City of Goleta Welcomes New Community Resource Deputy

The City of Goleta is pleased to welcome a new Community Resource Deputy to our team.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputy Jaycee Hunter was selected for the position and will begin his new assignment on February 10, 2020.  He was introduced at the February 4, 2020, Goleta City Council meeting.

Deputy Hunter was born and raised in Goleta and is invested in the community where he still resides.  He brings almost 35 years of law enforcement experience to the City. While he has been employed at the Sheriff’s Office for almost four years, he spent the majority of his career as an officer with the Santa Barbara Police Department where he worked a number of assignments including patrol, major crimes, cold cases and as a traffic investigator.  He most recently worked as a School Resource Deputy at his alumni school, San Marcos High School, where he also met his high school sweetheart. 

Deputy Hunter is looking forward to his new assignment with the City of Goleta.  He said, “I have lived in Goleta the majority of my three and half decades in law enforcement providing services to communities outside of Goleta.  With my new role, I am elated to be home where I can now protect and serve my community with the special law enforcement services provided by the Community Resource Deputy position.”

City Manager Michelle Greene said, “This is an important position for the City and we are pleased to have an experienced and dedicated law enforcement professional protecting and working collaboratively with our community members.” 

Director of Neighborhood Services and Public Safety for City of Goleta Vyto Adomaitis said, “We are extremely excited to welcome Deputy Hunter to the City of Goleta and look forward to working with him to help maintain a safe community and provide a high level of service to our residents.”

The City of Goleta contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for police services.  As the Community Resource Deputy, Deputy Hunter will address quality of life issues through education and training, crime prevention and intervention, specialized patrol services, and building community partnerships with our residents, our local businesses, and our other neighborhood-serving agencies. He is bilingual.

Welcome Deputy Hunter.  We wish you a wonderful chapter ahead with the City of Goleta and thank you for all you have done to help others during your career and thank you in advance for your service to our community.