Santa Barbara Police Department

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Santa Barbara Police Department
Badge of theSanta Barbara Police Department.png
Badge of the Santa Barbara Police Department since 1990
Motto"Dedicated to Service"
Agency overview
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionSanta Barbara, California, United States
Size41.4 sq mi (107 km2)
Legal jurisdictionCity of Santa Barbara, California
Governing bodySanta Barbara City Council
General nature
Headquarters215 E Figueroa St
Santa Barbara, California

Agency executive

The Santa Barbara Police Department is a local law enforcement agency in the city of Santa Barbara, California. It was founded in January 1900 by the mayor at the time, Charles A. Storke. The department's jurisdiction is a little over 40 sq mi (100 km2) and has a population of around 90,000.

Organizational structure[edit]

  • Chief Support Staff Chief, Deputy Chief, Diversity Officer, Internal Affairs, Public Information Officer, Secretary
  • Support Services Business Office, Parking, Station Officer
  • Community Services Commander, Asst. Commander, Secretary, Beat Coordinators, Cadets, Community Relations, Crime Analysis, DARE, Information Technology, Property and Evidence, Police Activities League, Records, Training/Recruitment
  • Investigative Commander, Asst. Commander, Secretaries, Burglary, Crimes Against Persons, Forensic Science, Narcotics/Vice, Police Technician, Polygraph, Special Investigations, Warrants
  • Patrol Commander, Asst. Commander, Secretary, Admin. Sgt./Field Training Officer, Communications Center (911), Parking Enforcement, Special Enforcement Team, Night Life Enforcement Team, Tactical Patrol Force, Hosts, Tactical Planning / Special Events, Traffic, Watch Commanders, Watch Supervisors, K-9, Drinking Driver Team, Crisis Response Unit, S.W.A.T., Reserves[1]

Work environment[edit]

Santa Barbara is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. Situated on an east-west trending section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between the steeply-rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the sea. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city is sometimes referred to as the "American Riviera."[2]

In popular culture[edit]

The Santa Barbara Police Department is where many of the episodes of the television show Psych take place.


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