Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 55 W Younger Ave, San Jose, 95110 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 408-808-4400

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is located at 55 W Younger Ave, San Jose, 95110 CA. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office phone number is 408-808-4400.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office News

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Women’s Symposium is happening now. Individuals interested in a law enrichment career are meeting some of the amazing women of the Sheriff’s Office. The event includes career Q&A, physical agility practice, and an overview of the hiring process. #AlwaysRecruiting #GoSheriff

Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) acknowledged and celebrated several members of their all-volunteer team. SAR honored several new members of the team after their completion of a 50-hour Academy, and also honored members for achieving their 5 and 10 year service mark. Congratulations and thank you to all the honorees!

STILL TIME TO REGISTER-Our Women's Symposium is THIS SATURDAY, Nov. 10 @ 9am. Event is free & open to all members of the public interested in a law enforcement career. Register Here 👉 #NowHiring #GoSheriff #WomenInLawEnforcement

On behalf of Sheriff Laurie Smith, we are pleased to announce Deputy Barrera and Deputy Bryan have been selected as the recipients of the Employee Excellence Award for November 2018. Deputy Barrera was nominated for his outstanding work in the Investigations Bureau and Deputy Bryan for his excellent work at Main Jail. Well done!

Sheriff's Office Detectives Arrest Sex Registrant for Indecent Exposure! On Friday November 2, 2018, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Sexual Assault Detectives arrested Damian Arellano, 29, of Gilroy on 3 counts of Indecent Exposure. On the morning of October 23, 2018, Arellano committed three separate acts of Indecent Exposure spanning the areas of Gilroy, Morgan Hill and unincorporated Morgan Hill. Arellano exposed himself to three female victims, one victim as young as 13 years old, and another near the Gilroy High School campus. Arellano was already a Sex Registrant at the time of his arrest. Arellano was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on multiple charges. Sheriff's Office Investigators would encourage anyone who may have additional information on Damian Arellano to please contact the Investigative Services Divison at 408-808-4500

Thank you to all who participated in this wonderful Community event! A great morning or fun and Heroes.

West Valley Deputies Arrest 4 Burglary Suspects After Saratoga Vehicle Pursuit On October 31, 2018, at approximately 11:45 AM, a Cupertino resident interrupted a burglary of their residence on Erin Way. Three suspects ran from the Cupertino residence when they realized the homeowner was actually home at the time of the burglary. The suspects fled into a waiting getaway vehicle, a Gold Lexus sedan, and drove off before deputies arrived at the residence. A short time later, an observant Sheriff’s Office Detective saw a Lexus in Saratoga matching the description provided from the prior Cupertino burglary. A registration check of the vehicle revealed this particular Lexus was stolen during a carjacking in the City of San Jose earlier that day. When deputies attempted to pull the Lexus over, a vehicle pursuit ensued with the suspect driver speeding excessively, while committing other egregious vehicle code violations. Eventually, the suspects drove the vehicle through the front yard of a residence off La Paloma Avenue in Saratoga, and the four suspects abandoned the Lexus, running in various directions from deputies. West Valley Patrol Deputies and a Sheriff’s K9 responded to setup a perimeter. Deputies quickly apprehended 2 of the 4 suspects. With the help of residents in the area, as well as a group of electricians working in the area, the other 2 suspects were apprehended within a few hours. The suspects were identified as 18 year old, Terrence Gentry of San Jose, and three other male juveniles ages 16-17. All 4 were taken into custody on a variety of felonies. We want to thank the residents of Saratoga for their patience during this prolonged event, and to those community members who assisted in the apprehension of these suspects. Protection of our Community is a team effort!

Please Keep in Mind these Safety Tips as you prepare for a Happy Halloween- - Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. - Choose face paint & makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. - Keep costumes short to prevent tripping/falling - Children should avoid carrying toy firearms or knives which appear realistic. Carried props should be made of dull, flexible material. - Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. - Slow down and be especially alert when driving in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. - Children should cross streets at the corner, never between parked cars and not diagonally across an intersection. - Children should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If teenagers are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. - Several days before trick-or-treating, check to see if there are any sex offenders living in your area. If there are, make sure your children avoid those homes. - Instruct children that they should never go into a stranger’s house or car unless their parents or other trusted adults are with them and say it’s OK. - Carefully examine all of the treats before you let your children handle or consume them. Examine all candy for choking hazards and tampering. Eat only factory-wrapped treats and never eat anything homemade from strangers. - Report any and all suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately.

Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team Arrests 2 Wanted Felons in South County On October 24, 2018, at approximately 5:30 PM, Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Mark Ashford and James Edward Trujillo at a residence on Buena Vista Avenue near No Name Uno in Unincorporated Gilroy. These suspects had numerous felony warrants for their arrest and were considered armed and dangerous. Ashford was also associated to a high speed vehicle pursuit with deputies earlier in the week. Given the extensive criminal history of these individuals, our Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT) was mobilized to make the apprehension of these wanted felons. We established a large perimeter and utilized our tactical team to ensure the safety of the surrounding residents and our deputies. Prior to arrest, Mark Ashford was observed driving a vehicle associated to a prior carjacking. Meanwhile, James Edward Trujillo attempted to evade capture by hiding in hole under a pile of wood debris. Fortunately, both suspects were arrested without incident or injury. We want to thank the South County residents in the immediate area of this event for their cooperation and understanding during the prolonged operation. We also want to thank SCCSET, Gilroy Police Department, Morgan Hill Police Department, and the Santa Clara Police Department K9 unit for their assistance.

Still time left to sign-up! Click the link below 👇

On Saturday October 27, 2018, we will be partnering with the Santa Clara County DA's Office for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. You could be a drug dealer and not even know it. Protect your teenagers and the guests to your home by taking your unused and expired prescription drugs to a collection site near you. This event provides a safe, convenient, and ecologically responsible method of prescription drug disposal. Saturday, October 27, 2018 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM County of Santa Clara Parking Lot: 70 W. Hedding St., San Jose,CA. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The Take Back Day event provides an opportunity for community members to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. See for a list of collection sites near you.

Santa Clara County Employee Excellence Award Recipient Deputy Marshall Deputy Marshall has built an impressive body of work as a Patrol Deputy and Field Training Officer, but his actions on May 3rd, 2018 were truly heroic. That day, Deputy Marshall responded to a call involving a 16-year old male in-crisis. The juvenile had cut his wrists earlier that morning and threatened to jump off a freeway overpass. Deputy Marshall located the despondent juvenile on a ledge above Interstate 280 in Cupertino. With the teenager precariously perched over freeway traffic, Deputy Marshall engaged the teenager in an attempt to gain his trust. The juvenile was set on ending his life and his hands were getting tired from holding himself on the ledge. But Deputy Marshall patiently engaged the teenager with genuine compassion and utilized acquired skills from CIT. Eventually, Deputy Marshall struck an emotional cord with the teenager and convinced the teenager to come off the ledge. The child’s mother could not express her gratitude enough for the care Peter exhibited that day. Deputy Marshall’s display of warmth, understanding, and empathy is emblematic of his approach to his duties as a Deputy Sheriff. He now strives to impart these same values on new generations of Sheriff’s Office Deputies by guiding Recruits at the Sheriff’s Academy. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

This weekend Sgt. Duran and Deputy Menchaca participated in the 28th annual Latino-Latina Role Model Conference. The event promotes community engagement, exposes youth to various career pathways and connects over 100 students with professionals who were educated in the Alum Rock School District. What a great event! 👏🏾🚔👮🏽‍♂️👍🏾👮🏼‍♀️

*$10,000 Reward* Mothers Against Murder (MAM) is supporting our homicide investigation of our Victim, Francisco “Frankie” Santos. MAM is offering a reward up to $10K for information leading to the arrest of the murder suspects. Santos was stabbed in front of his home on Raymond Avenue in Unincorporated San Jose on Sept 2, 2018. How to Help Investigators need members of the Community to come forward if they have any information on this homicide investigation. Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Sherriff’s Office Investigators @ 408-808-4500. Anonymous information may also be forwarded to the Department’s Tip Line @ 408-808-4431. ATTENTION BURBANK COMMUNITY: Please check your video surveillance between the hours of 1:00 am - 2:15 am on Sept. 2, 2018. If you see a dark truck or any suspicious activity, please contact any of the two phone numbers listed above. All calls are CONFIDENTIAL and will remain ANONYMOUS. Suspect vehicle is a dark 2004-2005 Nissan Titan. See actual photo and stock photo for comparison.

Mark your Calendars!! 🗓️The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Women's Symposium on Nov. 10th @ 9am. This event is free & open to all members of the public interested in a law enforcement career. Register today!

Last Night, Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue received the American Red Cross Hero's Award. SAR was recognized for their outstanding work as volunteers serving our Community!

In March 2016, one of our West Valley residents had their home burglarized incurring not only a significant financial loss, but also a sentimental loss. Two items, in particular, were two multi-carat diamonds which were taken by the thieves and presumed gone forever. So it came with great satisfaction when West Valley Detectives were able to return these diamonds back to our victim yesterday. If these diamonds could talk, we are sure they would have quite a story to tell because one of these stones made it as far away as Peru. This investigation remains ongoing, but we were able to brighten our Victim's day after such a long passage of time. #Community

@SJSUJustice Spartan Alum Lt. Joe Nguyen participated in Justice Studies Task Force panel series “Beyond the Books”. Lt. Nguyen discussed career pathways and how mental mental illness impacts a Criminal Justice career. Informative and interactive community events are crucial to growing future leaders in our profession. Great Job @SJSU and all who participated.

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are excited to be participating in the #PinkPatchProject again. This L.E. campaign project was created to raise awareness and supplement funding for breast cancer research, treatment, and support. #Community.

Deputy Sam Gor was honored to participate at the Kids Safety Fair at Westgate Shopping Center yesterday. He talked about the importance of wearing bicycle helmets, internet safety, and provided fingerprinting demonstrations. #Community

October 3, 2018 marks the 3rd Annual National Coffee with a Cop Day! The Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce our participation in this event with two locations to choose from for coffee with Deputies. In Saratoga at Peet’s Coffee located at 12148 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road. Or visit Cupertino, and come to the Panera Bread located at 20807 Stevens Creek Boulevard. The starting time for these events with be 2:30 pm, at both locations. There will be a short daily briefing provided by a shift supervisor, as well as an opportunity to interact with the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office. Please feel free to stop by and get caught up on everything that is happening at the Sheriff's Office, while enjoying a cup of coffee with your local deputies.

Deputy Valdivia had the privilege to help out at Valley Health Center’s Turning Wheels For Kids program. They gifted bicycles, helmets, and provided bicycle safety info to local children in Gilroy. A great event for everyone! #Community

All in a days work. Suspect steals a car from a neighboring jurisdiction, flees from deputies in the City of Saratoga, and Deputies setup a perimeter in a residential neighborhood. After a systematic search, the fleeing car thief is caught by Deputies. Despite the suspect’s actions, Deputies serve the suspect water from their personal stockpile. #Community #ItsNotPersonalItsBusiness