Pixel Tracker

Friday, December 14 , 2018, 11:17 pm | Fair 47º


Sheriff Bill Brown Hires Vincent Wasilewski As Chief Deputy For Custody Operations

Sheriff Bill Brown has announced that he as selected a new Chief Deputy to lead the Custody Operations Branch within the Sheriff’s Office.  

At the conclusion of a comprehensive and very competitive selection process, Sheriff Brown chose Vincent Wasilewski to fill this extremely important leadership role within the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office.  

We anticipate that Wasilewski will begin serving the citizens of Santa Barbara County on April 25.

The Chief Deputy position within the Sheriff’s Office is an executive leadership role, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all Sheriff’s Office custodial facilities.

Additionally, Wasilewski will be leading the Sheriff’s Office Custody Branch through the process of building the Northern Branch Jail, and integrating its operation with the existing south county jail facilities. 

Wasilewski said he is looking forward to the challenge before him, and is eager to begin this new chapter within his career.  

Vincent Wasilewski Click to view larger
Vincent Wasilewski

“I am really looking forward to joining the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office,” he said.

“I am grateful to Sheriff Brown for giving me the opportunity to help the fine men and women of the Sheriff’s Custody Operations Branch with the challenges they will face in the coming years. My wife and I are very excited about moving to Santa Barbara, and beginning a new chapter of our lives together within this great community.” 

Sheriff Bill Brown said the Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Barbara County community as a whole will benefit greatly from Wasilewski’s vast levels of experience in running correctional facilities.  

“Vincent’s impeccable credentials, proven track record, national involvement in corrections training and strong work ethic make him an ideal choice for this important leadership position within our organization,” Brown said.

“I am pleased that he has chosen to continue his public service career as an important member of our agency’s executive staff.”

Wasilewski has 34 years of increasingly responsible corrections experience, having recently retired as the Assistant Chief Custody Deputy with the Onandaga County Sheriff’s Office in Syracuse, New York.  

Wasilewski is a Certified Jail Manager, and has a long-standing professional relationship with the American Jail Association. He is also a certified Police/ Corrections instructor and an Accreditation Assessor in New York State. 

Wasilewski obtained a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Columbia College of Missouri, and is a graduate of the New York State Law Enforcement Executive Institute, a part of John Jay College.

— Craig Bonner is a sheriff's commander with the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office. 


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.