Staff Report

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is holding a “Coffee with a Cop” event from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Monday,
August 12,  at Starbucks located at 235 East Highway 246, Buellton.

“We hope you will join us for this opportunity to get to know some of the deputies who patrol the Santa Ynez Valley
area and who help keep this beautiful community safe,” said Sheriff’s Department officials. 

The Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative that aims to advance the practice of community policing by opening
communication and fostering a greater understanding between citizens and police. The idea is to provide residents with an informal setting to meet deputies that work in their neighborhoods and talk about their concerns. The goal is break down barriers, build lasting relationships and familiarize the public with people who are there to protect and serve them.

The Sheriff’s Office has been holding “Coffee with a Cop” events at various locations in the county since 2013.