Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

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Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
Abbreviation SCCSO
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Patch of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.
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Logo prior to 1990
Agency overview
Formed 1850
Annual budget $298,940,800
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* County (US) of Santa Clara in the state of California, USA
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Map of Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size 1,304 square miles (3,380 km2)
Population 1,837,075 (2000)
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters San Jose, California
Deputy Sheriff, Correctional Deputy, Correctional Officers 1429
Civilians 312
Agency executive Laurie Smith, Sheriff
Facilities
Stations 4
Airbases 1
Helicopters 1
Website
http://www.sccgov.org/sites/sheriff/
Footnotes
* 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.

Sheriff[edit]

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.

Organization[edit]

The Department is divided into four major bureaus — Field Operations, Support Services, Jail Operations and Administrative Services.

Rank structure[edit]

Currently, the Sheriff's Office has 586 full-time sworn staff. These positions are broken down as follows:

Number Title Insignia
1
Sheriff
4 Gold Stars.svg
1
Undersheriff
3 Gold Stars.svg
2
Assistant Sheriffs
1 Gold Star.svg
10
Captains
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15
Lieutenants
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85
Sergeants
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431
Deputy Sheriffs

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.

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Santa Clara Sheriff's Office, seven officers have died in the line of duty.[1]

Officer Date of Death Details
Deputy Sheriff Martin Roonan
Thursday, October 23, 1862
Stabbed
Deputy Sheriff William H. Hendricks
Thursday, February 15, 1866
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff George Headen
Tuesday, October 19, 1897
Accidental
Deputy Sheriff Hubert Wilson McAuley
Wednesday, November 11, 1931
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Eugene Francis Denton
Friday, July 8, 1955
Heart attack
Deputy Sheriff Douglas B. Miller
Monday, June 9, 1986
Gunfire
Deputy Sheriff Paul Robert Bush
Wednesday, September 12, 1990
Gunfire

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