The Specialized Crimes Action Team (SCAT) targets narcotics and vice activity in the City. This five-person (one sergeant and 4 officers) unit has had a significant impact on the quality of life for residents of Santa Clara. The SCAT Unit works closely with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in an effort to track down narcotics violators.
Our Intelligence Officer works in conjunction with the SCAT Unit, and maintains direct contact with the local, state and federal intelligence community.
This function has become more important than ever since the terrorists attacks of 2001. This detective coordinates responses to the following:
- Threats to public officials
- Civil disobendience and protests
- Organized crime
- Dignitary visits