9-1-1 System No Longer Down in Santa Barbara County

Incoming Calls Not Reaching Dispatch

[Update: 4:30 p.m.] The issue with the 9-1-1 service was resolved about an hour and a half after calls stopped going into dispatch, and the system is operational again. The county asked that 9-1-1 only be used for emergency calls.

[Original Story] The 9-1-1 system is down due to a power or phone system outage, the County of Santa Barbara announced just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The dispatch centers were operating normally, the text said, but the county did not know when incoming calls for 9-1-1 would work again. In the meantime, the public is asked to call (805) 683-2724 if they have an emergency.

The City of Goleta advises calling first responders directly if necessary:

Santa Barbara City FD/PD: (805) 882-8900
Santa Barbara Co Sheriff/Fire: (805) 683-2724
UC Police Department: (805) 893-3446

This story will be updated as information is available.

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