Goleta has a new Community Resource Deputy. Deputy Greg Sorenson took over the position and has been working since January with the City’s 14 neighborhood watch groups, local businesses and the schools. As Goleta’s Community Resource Deputy, he oversees these activities as well as gang enforcement, graffiti abatement and enforcement along the beaches and bluffs.
Deputy Sorenson is not new to the area. After spending four years in the United States Marine Corps, he attended UCSB where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science before beginning his career in law enforcement.
Sorenson has been employed as a Deputy Sheriff for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff ’s Department for 13 years. He worked as a patrol deputy in Goleta, a bailiff in superior court and as a criminal investigator working both property crimes and crimes against persons. He spent 10 years as a sniper on the Sheriff ’s SWAT team and most recently was a detective in the Office of Professional Standards.
He and his wife and two children live in the Goleta Valley. Stop by the Camino Real substation and say hello next time you’re there.