Chumash Tribe enters agreement for law enforcement at casino

The Circle Bar at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. Photo from Facebook

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has reached an agreement to pay for more law enforcement services at its casino.

The tribe will fund one deputy sheriff and one community resource deputy sheriff at the Chumash Casino Resort, according to documents filed with Santa Barbara County. The agreement also covers two patrol cars plus uniforms, equipment and annual maintenance.

The salaries and other benefits for the two officers will cost the tribe $408,275.32 a year, according to the documents. The new vehicles will incur an up-front cost of $130,000 while the annual maintenance is expected to run $8,231.

The agreement, which has been approved by the tribe and the county, runs for five years. It can be renewed for another five years.

The tribe negotiated the agreement to resolve two protests to its liquor license. The tribe is expanding the areas in which alcohol is served at the casino.

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