State of California
California Highway Patrol
The statewide California Highway Patrol is headed by a commissioner and is divided into staff and field operations. The Coastal Division, which includes Santa Barbara County, has 700 personnel and 11 area offices, three of those in Santa Barbara County: in Buellton, Santa Maria and Goleta. CHP is responsible for highway safety and for protecting the public and their property, state workers and state property. CHP also collaborates with local, state and federal public agencies.
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services protects lives and property by planning for and responding to threats, crimes, hazards and emergencies. Visit the office’s website for information on California threats and hazards and other preparedness information.
Santa Barbara County
The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management is responsible for emergency planning and coordination in the Santa Barbara operational area. Visit the office’s website for the county’s emergency management plan and other disaster preparedness information.