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Commitment to Action

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Like you, members of the Santa Clara Police Department (Department) are saddened by George Floyd’s killing. We have heard from many Santa Clarans who have expressed deep concern over this grave injustice to humanity. Santa Clara is not immune from this nation’s history, and we must take responsibility to embrace this conversation and honestly work through the many deep-rooted issues that exist, including the systemic causes of injustice and racism.

Regardless of rank or title, every employee in our Department has the responsibility to do what’s right – on every shift, with every interaction, whether someone is watching or not. Doing what’s right is not just demonstrated in our actions but also having the strength and courage to stand up against wrongdoings.

During this critical time, it is important to be transparent and keep the channels of communication open. We want to provide as much information as possible to our community. Here are some of the community programs, activities and insights about the Department:

 Chat with the Chief   Virtual Townhall (June 11, 2020)
 Citizens’ Police Academy   Hiring Process
 Coffee with a Cop  Training
 Talk and Tour   Commendation and Complaint Process

This site has been created to let you know where our Department stands, to encourage dialogue and to respond to the inquiries you have posed. Know we are committed to continual improvement and will build on the outstanding community partnership that already exists in our community. It is a privilege for us to serve and that privilege is not taken lightly.

Where We Stand Now
Community Letter regarding Racial Injustice
Pledge from Police Chief Nikolai and Mayor Gillmor
Where We Plan to Go


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