San Jose Police Department

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San Jose Police Department
Abbreviation SJPD
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Patch of the San Jose Police Department.
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Logo of the San Jose Police Department.
Agency overview
Formed 1849
Annual budget $285 million
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of California, USA
Size 178.2 square miles (462 km2)
Population 1,000,000+
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 201 W. Mission Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Sworn members 1055 Officers
Unsworn members 370 Civilian
Agency executive Larry Esquivel, Chief
Stations 4
Airbases 1
Helicopters 1
San Jose Police website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The San Jose Police Department (SJPD) is the police agency for San Jose, California, which has contributed to San Jose being one of the safest large cities in the United States.[1] The San Jose Police Department is led by acting Chief of Police Larry Esquivel

In September 2007, the San Jose Police Department began making all its Calls for Service available to the public [2] through a partnership with Crime[3] San Jose is the first American city to make all 911 calls available in near real time,[clarification needed] an event which was publicized throughout the United States.

Mission statement[edit]

  • Promote public safety
  • Prevent, suppress, and investigate crimes
  • Provide emergency and non-emergency services
  • Create and maintain strong community partnerships
  • Adapt a multidisciplinary approach to solving community problems
  • Develop and promote a diverse, professional workforce

Department chain of command (Office of the Chief of Police)[edit]

  • Acting Chief of Police Larry Esquivel
  • Acting Assistant Chief Edgardo Garcia
  • Acting Deputy Chief Christopher (Dave) Knopf, Bureau of Administration
  • Deputy Chief Dave Hober, Bureau of Technical Services
  • Deputy Chief Phan Ngo, Bureau of Investigations
  • Acting Deputy Chief Jeff Marozick, Bureau of Field Operations

Police divisions[edit]

  • Foothill Division - Acting Captain brian Ferrante
  • Western Division - Captain Tony Ciaburro
  • Southern Division - Captain Dave Honda


Rank Insignia
Chief 4 Gold Stars.svg
Assistant Chief 3 Gold Stars.svg
Deputy Chief 2 Gold Stars.svg
Captain Captain insignia gold.svg
Lieutenant US-O1 insignia.svg
South Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant Rank Chevrons.svg
Officer N/A

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the San Jose Police Department, 11 officers have died in the line of duty. [4]

Officer Date of Death Details
Sergeant Morris Vandyck Hubbard
Saturday, July 12, 1924
Officer John Buck
Wednesday, April 5, 1933
Officer John J. Covalesk
Wednesday, November 15, 1950
Officer Richard E. Huerta
Thursday, August 6, 1970
Officer Robert A. (Bob) White
Sunday, January 27, 1985
Officer Henry I. Bunch
Monday, July 29, 1985
Officer Robert Lee Wirht
Thursday, September 8, 1988
Vehicle pursuit
Officer Gordon A. Silva
Friday, January 20, 1989
Officer Gene Ronald Simpson
Friday, January 20, 1989
Police Officer Desmond J. Casey
Monday, October 25, 1999
Aircraft accident
Police Officer Jeffrey Fontana
Sunday, October 28, 2001

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