Santa Barbara Police Department


For any Emergency Dial: 9-1-1

 Non-Emergency Dispatch: 805-882-8900

Currently, the Police Department Lobby will be open for in-person service during the following days and times:

As of 06/01/2022,  The Police Department's Lobby Hours are:

  • Tuesday - 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday - 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Thursday - 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Currently, the Police Department Lobby will be open weekly for in-person service on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

What this means: You may come to the Police Department to take care of business during 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.

Police Department Information

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Commander Marylinda Arroyo
Police Department Names Interim Police Chief
Commander Marylinda Arroyo will be serving as the Interim Police Chief for the City of Santa Barbara. A permanent Police Chief is expected to be announced within the next few weeks. Commander Arroyo was the first female to be promoted to…
July 19, 2022
Chief Barney Melekian
Police Chief Bernard Melekian Announces Retirement
After 50 years of distinguished public service, Chief Barney Melekian will step down as the Police Department Interim Chief on Friday, July 15. Chief Melekian was appointed as the Interim Police Chief on March 1, 2021. He helped guide the…
July 11, 2022
High School Damage
SBHS “Senior Prank” Gone Wrong – SBPD Investigates
On May 31, 2022, around 10:30 pm, several concerned community members called the Santa Barbara Police Combined Communications Center to report they heard loud, unusual noises, and breaking glass coming from Santa Barbara High School…
June 9, 2022
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Contact Us

In the event of an Emergency, dial 9-1-1

Office Location
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


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