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Santa Clara, CA 95050

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Policemen outside Police Station

The Department is divided into four Divisions.

Field Operations Division

The Field Operations Division (Patrol) responds to the vast majority of calls for service and is made up of patrol teams, a motorcycle traffic unit, traffic and hit-and-run investigators and parking control and abandoned vehicle abatement personnel.

Investigations Division

The Investigations Division (Detective Bureau) is responsible for the majority of follow up investigations, especially for major crimes. Investigators are assigned by type of crime, which includes homicide, assaults, robbery, theft, burglary, financial crimes, arson and juvenile crimes. The Records Unit is also part of the Investigations Division.

Special Operations Division

The Special Operations Division serves as the liaison between the City and outside agencies for special event permits (e.g. walk/run, parade, festival, dignitary visit, etc.), provides security support for dignitary visits and demonstrations, and develops operational orders for the law enforcement, traffic and neighborhood protection needs associated with Levi's Stadium.

Administrative Services Division

The Administrative Services Division is made up of the Chief’s Office, Property and Evidence, the Communications Dispatch Center and the Community Services Unit (CSU). CSU’s responsibilities include Neighborhood Watch, Crime Prevention, Permits and School Services such as DARE, School Resource Officers and Crossing Guards.

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