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The Executive Command Staff of the Santa Clara Police Department consists of five key individuals: an elected Chief of Police, an Assistant Chief of Police and four Captains who serve as Division Commanders. The Department has a long  tradition of ethical policing and is committed to following the principles of our Values Statement that guide us every day. 

Below is a biographical sketch of the Santa Clara Police Department's Command Staff.


Patrick Nikolai, Chief of Police

Wahid Kazem, Assistant Chief of Police

Derek Rush, Assistant Chief of Police

Todd Cummins, Captain

Greg Hill, Captain

Luis Martin, Acting Captain

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