Roger Aceves was elected to Goleta City Council in 2006 and recently served a term as Mayor. As a council member, Aceves is on the following city and regional committees:
He worked in law enforcement for almost 30 years and retired in May of 2007. He began his career in the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and finished his law enforcement career at the Police Department for the City of Santa Barbara. Aceves is a graduate of the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He received his second H. Thomas Guerry Award in 1994 for successfully negotiating the 21-hour Joseph Segura hostage siege.
Aceves served as El Presidente for Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara in 2001, and was appointed by former Governor Gray Davis to the 19th Agricultural District which runs Earl Warren Showgrounds. He has served as President of the Board for four terms at the showgrounds. He has also been active in many non-profit organizations and is currently serving on the board of the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation.
Roger Aceves has been married to his wife Debby for over 32 years.