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New Police Chief Selection:

Community Meeting And Survey

The City is Seeking a New Police Chief

City Administrator Paul Casey will appoint the new Police Chief, and has hired the executive search firm of Bob Murray & Associates to assist him with the recruitment.

Due to the importance of this position within the community and within the organization, input will be collected from a broad base of stakeholders in developing an ideal candidate profile. A nationwide search will follow.

The public is invited to attend the community meeting on Thursday, January 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Louise Lowry Davis Center located at 1232 De La Vina Street. Use this convenient link for a map to the location.

Also, a short online survey on the issues facing the next Police Chief and the qualities that he or she will need to bring to the role is available on the City’s website by clicking on the following link: 
Santa Barbara Police Chief Survey

Community input is requested by January 8th. Should members of the public wish to submit their thoughts in hard copy, they may submit them to the City Clerk’s Office located at Santa Barbara City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8th, and they will be provided to the recruiting agency.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Santa Barbara Police Department is to provide for the public safety through the philosophy of community oriented policing. It is to protect and serve our community where all people can live in peace without fear of crime. It is to ensure a professional quality of service and accountability to the citizens of Santa Barbara and to all who should call upon our service.


The City of Santa Barbara Police Department employs both Officers and Civilian Personnel.
View our Employment page to find out more about positions, employment requirements and an overview of how to apply for a job at the Police Department.

Contact Information

Santa Barbara Police Department
215 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 897-2300
(805) 897-2434 Fax

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016