601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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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. Below is a biographical sketch of the Santa Clara Police Department's Command Staff.
Elected Chief of Police Michael J. Sellers retired on September 1, 2019. Per City Council action on September 4, 2019, the Council voted unanimously to approve a March, 2020 election to fill the Chief of Police vacancy. In the interim, Assistant Chief of Police Daniel Winter has assumed the duties of the Chief of Police until the election. The Department will continue the tradition of ethical policing and are committed to following the principles of our Values Statement that guide us every day.