City Thanks Goleta Police During National Police Week
City of Goleta Expresses Heartfelt Appreciation to Goleta Police Department During National Police Week
The City of Goleta is taking the opportunity during National Police Week to thank the City of Goleta Police Department for protecting and serving our community. These experienced professionals provide a high level of service to our residents. We owe them a debt of gratitude especially for being on the front lines during this COVID-19 pandemic and for putting their own health and safety at risk to help others.
The City of Goleta contracts with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office for police services. The Goleta Police Department includes a Chief of Police Services, a four-person Motor Unit, a Community Resource Deputy, a School Resource Deputy, and a patrol staff of approximately 31 sworn officers using the Deputy Sheriff Service Unit (DSSU) model. The City recently welcomed a new Chief of Police Services, Lt. Rich Brittingham and a new Community Resource Deputy, Ben Sandu.
City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said, “We want to express our great appreciation and thanks to the highly professional and dedicated men and women of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office who serve the City of Goleta and work hard to keep our community safe.”
City of Goleta Neighborhood Services and Public Safety Director Vyto Adomaitis said, “During this year’s National Police Week, we also want to take the opportunity to honor and remember the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives or who have become disabled in the line of duty across this nation for the safety and protection of others and to reaffirm our support for them in the difficult work they do.”
National Police Week is a time when communities across the United States come together to thank the men and women who serve as law enforcement officers as well as to honor the memory of those who have been killed in the line of duty.
Police Week began during President John F. Kennedy’s administration in 1962. Tonight, March 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PDT the names of 307 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 32nd Annual Candlelight Vigil in Washington D.C. For the first time the event will be virtual. Watch it live on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund social media channels: Facebook (@NLEOMF), YouTube (@TheNLEOMF), or Twitter (@NLEOMF).
Thank you to all of our law enforcement professionals for your service, your sacrifice and for being there when we need you most.
Photo: Goleta Police Department Motor Unit Deputies and City of Goleta Community Resource Deputy wearing masks during pandemic.