Santa Barbara Police Department

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Santa Barbara Police Department
Abbreviation SBPD
Badge of theSanta Barbara Police Department.png
Badge of the Santa Barbara Police Department since 1990
Motto "Dedicated to Service"
Agency overview
Formed 1899
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Santa Barbara in the state of California, United States
Size 41.4 sq mi (107 km2)
Population 90,000
Legal jurisdiction City of Santa Barbara, California
Governing body Santa Barbara City Council
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 215 E Figueroa St
Santa Barbara, California
Agency executive Lori Luhnow,
Chief of Police
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

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]


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