Community Resource Deputy Soon Will Be On Patrol in North Santa Barbara County

Noozhawk | October 21, 2022

Santa Barbara County Fourth District Supervisor Bob Nelson and Sheriff Bill Brown on Friday afternoon announced the new position aimed at serving primarily Orcutt and Los Alamos along with other unincorporated areas in the North County.

The community resource deputy wasn’t included in the county budget adopted earlier this year, and Nelson vowed to keep advocating for the slot and ways to pay for it.

“I’m proud to announce today at Tuesday’s budget hearing I got unanimous support from my colleagues to fund for the first time ever the North County community resources deputy to serve the communities of Orcutt and Los Alamos,” Nelson said Friday after highlighting rising crime and increasing concerns of residents.

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