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Temporary Holding Facility (THF)

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Handcuffs for Businessman Going to Jail from the WorkplaceThe Santa Clara Police Department operates two Temporary Holding Facilities; one at the Police Building and another at Levi's Stadium (on event days). This allows Police Officers to process and temporarily house individuals that have been arrested, instead of booking them at the Santa Clara County Jail. The Temporary Holding Facility is regularly inspected by a number of controlling agencies.

The Temporary Holding Facilities are staffed by civilian Jail Service Officers (JSO). JSO’s manage the Temporary Holding Facility, fingerprint and photograph arrestees in the booking process, conduct searches and inventory of property, maintain all detention records, monitor building security, participate in facility inspections and audits, release prisoners, lead tours and support the customer services needs at the front desk.

Approximately, 2,700 adults and 100 juvenile offenders are processed annually. 

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