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Emergency Services

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In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

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The Santa Clara Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency for the city. The department is staffed by sworn officers, civilian support personnel, a Police Reserve and citizen volunteers. The Police Department is responsible for the operation and management of the City’s Public Safety Communication Center, which handles all 9-1-1 calls and coordinates all fire and police field units responding to emergency calls. Non-emergency Police incidents can be reported by calling (408) 615-5580.

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The Santa Clara Fire Department responds to all types of emergencies with highly trained and equipped personnel within six minutes 90 percent of the time after being notified and dispatched. The Fire Department also assists other City departments in recovery operations, conducts fire inspections and hazardous materials inspections, and offers public education programs on fire prevention. The Fire Department can be contacted at (408) 615-4900.

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