Carpinteria has a new officer, Senior Deputy James Carovano. Carovano was hired as a community resource deputy for the city and has been on his new beat since July 1. A five-year career professional of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Carovano also served in the United States Coast Guard and in Federal Law Enforcement at Yosemite National Park.

Carovano brings to Carpinteria a community-oriented policing approach. He plans to attend community events, helping out, even while on duty. (You might have seen him making taco shells at the St. Joseph’s Church Festival last weekend.) He also intends to be available at schools in an effort to strengthen positive—and sometimes critical—connections between students, staff and parents with local law enforcement. 

"I'm excited to be chosen as the new Carpinteria City Community Resource Deputy,” said Carovano. “I've always had an interest in the position since being assigned to the Coastal Bureau. I hope to build on the relationship between the City of Carpinteria and the Sheriff's Office."

 

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