Thank you for visiting the Santa Clara Police Department website. I hope you find this website useful and interesting. On November 6, 2012, I was elected to be your Chief of Police and I am honored to serve this tremendous community.
The Santa Clara Police Department serves a diverse community of approximately 118,830 residents over 19.3 square miles. We provide this service with a professional and dedicated staff of 208 full-time employees, which consists of 144 sworn officers and 64 support staff. 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 ensures that our officers will do their best to serve you each and every time you need us. We will continue the tradition of ethical policing and are committed to following the principles of our Values Statement that guides us every day.
I encourage you to get involved by joining or creating a Neighborhood Watch group, monitoring crime in your vicinity via Crimereports.com, or simply by contacting us when you need assistance. Certainly call 9-1-1 in an emergency or (408) 615-5580 for a non-emergency. Feel free to call or e-mail anyone on our staff at any time. We’re eager to hear your comments, suggestions, and questions, so we can continue to build significant relationships with our community and the people we serve.
Michael J. Sellers
Chief of Police
Santa Clara Police Department