601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 615-4700

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Welcome to the Santa Clara Police Department’s website – thank you for visiting!

The Santa Clara Police Department (SCPD) serves a diverse community of approximately 120,245 residents over 19.3 square miles. We provide law enforcement services with a professional and dedicated staff. Our Fact Sheet summarizes the Department’s authorized strength of sworn personnel and civilian professionals, while our Recruiting page highlights the full-time, part-time and volunteer opportunities available. SCPD is led by a six member Command Staff with approximately 150+ years in combined law enforcement experience.

The men and women of this police department take tremendous pride in providing you with outstanding police service by means of the “Santa Clara Way.” This philosophy guides our officers to do their best to serve everyone, every time we are called upon. This work ethic and attitude contributes to our low Crime Statistics. Our resident and business partners who have embraced our Community Policing philosophy play a key role in sharing the responsibility of making Santa Clara a great place to live, work and play.

Those seeking a way to learn more about our Department can connect on social media or get involved in SCPD sponsored programs, such as Chat with the Chief, Citizens’ Police Academy, Coffee with a Cop, National Night Out, Neighborhood Watch, Video Surveillance Camera registration or consider becoming a volunteer

Elected Chief of Police Michael J. Sellers retired on September 1, 2019. Per City Council action on September 4, 2019, the Council voted unanimously to approve a March, 2020 election to fill the Chief of Police vacancy. In the interim, Assistant Chief of Police Daniel Winter has assumed the duties of the Chief of Police until the election. The Department  will continue the tradition of ethical policing and are committed to following the principles of our Values Statement that guide us every day.

Finally, if you are considering a career in law enforcement, watch our recruitment video and learn more at www.IamSCPD.org.

Santa Clara Police Department
601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Police Building:    408-615-4700
Office of the Chief of Police:      408-615-4890
Email:                   police@santaclaraca.gov
Website:               www.scpd.org

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