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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Bios - Captain Dan Moreno

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Dan Moreno has been a police officer for over 28 years with the Santa Clara Police Department.  During that time he has worked as a field training officer, an undercover narcotics and vice officer, a juvenile assaults detective, and the Department’s Arson Investigator.  Dan served for many years on the Hostage Negotiation Team as a negotiator and as a supervisor.

Dan was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2005.  Dan was assigned to the Field Operations Division where he was a patrol supervisor and a field training officer sergeant.  Dan was transferred to the Professional Standards Unit as the Internal Affairs Sergeant.   Dan was then assigned to the Investigations Division where he was the Detective Sergeant in charge of the Sexual Assaults Unit. 

Dan was promoted to Lieutenant in 2011.  Dan served as a Watch Commander and Traffic Lieutenant in the Field Operations Division before being named the Investigations Division Lieutenant.  Dan became the Department’s Public Information Officer for two years.

Dan was promoted to Captain in 2018. 

Dan possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from San Jose State University.  Dan is a graduate of both the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute and the 260th Session of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. 

Captain Dan Moreno is the Commander of the Patrol Division. 


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