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About Sandra Brown

» Sergeant, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department

» Detective Sergeant, Special Investigations Bureau (Coroner’s Office)

» Past Narcotics Detective. Developed highly-respected training classes for law enforcement and citizens

» Member, Santa Barbara Regional Narcotics Team (SBRNET). Developed successful Interdiction program

» Awarded “Outstanding Investigation” from the Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement

» Isla Vista Senior Deputy, presided over major reductions in crime, including sexual assaults and illegal liquor sales. Received “Outstanding Service” award

» Community Resource Deputy, City of Buellton. Educated over 10,000 people on the meth epidemic

» Assignments throughout Santa Barbara County, including Goleta, Carpinteria, Santa Ynez, Lompoc, and Solvang

» Board Member, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

» Co-founder, Deputy “Explorer” program

» Past Director of Education, Santa Maria Fighting Back

» Goleta’s “Public Servant of the Year”

» Past “Outstanding Deputy of the Year,” Lompoc Elks

» Attended local community colleges, University of Southern California, University of Phoenix, University of Southwestern Louisiana

» Graduate, Daniel Freeman Paramedic School, 1989


Links We Like

California State Sheriffs’ Association

CASA of Santa Barbara County

County of Santa Barbara



Registrar of Voters

Santa Barbara News Press

Santa Maria Sun

Santa Maria Times

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Recent Blog Posts

March 11, 2014 |

4 honored by Women’s Network

Four women were honored in categories of Women Taking Creative Risks, Women of Spirit, Women Helping Women and for Lifetime Achievement on Wednesday night during the Santa Maria Women’s Network Women of Excellence awards dinner at the Santa Maria Inn.

March 5, 2014 |

Opinion: Sgt. Brown for sheriff

We have two candidate’s for Santa Barbara County sheriff in the June 3 primary – Sheriff Bill Brown and Sheriff’s Sgt. Sandra Brown.

February 11, 2014 |

Opinion: Is Sheriff Brown the Six-Million-Dollar Man?

Overtime costs are skyrocketing at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and this should be of concern to every county taxpayer.

February 3, 2014 |

KSNI Interview

KSNI Interview

November 6, 2013 |

Opinion: The sheriff and priorities

Since June 2011, the Foster Road jail has been closed. The Sheriff’s Department is not housing inmates there any longer. If you are not aware of this, you need to be.

September 30, 2013 |

CASA makes a difference in kids lives

Protecting children is everybody’s business. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect, and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families.

September 30, 2013 |

Second meth forum draws crowd

At Santa Ynez Valley Union High School’s second community forum on methamphetamine as many as 650 Valley residents, including students, gathered in the new gym for Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Sandra Brown’s presentation.

September 30, 2013 |

SB County autopsy reports: Intentional or accidental, teens & adults are most often abusing multiple drugs

As Santa Barbara County confronts a growing challenge from drug abuse, fatal overdoses from prescription medications are creeping ever higher, forcing authorities to revise the ways they track the trends.

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