ISLA VISTA – On November 2, 2020, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office thanked their allied agencies, including California Alcoholic Beverage Control agents, for assisting in the planning and logistics involved in their 2020 Halloween Operation in Isla Vista.
The operation ran Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1, 2020 and included:
- the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB),
- Santa Barbara City College,
- UCSB Associated Students,
- Santa Barbara County Chief Executive Office,
- Office of the 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann,
- Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services,
- Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office,
- Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness,
- County Emergency Medical Services Authority,
- American Medical Response,
- Santa Barbara County Fire,
- Santa Barbara County Public Works,
- Santa Barbara County Public Health,
- Isla Vista Community Services District,
- Isla Vista Parks and Recreation Department,
- City of Goleta,
- UCSB Police Department,
- California Highway Patrol,
- California Alcohol Beverage Control.
“This serves as an example of communities, government leadership and law enforcement working together to ensure safety while community members enjoy themselves,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.
“We in the Sheriff’s Office are pleased that Isla Vista was uneventful this Halloween,” said Sheriff Bill Brown. “That was our objective, and great credit is due to the large coalition of agencies and people that pulled together to plan, organize, educate and prepare for this weekend. We also want to recognize the students and other community residents who kept things local, responsible and safe. Our thanks to all for this very successful collaborative effort.”
During the three-day operation, 20 citations were issued, the majority for alcohol related offenses. Two people were arrested, one for public intoxication and one for driving under the influence.