Santa Barbara County Undersheriff Resigns

Claire Scholl, NewsChannel 3 Assignment Editor, assignmentdesk@keyt.com
POSTED: 05:24 PM PDT Oct 15, 2013    UPDATED: 08:41 PM PDT Oct 15, 2013 
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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -

A shakeup in the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office  occurred Tuesday. Undersheriff Jim Peterson submitted his resignation.

A department spokesperson confirmed Peterson is leaving for "family/personal reasons."

Sheriff Bill Brown promoted Peterson to undersheriff two and a half years ago.

The undersheriff position is the second-highest job within the sheriff's department.