Nuisance Suppression Unit
The Nuisance Suppression Unit (NSU) consists of a Sergeant, Police Officer and two Community Service Officers.
The officers and staff of the Nuisance Suppression Unit manage a caseload pertaining mainly to "quality of life" issues and offenses. NSU cases are quite varied, usually involve neighborhood complaints or disputes, and have included such issues as drug dealing, offensive animals, and chronically loud parties or music. The NSU works with the community to solve problems, utilizing both traditional and non-traditional means. Traditional methods include arrests and citations while non-traditional tactics can include administrative fines or mediation. In many instances, the NSU uses state and/or City public nuisance laws and regulations to hold property owners accountable for unresolved problems. The NSU works very closely with other Santa Clara Police units and City Departments, allied law enforcement agencies, State agencies, and Federal agencies to creatively and effectively solve problems.