vital resources

necessary to the

Sheriff’s Office

for fulfillment

of its public

safety mission.


Support Services

Support Services provides the vital resources

necessary for the Sheriff's Office to fulfill its public

safety mission. In 2011, Support Services was

reduced by a chief deputy, a partially funded

commander, a deputy sheriff, and several support

positions that included the layoffs of four

professional support staff. Support Services

workforce reductions impacted the Financial

Services Division, the Operations Support Division

and Command Staff answering directly to the

Undersheriff. Support Services includes the

Business Office, Civil Bureau, Crime Analysis,

Criminal Records, Felony Fugitive Detail, Human

Resources, Public Safety Dispatch, Systems and

Technology, Warrants Bureau, and the Property and

Evidence Bureau.

Financial Services

Division

The Financial Services Division, under the direction

of the Chief Financial Officer, provides oversight

and support in the areas of finance, technology,

supplies and facilities. The Financial Services

Division also oversees the creation and

implementation of the Sheriff’s Office annual

budget.

Systems and Technology

The Systems and Technology Bureau (S&T), under

the direction of a civilian manager, provides

technical support and systems implementation for

the entire Sheriff’s Office. The S&T Bureau is

comprised of two tiers; the Systems Engineer team

and the Computer Systems Specialists (CSS team).

The Systems Engineer team works directly under

the IT Manager, supporting the agency’s business

and CAD network server Infrastructure (both

physical and virtual), print server and data

backups, while implementing Microsoft’s System

Center Suite. Their construction, configuration and

management of the virtual server environment

using VMware, Microsoft System Center

Configuration Manager, Microsoft Service Manager,

Microsoft Data Protection Manager and Microsoft

Operations Manager greatly improve the efficiency

and functionality of the Sheriff’s foundational

systems and infrastructure.

The CSS team includes four CSS technicians working

under one CSS supervisor. They manage a helpdesk

line that supports approximately 850 employees

with computer related issues and questions. They

maintain hardware and software on over 420

desktop workstations, 110 networked printing

devices, 133 Blackberry or Wi-Fi devices, 55 mobile

data and in-car video systems; all these are spread

over 17 locations throughout Santa Barbara County.

Together both the Systems Engineer and CSS team

of Systems and Technology work to meet the

technical needs of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s

Office, while always striving to update and improve

processes and procedures, with the safety of our

employees and our community coming first and

foremost.

Operations Support

Division

Civil Bureau

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Civil

Bureau is the only unit within the organization that

provides services to private litigants. These

services include the Civil Process Unit which is

responsible for serving court orders such as:

domestic violence restraining orders, civil

harassment restraining orders, subpoenas, orders to

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show cause, summons and complaints, and more.

The Bureau also executes writs of possession, often

in the form of evictions; writs of execution, often

for collection of judgments; as well as other writs.

The cases are civil in nature so to serve a process

the Bureau cannot utilize criminal investigative

tactics such as stakeouts or computer inquiries

(DMV, arrest records, etc.). The Civil Bureau is a

full service civil agency and serves all Court

documents including small claims actions,

dissolution of marriage, civil lawsuits and the

enforcement of court orders. In 2011, the Civil

Bureau successfully served 88% of the 6,732

processes filed for service. There are Civil Bureau

offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. The

Lompoc Civil Bureau office was closed in July 2011

due to budget cuts and staffing reductions. The

bureau has a representative on the Civil Committee

of the California State Sheriffs’ Association to

ensure that our policies and procedures are in

compliance with California laws.

Crime Analysis Unit

The Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) is responsible for

analyzing and identifying crime trends and

dissemination of that information to the

appropriate division for crime suppression and

prevention.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Crime

Analysis Unit was formed in 2000. The unit is

supervised by a sergeant and staffed by a civilian

California Department of Justice Certified Crime

and Intelligence Analyst. The Crime Analysis Unit

provides administrative, tactical and strategic

crime analysis to the Sheriff’s Office. Additionally,

CAU coordinates the preparation of the Sheriff’s

Office Annual Report.

Criminal Records Bureau

The Criminal Records Bureau processes and

maintains information that supports the operations

of the entire Sheriff’s Office. Offense, incident

and arrest reports, as well as the related court

documents reside within the Bureau. Duties include

maintaining civil, criminal and traffic reports and

arrest warrants. The activity represented by these

reports is reported, in summary format, to the

California State Bureau of Criminal Statistics on a

monthly basis. This information is, in turn, provided

to the California Attorney General’s Office and to

the Federal Bureau of Investigation for inclusion in

their annual crime data reports.

The Criminal Records Bureau utilizes automated

business solutions wherever practicable. A report

from a field deputy is submitted through an

Automated Reporting System (ARS) before the data

is transferred into a Records Management System

(RMS). The quality of the data entering RMS is

crucial to the Crime Analysis Unit’s efforts and

summary data reports. The retrieval of data is an

essential investigative tool used by our deputies

and detectives. The bureau transfers and

catalogues data that can be accessed through

applications such as Tiburon, CrimeView,

LaserFiche, and SQL Server.

Answering subpoenas for records and requests

made pursuant to the California Public Records Act

are the responsibility of this bureau. Much of the

Criminal Records Bureau duties can be thought of

as routine work but it is vitally important to

Sheriff’s Office operations.

Human Resources Bureau

The Sheriff’s Human Resources Bureau (HR)

operates in a fast-paced heavy workload

environment requiring a professional, hard-working

and dedicated staff. The Bureau is responsible for

processing the agency’s payroll, recruitments,

separations, retirements, promotions, worker’s

compensation claims, Family and Medical Leave Act

(FMLA) documents, medical insurance and benefits,

background investigations and polygraph

examinations. The Bureau is also responsible for

providing the Sheriff’s Office Affirmative Action

Coordinator, Civil Service Commission liaison and

Department Safety Officer.

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The year 2011 was a challenging one for HR, as well

as for the entire Sheriff’s Office, due to extreme

budget cuts. Although, the agency had already

suffered severe staff reductions during the previous

several years, additional reductions in personnel

had to be made. For the first time in three

decades, HR had to send out layoff notices to

Sheriff’s Office employees. A total of 25 layoff

notices and numerous demotion notices were

served to sheriff’s deputies, custody deputies and

non-sworn professional support staff. Fortunately,

the Sheriff’s Office was able to avoid most of the

planned layoffs and a majority of the demotions as

a combined result of not filling current vacant

positions, normal retirements and separations,

employees leaving as a result of finding other

employment and concessions by labor unions. The

agency was forced to layoff one sheriff’s deputy,

two custody deputies and four non-sworn

professional support staff.

Financial Services Division

Business Office

Special Services

Systems & Technology

Automation Support

Operations Support Division

Administrative Investigation Team (AIT)

Civil Bureau

Criminal Records

Crime Analysis Unit

Felony Fugitive Detail

Human Resources Bureau

Property & Evidence

Public Safety Dispatch

Warrants Bureau

Budget cuts also severely impacted County Human

Resources, a division of the County Executive

Office, with a decrease in county recruiters. The

decrease directly impacted the Sheriff’s Office by

forcing Sheriff’s HR staff to take on all tasks

associated with recruitment of specialized job

classifications, which is the majority of our

employees. HR staff underwent extensive training

to be self-sufficient in recruitments and

promotional testing.

In September, the Sheriff announced plans to reopen

the Santa Maria Branch Jail as a 24/7

operation, resulting from new funding by the State

AB109 Realignment Program. Due to Custody

staffing already at minimum levels, the HR was

tasked with recruiting new Custody Deputies to

sufficiently staff the Santa Maria Branch Jail, in

addition to recruiting to fill routine separations. At

an accelerated pace, HR staff processed over 500

Custody Deputy applications, screened over 400

Personal History Questionnaires, conducted

Physical Agility Tests on 234 applicants, proctored a

written exam for 214, facilitated oral interview

boards for 176, resulting in a certified list of 104

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eligible candidates. Once eligible, a candidate

must pass a polygraph examination, background

investigation, psychological examination, and

medical examination before deemed eligible for

hiring. The starting field of 500 applications ended

with just 5% considered for employment offers.

Felony Fugitive Unit

The Felony Fugitive Unit handles all out of state

extraditions and is overseen by a sergeant.

Extraditions of fugitives include those arrested in

our county and wanted by other jurisdictions as

well as recovering fugitives from our jurisdiction

that have been arrested elsewhere. The Felony

Fugitive Office is responsible for administering the

extradition process from start to finish, which

includes communicating with other agencies, the

District Attorney's office, court personnel, judges,

records specialists and custodial personnel.

In 2010, the Felony Fugitive Unit created the “Top

Ten Active Warrants” web page. The web page has

prompted several tips that have led to arrests. The

Top Ten Active Warrants web page,

www.sbsheriff.org/activewarrant, is similar to the

Sheriff’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive web page,

www.sbsheriff.org/mostwanted. Both sites

generate tips from inside and outside of our

community. In some cases, a fugitive has fled the

area and even left the country. In other cases, a

fugitive remains in the community and does not

flee. Each of these web pages has been designed to

include the information of a fugitive’s last known

whereabouts, which is tagged in the search engine

environment. In 2011, almost 60 people were

located and arrested with tips generated from

these web pages.

There are currently more than 20,000 active arrest

warrants for people in Santa Barbara County. The

felony fugitive office manages the pool of warrants

for wanted persons. This process includes

conducting research regarding last known address

information, criminal and booking histories, as well

as coordinating with other agencies and

departments within and outside of Santa Barbara

County to attempt apprehension. This function

includes annual audits of the felony warrants

folders to insure that warrants and NCIC stops are

active.

The Felony Fugitive Unit has a collateral duty of

performing investigations regarding civil litigation

claims that are brought against the Sheriff’s Office.

Upon completion of an investigation, an internal

report documenting the findings is submitted to

County Counsel, Risk Management and the

appropriate division commander for consideration,

review and action.

Property and Evidence Bureau

The Property and Evidence Bureau (PEU) consists of

professional employees whose primary

responsibility is to safeguard the thousands of

pieces of evidentiary, abandoned, or found items

that are booked into custody at either north or

south county Property Rooms. In addition to

safeguarding the property, the Property and

Evidence Bureau is responsible for the tracking and

the transportation of these secured items for

testing purposes by the Sheriff’s Office Forensic

Bureau, the State Crime Lab, or other professional

testing entities.

After adjudication of an investigation or the

waiting period of found or recovered items are

met, the Property and Evidence Bureau personnel

purge the evidence by either disposing of

contraband or returning items to their rightful

owner if possible. For some serious crimes, a long

term storage plan is needed to maintain the

evidence for longer periods of time. Firearms and

controlled substances are all destroyed by safe and

proper methods.

In 2011, the Property and Evidence Bureau received

evidence in 4,492 new cases and disposed of

evidence from 6,404 cases. The Bureau also

handled the destruction of over 5,300 pounds of

unused or expired prescription medication from

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Operation Medicine Cabinet. The destruction of

these medications prevented environmental

contamination through improper disposal and

assisted in preventing possible drug overdoses by

eliminating access.

Public Safety Dispatch Center

The Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch

Center is the County’s largest public safety

answering point, and handles a daily average of 477

calls for service for law enforcement, fire and

emergency medical services. In 2011, the Dispatch

Center handled approximately 174,000 calls for

service. Of the almost 285,000 phone calls fielded

approximately 50,000 were 9-1-1 calls, and of those

9-1-1 calls, 27,237 were received from wireless

devices. In 2011, the Center answered an average

of 507 emergency and non-emergency phone calls

per day, providing emergency medical dispatch

“pre-arrival” instructions to callers needing

medical assistance. EMD provides a critical link in

the chain of survival and enhances patient care and

survivability. Under the direction of a civilian

Communications Manager, the center utilizes a

state-of-the-art Computer Aided Dispatch System

(CAD) and is staffed by 30 highly skilled

dispatchers. Continual and timely updates to the

CAD mapping software are provided by an in-house

GIS Mapping Technician. Dispatching services are

provided for 12 local government agencies, which

includes the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office,

Santa Barbara County Fire Department, American

Medical Response (AMR), and the cities of

Carpinteria, Goleta, Solvang, Buellton and

Guadalupe. After hours support is also provided for

numerous local agencies.

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Employee Recognition

EMD Save Award

On April 7th Dispatch Supervisor Shannon

Hoogenbosch answered a 9-1-1 transfer call from

an anxious caller who was reporting that a

gentleman who was jogging, collapsed and had

been lying in the road for 4 or 5 minutes.

Dispatcher Hoogenbosch immediately dispatched

Santa Barbara County firefighters and paramedics

from American Medical Response (AMR). Following

Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) protocol,

Dispatcher Hoogenbosch determined by questioning

the caller that the patient was “turning blue” and

the caller did not know CPR. Immediately,

Dispatcher Hoogenbosch began “EMD Protocol CPR

Instruction” providing telephone instruction to the

caller on how to perform life-saving CPR on the

collapsed gentleman until emergency personnel

arrived to take over care.

For her efforts in using her training in Emergency

Medical Dispatch to save a human life, Ms.

Hoogenbosch was awarded the Santa Barbara

County Public Health Department’s Emergency

Medical Dispatch (EMD) Save Award by the Santa

Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency

and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

In 2008 and 2009 Ms. Hoogenbosch also received

EMD Save awards for her outstanding efforts in

using her training in Emergency Medical Dispatch to

save the life of a human being.

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Support Services Statistics

Civil Bureau

Civil Papers Received - 6,736

Santa Barbara - 3,278

Santa Maria/Lompoc - 3,458

Civil Papers Successfully Served - 5,592

Santa Barbara - 2,882

Santa Maria/Lompoc - 3,070

Civil Papers Unsuccessfully Served - 590

Santa Barbara - 291

Santa Maria/Lompoc - 299

Civil Papers Cancelled - 194

Santa Barbara - 105

Santa Maria/Lompoc - 89

Human Resources Bureau

New Hires - 6

Deputy Sheriff Trainees - 0

Lateral/POST Graduates - 0

Custody Deputies - 1

Dispatchers - 3

Support Staff - 2

Background Interviews - 53

Polygraphs - 161

Background Polygraphs - 60

Criminal Polygraphs - 19

Probation Department Polygraphs - 82

Total Law Enforcement Calls

Public Safety Dispatch

2007 - 2011

Property and Evidence

Cases with property booked - 4,492

Cases with drugs/narcotics booked - 1,055

Cases with property disposed - 6,404

Public Safety Dispatch

Total calls received - 284,227

9-1-1 Calls for Service - 49,238

Total Calls for Service - 174,190

Fire Calls - 13,734

EMS Calls - 37,544

Law Enforcement Calls - 122,912

Training Bureau

Custody Academy – 2 Custody Deputies sent out

Custody Quarterly Training – 41 training days

Deputy Quarterly Training & Department Training Classes

– 44 training days

Deputy Pre-Academy (two-week program) – 0

Hosted Classes – 8

Range Qualification – 76 range days

Total Calls Received

Public Safety Dispatch

2007 - 2010

200,000

175,000

150,000

125,000

100,000

75,000

50,000

25,000

127,180 125,567 132,593 132,718 122,912

350,000

300,000

250,000

200,000

150,000

100,000

50,000

178,795 178,983

245,173

298,465 284,227

0

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

0

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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H. Thomas Guerry Awards

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

On May 15, 2010, deputies were advised of a

domestic disturbance at a Chumash Reservation

residence. Sergeant Raney and Deputies Anderson

and Bruening responded to the call. They learned

the suspect had assaulted his wife and was sitting

on the porch of his residence. As deputies

approached the suspect and called his name, he

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

armed himself with a large, straight martial arts

sword, raising it above his head in a threatening

manner. Deputies Cintron and Samaniego arrived

to assist.

Deputies spent the next 40 minutes attempting to

get the suspect to put down the sword and comply

with their commands. His actions led deputies to

believe he was under the influence of a controlled

substance and possibly suffering from a mental

illness. He told them the only way he was leaving

was in an ambulance or dead. At one point, he used

the sword to cut himself and attempted to impale

the sword into his own chest.

A plan was made wherein Deputy Cintron would use

the bean bag shotgun to distract and/or knock the

suspect to the ground. When the suspect saw the

shotgun, he stepped up to the porch railing and

challenged deputies to shoot him. Deputy Cintron

fired three bean bag rounds, two hitting the

suspect in the chest, and the third hitting him in

the side causing him to turn. This allowed Deputies

Anderson and Samaniego to get close enough to use

their Tasers. The combination of the bean bag

rounds and Taser hits finally brought the suspect to

the ground. Deputies took him into custody without

further incident or harm. Subsequent investigation

revealed the suspect had assaulted his wife.

Sergeant Erik Raney, Deputies Charles Anderson,

Brice Bruening, Ruben Cintron III, and Robert

Samaniego displayed valor, courage, and selfdiscipline

in the face of a deadly-force

confrontation. Their actions protected the suspect

from harming himself or others in a potentially

deadly situation and are a credit to the Santa

Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

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Attorney General Awards

POLICE OFFICER COMMENDATION

Commander Sam Gross has been

employed by the Santa Barbara

Sheriff's Office for over 40

years. He is the senior member

of the Sheriff’s Office beginning

his career as a deputy sheriff in

the County Jail. Throughout his

career, he has worked in almost

every facet of the organization rising steadily

through the ranks of Senior Deputy, Detective,

Sergeant, Lieutenant and Commander. Commander

Gross is currently the commander in charge of the

Criminal Investigations Division.

Commander Gross has exemplified the value of the

organization by constantly trying to improve

programs and policies. Such examples of this

dedication are his knowledge, expertise, and

leadership in systems and technology, civil

litigation, human resources, and emergency

management.

Commander Gross’ dedication to duty is easily

characterized by his willingness to serve. It is rare

to see a law enforcement officer continue to

perform at such a high level of accomplishment for

over forty years. The County of Santa Barbara and

the residents of the county are grateful for his

continued service to the community.

CITIZEN VALOR AWARD

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, California. Mr.

Munoz made a courageous decision to intervene as

the crime was in-progress, aggressively confronting

and distracting the armed robbery, thereby putting

himself in great peril.

Mr. Munoz was stocking the walk-in refrigerator at

the market that morning. As he exited the

refrigerator, he saw the clerk behind the counter

being held at knife point by a male adult. The

clerk’s hand was bleeding profusely from a knife

wound the suspect had inflicted during a struggle.

When the suspect saw Mr. Munoz, he pointed the

knife at him and threatened to kill him. Concerned

for the safety of the clerk, Mr. Munoz armed

himself with a bottle of liquor and bravely

approached the suspect, who continued to hold the

clerk at knife point. The suspect rifled through the

cash register and quickly left the store. As the

suspect fled the scene, Mr. Munoz threw the bottle

at the suspect, but missed him as he ran away. Mr.

Munoz chased the suspect while dialing 9-1-1 on his

cell phone. He lost the suspect on Holly Avenue

and returned to the market to give a physical

description to responding deputies.

There can be little doubt that Juan Munoz’s

intervention prevented further harm to the clerk,

potentially saving his life. Furthermore, Mr. Munoz

chased the armed suspect and assisted deputies in

tracking him down. This resulted in the collection

of valuable evidence, and the subsequent capture

of the robbery suspect.

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Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office Cold Case

Investigators Gary Kitzmann and Jeff Klapakis

worked with Department of Justice Supervisor

Colleen Spurgeon and Senior Criminalists Dianne

Burned and Shavonne Sicher pouring over old case

reports and evidence in a collaboration to try to

solve the double homicides of Cheri Domingo and

Greg Sanchez who were murdered on July 26, 1981.

The Domingo/Sanchez double homicide came on

the heels of a double homicide that occurred

almost 18 months earlier; over the years, it was

speculated that the two double homicides were

related and that they were committed by the

notorious East Area Rapist who terrorized Southern

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CITIZEN COMMENDATION AWARD

Sacramento County in the late 1970’s and the

Original Night Stalker who was responsible for

multiple murders in Ventura and Orange Counties in

the 1980’s.

Santa Barbara Sheriff Bill Brown states, “With

recent advancements in DNA profiling methods, it is

important for us to push forward and reevaluate

evidence in this case before it deteriorated and

became useless.” The careful, diligent work of this

team resulted in identifying samples with

potentially useful DNA. Low amounts of degraded

DNA were recovered and it was decided to transfer

the extracts from these stains to Senior Criminalist

Eric Halsing at the California Department of Justice

Jan Bashinski Laboratory in Richmond, California.

Halsing applied a technique designed to allow

typing of degraded DNA. A profile was obtained

and submitted to CODIS. A match was identified

between the profile and four other evidence

profiles. This profile has been attributed to an

individual known as the East Area Rapist and the

Original Night Stalker. This is the first evidence

connecting the Domingo/Sanchez homicides to the

East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker since the

crimes occurred in Goleta in 1981.

CITIZEN COMMENDATION AWARD

Chuck McClain is the

Supervisor of the

Sheriff’s Treatment

Program (STP) for

the Santa Barbara

County Sheriff’s

Office. Chuck is a

certified Criminal

Justice Addiction

Professional, Alcohol

and Drug Counselor,

and Clinical

Supervisor for Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Chuck

also serves on the Board of Directors of the

California Association of Drug and Alcohol

Counselors (CADAC). Through Chuck’s direction,

STP provides education to those incarcerated

individuals with addiction problems. Chuck’s

commitment to sobriety as a means of reducing

recidivism is unparalleled in his field. Chuck works

with local courts, community groups, and

residential treatment facilities to improve the

quality of life within Santa Barbara County. STP

has been recognized nationally as featured on a

National Geographic special “Drugs Inc.” National

Geographic producers recognized the efforts of the

program, through Chuck’s direction, to identify and

treat those individuals with methamphetamine

dependencies. Chuck McClain approaches sobriety

with passion, enthusiasm and dedication. Chuck

serves the citizens of Santa Barbara County with

modesty and relative anonymity, and has made a

significant impact on the quality of life for all.

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Sheriff’s Office Awards

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Sheriff’s Lt. Ugo Arnoldi

Over the past thirty-eight years,

Sheriff’s Lieutenant Ugo

“Butch” Arnoldi has served in

various capacities within the

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s

Office from Reserve Deputy all

the way up to his current rank

of Lieutenant. Of his numerous

accomplishments, none can be as rewarding as his

zealous commitment to the Special Olympics of

Southern California. For almost thirty years, he has

helped coordinate fundraising and activity efforts,

collaborating with regional law enforcement

agencies and the Special Olympics Regional Board

of Santa Barbara County in support of Special

Olympic athletes.

Lieutenant Arnoldi’s support for Special Olympics is

a year-round endeavor beginning with volunteer

assignments to the “Leadership Council” for the

Santa Barbara Region of Special Olympics. During

the past fourteen years he has been the Santa

Barbara County Sheriff’s Office representative and

co-director for the Special Olympics Santa Barbara

Region Torch Run Committee.

For the nineteenth consecutive year, Lieutenant

Arnoldi has coordinated Tip-A-Cop fundraisers,

which includes tips, donations, and t-shirt sales. As

a testament to his unfailing dedication, he has

participated in every single one of those fundraisers

— a total in excess of one hundred Tip-A-Cop

events. In 2011 alone, he coordinated five Tip-a-

Cop events working with local restaurants

throughout the south coast and raising nearly nine

thousand dollars for the Special Olympics through

these unique and well-attended fundraisers.

During the past nineteen years, Lieutenant Arnoldi

has also coordinated the Annual Special Olympics

Torch Run, which involves over one hundred

runners, several dozen Special Olympic athlete

runners, and the coordination of regional agencies

stretching from San Luis Obispo to Ventura

Counties. The run is an extremely rewarding event,

highlighting the achievements of our athletes and

law enforcement’s support for this most worthy

cause.

For his lifelong commitment, dedication, and

passionate support of the Special Olympics of

Southern California, Sheriff’s Lieutenant Ugo

“Butch” Arnoldi was awarded the Santa Barbara

County Sheriff’s Office Distinguished Service

Award.

Custody Lt. Marlan Hamilton

Custody Lieutenant Marlan

“Kelly” Hamilton began his

career with the Santa Barbara

County Sheriff’s Office in 1989

and has excelled in each of his

assignments. He is currently

assigned to manage the Jail

Transportation Unit and the

Santa Maria Branch Jail.

Custody Lieutenant Hamilton is a steadfast and well

-respected member of the Southern California Jail

Managers Association, and currently serves as its

president. Through his involvement in the

association, he maintains professional contacts with

members of other law enforcement and custody

agencies throughout the state. This membership,

along with his service as our representative in the

Large Jail Network — an Internet based information

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sharing platform — has proven immensely beneficial

when searching for solutions to problems and in

preventing future problems within our operation.

When managing his budgets, Custody Lieutenant

Hamilton always exercises careful discretion. Under

his capable leadership, there have been several

schedule changes within the Transportation Unit

designed to increase efficiency and reduce the

amount of overtime. As a result of these proficient

efforts, the Transportation Unit expenditures for

Fiscal Year 2010/2011 ended at approximately 7%

under budget, and are on track to come in under

budget for Fiscal Year 2011/2012.

Although assigned to the Custody Support Division,

Custody Lieutenant Hamilton takes an active role in

providing information, mentoring, and leadership to

those assigned to the Jail Operations Division. He

understands the serious, complex challenges ahead

with regards to both staffing and monetary

resources. To that end, he volunteers to take on

additional responsibilities in an effort to minimize

the impact of vacant managerial positions. He is

truly a “team player” and his positive attitude

motivates those who work around him.

For his proactive problem solving, dedication, and

expertise, Custody Lieutenant Marlan “Kelly”

Hamilton was awarded the Santa Barbara County

Sheriff’s Office Distinguished Service Award.

Barbara Grunewald

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Administrative Office

Professional Barbara Grunewald

began her career with the Santa

Barbara County Sheriff's Office in

October 1978 as a Records Clerk

in Custody Records. She was

quickly promoted to Correction

Officer in December of that

year. She also served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff

from 1980 to 1982. In 1981, she was appointed to

Senior Correction Officer, but that was a short stay

as she was promoted to Sergeant a year later.

In 1984, Correction Sergeant Grunewald separated

from the Sheriff’s Office and married Greg, who

recently retired as a Custody Deputy, and raised her

two sons, Daniel and David. She returned to the

Sheriff’s Office in 1996, working clerical assignments

at the Carpinteria Station, Criminal Records, and

ultimately in the Human Resources Bureau. In 2006,

she advanced to the Administrative Office

Professional for Support Services and Law

Enforcement Operations, her current assignment.

Her role is extremely important to the daily

operations of Sheriff’s Administration where she

provides support to the Office of the Sheriff, Chief

Financial Officer, Sheriff’s Legal Counsel, and the

Law Enforcement Operations Chief Deputy.

Barbara Grunewald has a wide array of knowledge in

the preparation and completion of the documents

necessary to keep operations running smoothly. She

has been tasked with various projects that draw

upon her writing and design skills. She was greatly

involved in several of our hosted events, including

the 2006 California State Sheriffs’ Association

Seconds in Command Workshop, the 2007 California

Attorney General’s Zone Meeting, and the 2010

California State Sheriffs’ Association 116 th Sheriff’s

Conference. In fact, she designed the logo for the

Sheriff’s Conference that was worn on shirts and

displayed on brochures.

One of Barbara Grunewald’s greatest attributes is

her charming personality and her perpetual positive

attitude. She uses her creative talents and

interpersonal skills in her daily interaction with the

public, other county departments, and allied law

enforcement agencies and regularly receives

compliments for her capable assistance.

For her dedicated expertise and outstanding and

professional service, Administrative Office

Professional Barbara Grunewald was awarded the

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Distinguished

Service Award.

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MERITORIOUS SERVICE

Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Deleo

Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Deleo

has played a major role in

several prominent Isla Vista Foot

Patrol operations that have

demonstrated positive effects on

the Isla Vista community and the

Sheriff’s Office. His performance

during these operations was

exemplary as he displayed leadership, creativity,

exceptional knowledge and understanding.

In January of 2011, the Isla Vista Parks Department

sought the Isla Vista Foot Patrol’s assistance in

addressing a graffiti problem in the community.

Deputy Deleo examined the issue and contacted the

Isla Vista Property Owners’ Association. He garnered

their support and within two months, over 70% of

the properties had cleaned up their graffiti

problems.

Additionally, Deputy Deleo took an active part in

designing the Sheriff’s Office’s “Notice of

Administrative Violation” citations, which are

predominately used for Social Host Ordinance

violations. Incorporating his past graphic design

experience, he designed the layout and assisted in

developing the language found on these citations. He

also worked closely with the Associated Students

University of California Santa Barbara in developing

the Foot Patrol’s “Stop Burglaries in IV” campaign.

Once again, he assisted in designing the campaign’s

logo and production specifics. Through the

campaign, he strengthened the Isla Vista Foot

Patrol’s relationship with merchants and students,

thus furthering the Sheriff’s Office’s community

policing philosophy.

Finally, over the past year, Deputy Deleo has worked

closely with Santa Barbara County’s Alcohol, Drug,

and Mental Health Services’ “Assertive Community

Treatment Outreach and Engagement” (ACTOE)

Program. He has spent countless hours working with

the homeless population of Isla Vista in an effort to

develop trusting relationships, which provide a

bridge to the services offered by this ACTOE.

For his superior efforts to improve living conditions

in Isla Vista and foster a collaborative relationship

with allied agencies and community partners,

Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Deleo was awarded the

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Meritorious

Service Award.

Detective Theodore Toedte

Upon his assignment to the

Felony Fugitive Unit two years

ago, Sheriff’s Detective

Theodore Toedte immediately

sought to improve and

streamline operations. He

joined the California Criminal

Justice Warrant Services

Association to further his knowledge, and he quickly

became a leader as he moved up the ranks to a

director’s position.

During last year’s budget shortfall, the Felony

Fugitive Unit suffered staffing reductions like many

other units in our agency. Detective Toedte

identified the importance of full cost recovery and

learned the Sheriff’s Office was eligible for

reimbursement of extradition expenses when a

suspect jumps bail. He implemented the new cost

recovery program and is currently moving forward on

a new restitution fee proposal, to be charged against

suspects for the cost of managing their arrest

warrants.

Detective Toedte has embraced technology and

developed a skill for locating fugitives through the

extensive use of social media. He also shares

information with other law enforcement fugitive

details within the United States and internationally.

He has effectively created an international fugitive

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detail searching for wanted suspects from Santa

Barbara County. Recently two suspects were

arrested due to his concentrated efforts: A home

invasion robbery suspect and a sexual assault

suspect. Both of these suspects had fled the

country, but later returned. These suspects would

still be living in our community free to re-offend if

not for Detective Toedte’s resourceful, diligent

efforts.

Recognizing that the public is a great asset for

locating fugitives, Detective Toedte identified a

previously under-utilized tool, the “Most Wanted”

Sheriff’s Honor Guard

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s

Office has a long, rich

history of excellent and

professional service since

1850. Scores of dedicated

personnel have served

proudly in the diverse roles

within our agency. As an

organization, we celebrate

our many successes and

always remember those

members and former

members who have fallen.

We also join our

communities in celebrations

of special events and

memorials. At the

forefront of these events

are the members of the Santa Barbara County

Sheriff’s Honor Guard. Their ceremonial presence

brings a dignified sense of honor and pride to any

event, and is appreciated by those in attendance.

Displaying a superb appearance coupled with a

professional military bearing, the men and women

of the Honor Guard are always poised and ready for

any occasion. Some of the details performed by

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section of the Sheriff’s Office website. He created

a new format, which has increased the public’s

interest and led to the apprehension of numerous

fugitives. Detective Toedte has instilled a new

level of energy to his unit, resulting in more

efficient operations and a higher rate of capture

and arrest.

For his superior efforts to improve the operations

of the Felony Fugitive Unit, Sheriff’s Detective

Theodore Toedte was awarded the Santa Barbara

County Sheriff’s Office Meritorious Service Award.

SHERIFF’S UNIT CITATION

the Honor Guard include: the Annual Peace

Officers Memorials in Sacramento and Santa Maria,

9-11 Memorials, Special Olympics events, the

annual H. Thomas Guerry Awards, memorial

services for current and retired Sheriff’s

employees, and special meetings for California

State Sheriffs’ Association and the California

Attorney General. Honor Guard members represent

our agency in an exemplary manner at memorial

services for peace officers from throughout the

state who have been killed in the line of duty.

Their presence is symbolic of the law enforcement

community’s support as a whole for our fallen

comrades.

For their superb dedication and exceptional

professional service, Sheriff’s Detective Jared

Waits (Coordinator), Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard

Soto, Custody Sergeant Brenda Maynard, Custody

Sergeant Juanita Miranda, Sheriff’s Detective

Daniel Calderon, Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Jeffrey

Farmer, Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Catherine Herrick,

Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Bryan Munana, Senior

Custody Deputy Dulce Brooks, Sheriff’s Deputy

Charles Anderson, Sheriff’s Deputy Wayne Flick,

Sheriff’s Deputy Judith Hall, and Sheriff’s Deputy

Jarrett Morris were awarded the Santa Barbara

County Sheriff’s Office Unit Citation Award.

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Employees of the Quarter

First Quarter

Civilians

Susan Hoggarth, Senior Dispatcher

Tiffany Allen, Dispatcher

Sonya Ames, Dispatcher

Cristal Krause, Dispatcher

Kari Quezada, Dispatcher

Amanda Quinionez, Dispatcher

Deputies - 1st Quarter

Sergeant Rick Soto

Senior Deputy Marc Hammill

Deputy Byron Kies

Deputy Brett White

Custody Deputy—1st Quarter

Senior Custody Deputy Ryan Sharpe

Second Quarter

Civilians—2nd Quarter

Property and Evidence Unit

Property Officer Nancy Robel

Property Officer Chuck Villarreal

Administrative Office Professional Sandy Gheno

Administrative Office Professional Nancy Gross

Administrative Office Professional Danielle McMichael

Custody Deputy—2nd Quarter

Senior Custody Deputy Javier Antunez

Third Quarter

Civilian—3rd Quarter

Administrative Office Professional Jacky Green

Deputies—3rd Quarter

Sheriff’s Major Accident Response Team

Sergeant Kevin Huddle

Senior Deputy Jeffrey Farmer

Deputy John DeLeon

Deputy Tom Green

Deputy Win Smith

Custody Deputies—3rd Quarter

Custody Deputy Juan Duarte

Custody Deputy Orlando Ortega

Fourth Quarter

Team—4th Quarter

Lieutenant Julie McCammon

Senior Deputy Charles Uhrig

Deputy Judith Hall

Administrative Office Professional Erin Ayala

Deputy—2nd Quarter

Deputy Michael Emens

Custody Deputies—4th Quarter

Custody Sergeant Ron Osborne

Senior Custody Deputy Anthony Delira

Custody Deputy Kimberly Smith

2011 ANNUAL REPORT

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Community Recognition

Santa Maria Elks

Lompoc Elks

Solvang Rotary

Deputy Chris Gotschall

Outstanding Performance

Sgt. Jeff Greene

Outstanding Performance

Deputy Dave Wicklund

Deputy of the Year

Promotions

James Peterson

Undersheriff

Erik Raney

Lieutenant

Ryan Sullivan

Sergeant

Jessica Mares

Custody Deputy

Kristy Glisson

EDP Office Automation Systems 1

Ethan Kleckner

Computer Systems Specialist 1

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INTEGRITY, CARING, COURAGE, FAIRNESS & SERVICE

Retirements

Diana Stetson

Custody Commander

28 years

Ronald Le Gault, Jr.

Sheriff’s Lieutenant

33 years

Julian Villareal

Custody Lieutenant

29 years

Mario Macias

Custody Sergeant

29 years

Elroy Allain

Sheriff's Deputy

Special Duty

33 years

Dale Neel

Sheriff’s Deputy

Special Duty

19 years

Paul Sierra

Sheriff's Deputy

Special Duty

25 years

Dave Wight

Sheriff’s Deputy

Special Duty

13 years

Phil Esau

Sheriff Deputy

26 years

William Honeycutt

Sheriff's Deputy

29 years

Daniel Osuna

Sheriff Deputy

24 years

Mike Warren

Sheriff's Deputy

10 years

Eileen Edens

Custody Deputy

21 years

Gene Hartin

Administrative Office Professional III

12 years

Carlos Fortin

Utility Worker

12 years

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In Memoriam

Robert “Dale” Schade

Retired Sheriff’s Lieutenant

Served 4/3/67 to 6/1/99

Gary Spiegel

Retired Sheriff’s Sergeant

Served 11/26/69 to 12/13/9999

Glenn Williams

Retired Sheriff’s Sergeant

Served 12/13/60 to 2/9/73

Allen “Rock” Selander

Retired Sheriff’s Senior Deputy

Served 9/7/82 to 3/25/07

Dennis Morales

Retired Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy

Served 2/29/88 to 3/1/0000

LaRae Duden Ybarra

Retired Sheriff’s Custody Deputy

Served 11/13/84 to 5/2/11

Barbara Haberkorn

Retired Accountant III

Served 6/14/89 to 10/4/09

Ronald H. McMullan

Retired Utility Worker

Served 3/14/94 to 2/19/10

Cuppy Wallace

Retired Utility Worker

Served 1/23/84 to 1/22/10

Stanley L. Otremba

Retired Sheriff’s Detective

Served 7/26/65 to 9/7/83

James R. Burke

Retired Sheriff’s Senior Deputy

Served 6/28/83 to 8/3/03

Peter Geiger

Retired Sheriff’s Deputy

Served 8/24/70 to 9/30/01

Robert Norton

Retired Sheriff’s Detective

Served 7/22/68 to 2/5/79

Samuel Barrett

Retired Utility Worker

Served 10/16/78 to 12/13/98

George Allen Begg

Retired Sheriff's Deputy

Served 1/1/55 to 6/30/62

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INTEGRITY, CARING, COURAGE, FAIRNESS & SERVICE

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 2011 Honorees

Association Appreciation: Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Stetson

Custody Deputy of the Year: Custody Deputy Joshua Lake

Custody Sergeant of the Year: Custody Sergeant Ryan Sullivan

Deputy of the Year: Sheriff’s Deputy Ruben Cintron III

Deputy Sergeant of the Year: Sheriff’s Sergeant Dan McCammon

Dispatcher of the Year: Communications Dispatcher Shannon McNamara

Distinguished Service: Bryon Bass (Search and Rescue Member, Sheriff’s Dive Team Civilian Volunteer )

Investigator of the Year: Sheriff’s Deputy Special Duty Theodore Toedte

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Santa Barbara County

P.O. Box 6427

4434 Calle Real

Santa Barbara, CA 93160-6427

805-681-4100

www.sbsheriff.org

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