SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Deputies and officers from both Santa Barbara and Ventura counties responded to a mutual aid request by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) on Sunday.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced that they, along with Santa Maria Police, Ventura County Sheriff's, Ventura Police, Oxnard Police, Lompoc Police and Port Hueneme Police, are sending officers down to San Francisco.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said a platoon of 52 personnel was sent to San Francisco from the above agencies.
The Sheriff's Office explained that platoons are sent by region. Our region is 1a and encompasses Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County.
These officers will be assisting San Francisco police amid the George Floyd protests.
Santa Barbara County has also sent deputies out to help officers in Los Angeles during the evening riots and rallies.