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Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office welcomes four new deputies

Posted at 8:40 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 23:40:11-04
Academy Graduation
Deputy Travis Fultz, Deputy Justin Oropeza, Deputy Nicholas Piecuch, and Deputy Janette Reynoso are sworn in by Sheriff Bill Brown. (Photo Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office)


Four Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Trainees graduated from the Allan Hancock College Law Enforcement Academy Thursday.

After 21 weeks of instruction, the graduates received their certificates of completion at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.

From the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, the graduates include Janette Reynoso, Travis Fultz, Justin Oropeza, and Nicholas Piecuch.

The graduates completed the California Peace Officers Standards and Training basic course, which includes more than 850 hours of instruction.

Steve Johnson, Deputy Janette Reynoso, Deputy Travis Fultz, Sheriff Bill Brown, Deputy Nicholas Piecuch, Deputy Justin Oropeza, and Senior Deputy Vince Buck. (Photo Courtesy: Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office)


“Class 117 bonded quickly, and they were a fun class to work with. Each one of the recruits was provided with a solid foundation to build their competency as Peace Officers,” said Recruit Training Officer, Senior Deputy Vincent Buck.

The graduates are among 18 total recruits in the Academy and range in age from 20 to 39.

They come to the Sheriff’s Office with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences including a former Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Background Investigator, a former San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Custody Deputy, and a United States Air Force veteran.