Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
|Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office|
|Patch of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.|
|Logo prior to 1990|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||County (US) of Santa Clara in the state of California, USA|
|Map of Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.|
|Size||1,304 square miles (3,380 km2)|
|Headquarters||San Jose, California|
|Deputy Sheriff, Correctional Deputy, Correctional Officers||1429|
|Agency executive||Laurie Smith, Sheriff|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is a local law enforcement agency that serves Santa Clara County, California.
On December 15, 1998, Laurie Smith became the twenty-eighth person to hold the position of Sheriff in Santa Clara County, California. With Smith's landslide election victory on November 3, 1998, she became the first woman law enforcement officer to hold the Office of Sheriff in the history of California.
The Department is divided into four major bureaus — Field Operations, Support Services, Jail Operations and Administrative Services.
Currently, the Sheriff's Office has 586 full-time sworn staff. These positions are broken down as follows:
In addition to the full-time sworn staff, the Sheriff's Office has 65 Reserve Deputy Sheriffs. To support the entire operation, the Department employs 223 non-sworn, civilian staff.
Since the establishment of the Santa Clara Sheriff's Office, seven officers have died in the line of duty.
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Deputy Sheriff Martin Roonan||
|Deputy Sheriff William H. Hendricks||
|Deputy Sheriff George Headen||
|Deputy Sheriff Hubert Wilson McAuley||
|Deputy Sheriff Eugene Francis Denton||
|Deputy Sheriff Douglas B. Miller||
|Deputy Sheriff Paul Robert Bush||
- www.sccgov.org/sites/sheriff/ — Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office