Barbara Harbor Patrol Officers provide security and law
enforcement services to the Waterfront area. The harbor and
marinas are maintained by regular foot, vehicle and boat patrols
over an area consisting of 84 acres of water and 40 acres of land.
All areas are monitored several times each day.
Harbor Patrol enforces California Boating Law. This law addresses
the equipment and operation of boats including the operation of a
boat under the influence of alcohol. The Harbor Patrol also
assists other agencies within the waterfront area with the
enforcement of laws including local camping, drinking and drug
Santa Barbara Harbor shelters 1,133 vessels, both pleasure and
commercial. A wide range of marine emergency and non-emergency
assistance is needed. Ocean rescue in sometimes stormy conditions
is common during the winter months. Assistance within the harbor
is given by Harbor Patrol boats to vessels that need attention.
The Harbor Patrol frequently tows boats outside and inside the
harbor for emergency and non-emergency reasons.
Harbor Patrol maintains two fire rescue boats and staffs for 24
hour a day response.
Patrol Mission Statement
laws, educate the public and provide emergency fire, medical and
ocean response services to facilitate the safe and orderly use of
the Waterfront Area.
emergency response seven days a week, 24 hours a day within the
security and law enforcement in the Waterfront by patrolling the
ocean and land areas.
State and local laws.
operations with U.S. Coast Guard, Santa Barbara Police, Santa
Barbara Fire, California Department of Fish and Game, and County
fire response and prevention services.
contact the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol, please call (805)