Captain Phil Cooke has over 25 years of Law Enforcement Experience, including 23 years with the Santa Clara Police Department. Throughout those years, Captain Cooke has worked a variety of assignments including undercover narcotics, property crimes investigations, and persons crimes investigations. He also served collaterally for many years as a member and supervisor on the Hostage Negotiations Unit.
Phil Cooke was promoted to Sergeant in December, 2000, serving almost all of his time in that rank as a supervising detective. He was promoted to Lieutenant in May, 2005, and served as a Patrol Watch Commander until being assigned to Special Operations. After that assignment he served as the Administrative Services Lieutenant and as the Department’s Press Information Officer. He was promoted to Captain in January, 2012, and now serves as the Commander of the Division.
Captain Cooke has an Associates Degree in Administration of Justice, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Captain Cooke is the Commander of the Investigations Division.