Lieutenant Brian Thielst of the Goleta Valley Patrol Bureau / Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office has the following message:
As the Chief of Police for the City of Goleta, I would like to communicate an important message to our residents and visitors. These are trying times we live in, and Law Enforcement, through the strong partnership with the community, needs your help in keeping the community safe. As you live your daily lives, stay more alert and if you see something, say something, so we can possibly stop or prevent a violent act before it starts. The more eyes watching and the more alert everyone is, the safer our community will be. Whether you are out at the supermarket or at a community event, if something makes you feel uncomfortable please contact the police department immediately at (805) 683-2724.