Santa Barbara Police Department
For any Emergency Dial: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Dispatch: 805-882-8900
As of November 28, 2022, the Police Department's lobby hours are:
You may come to the Police Department to take care of business during the above specified times. Otherwise, you may utilize our on-line services and/or call 805-897-2355 for information on how to address your business.
We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage people to stay safe and healthy by following guidelines from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.
Contact Information for various sections and phone numbers.
Visit Contact Us for more information
To provide organized solutions for the preservation and accessibility of police records while providing excellent customer service to our community and staff in adherence with federal, state, and municipal law.
Visit Records Bureau for more information or you can Obtain a Police Report here.
Internal Operations - This section includes both officers and civilian personnel and is led by a Lieutenant. There are several Sergeants assigned to this section as well that oversee hiring, recruitment, wellness, and training.
The Internal Operations Section also assists with ABC licensing and special event officer requests.
For more details visit Internal Operations the page.
Investigations & Detectives - While officers of the Field Operations Division most often are the first officers on the scene of any police event, Detectives handle the following-up investigations to those cases. It is the Detective's responsibility to follow leads and evidence to arrest outstanding suspects. For more details visit the Investigative Division page.
Property & Evidence - The Property Room is open Monday through Thursday (closed holidays) from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We may be contacted at 805-897-2375. Visit Property & Evidence for more information
Visit Chief of Police & Community Accountability Staff for more information
The Field Operation Division is the largest division within the Police Department. Its primary responsibility is to provide uniformed law enforcement service to the community.
Visit Field Operations for more information
Find out more about our Community Academy and our special programs, such as the cadet program, becoming a chaplain, Police Activities League (PAL), ride-alongs, and Volunteers in Policing.
Visit Programs for more information.
In the event of an Emergency, dial 9-1-1
215 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 897-2300 (805) 897-2434 Fax
In case of emergency, call 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Dispatch, 805-882-8900
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tel. (805) 963-0611
City of Santa Barbara, PO Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990
Sign up for one or more newsletters on many city topics