Santa Clara Police Department

  • Agency: Santa Clara Police Department
  • Address: 601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, 95050 CA
  • Chief: Kevin R. Kyle (Chief of Police)

Santa Clara Police Department is located at 601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, 95050 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Kevin R. Kyle. The Santa Clara Police Department phone number is (408) 615-4700.

Santa Clara Police Department News

SCPD Police Blotter - Week of 5/20/18

The 26th annual End of the Year Safety Patrol Ceremony took place last week at the Youth Activity Center. Students from throughout Santa Clara Unified School District were recognized for their contributions to our community, including the first place Haman Huskies Safety Patrol.

Congratulations Citizens' Police Academy Graduates Chief Sellers handed out graduation certificates and thanked these residents and business owners for their participation, interest and the enthusiasm they showed toward the program. This 19-member group was the 44th class to graduate from the Santa Clara Police Department's program. Citizens Police Academy is a 12-week program designed to provide participants with a greater understanding of law enforcement, particularly the Santa Clara Police Department. The course is offered twice a year, with the next class starting in the fall. The application deadline is June 1, 2018. For more information, including eligibility information and the online application, log onto

Alternatives to Leaving Your Pet in a Car Every year, dogs suffer or die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car—even for “just a minute”—while they run an errand. Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs! On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 100 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes. Instead, try these alternatives to leaving your furry family member in a car: * Use the drive-through * Bring a friend who can play outside with the pet * Shop at pet friendly stores * Bring your pet to an outdoor café * Leave your pet at home Cars heat up quick! Never leave your pet in the car - even for a minute!

Today we honor the sacrifices made by our heroes. The City of Santa Clara wishes you a wonderful Memorial Day 🇺🇸

Happening Now! County-wide Traffic Enforcement Initiative South Bay law enforcement agencies are combining forces today to host a county-wide traffic enforcement initiative in Santa Clara. This initiative takes place once a month and rotates from city to city throughout the county. Thank you Campbell Police Department, Los Altos Police Department, Milpitas Police Department, Morgan Hill Police Department, Mountain View Police Department, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office and Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

Be on Your Best Behavior Tomorrow – and, Every Day! County-wide Traffic Enforcement Initiative in Santa Clara May 24 A special traffic enforcement program is being conducted in Santa Clara on Thursday, May 24. The goal is to increase police presence in our community and raise awareness to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian laws. Approximately 40 motorcycle officers will be on hand representing several South Bay law enforcement agencies. While officers will be watching out for all traffic violations, extra emphasis will be given to: • Traffic enforcement in school zones; • Yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks; • Red light and stop sign violations; • Distracted driving; • Carpool lane violations; • Seatbelt and/or car seat infractions; • Areas with high accident and/or complaint rates; and, • Excessive speeds. This collaboration, supported by the Santa Clara County Police Chief’s Association, has been well-received by residents throughout Santa Clara County.

SCPD Police Blotter - Week of 5/13/18

Chivalry is not a lost art. Thank you CSO Robinson for making sure this resident got safely across this busy street.

Coffee with a Cop is this morning - stop by! Specialty’s Cafe’ and Bakery 8:00-9:30am Homestead Road at Lawrence Expressway

Apply to be Considered for the Fall Session of Citizens' Police Academy The Santa Clara Police Department’s (SCPD) Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) is a 12-week program designed to provide our citizens and business community with a greater understanding of law enforcement and a behind the scenes, in-depth look at SCPD's organizational structure, functions and operational procedures. The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to those of the regular Police Academy, with a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, videos, tours and hands-on activities in a safe, controlled environment. The weekly sessions are not intended to train participants to be a law enforcement professional, but rather produce more informed citizens. The program also includes a tour of the Police Building, a Sit-Along in the City's Communications Center, a Ride-Along with a police officer and a tour of Levi's Stadium. The Fall session will meet from 6:00-10:00pm on Wednesdays from August 22 through November 14. In addition, there is one Saturday session, TBD from 9:00am-4:00pm. Additional information, including the application, is available online at The application deadline is June 1, 2018.

Public Safety Dispatcher of the Quarter - Isabel Ehrlich Isabel Ehrlich is the recipient of the city’s Public Safety Dispatcher of the Quarter. As a Public Safety Dispatcher for 11 years, Isabel has provided police, fire and medical services to the public by answering emergency and non-emergency calls, and dispatching the appropriate personnel and equipment. She also provides critical life support care to callers while they await the arrival of emergency personnel. Over the past year, Isabel has served on the Computer Aided Dispatcher (CAD) system transition team. Members of the team have participated in extensive training on the new system, dedicated a significant amount of time to ensure the data entered into the new system is accurate and adjusted current work practices to take advantage of the new software features and capabilities. The new CAD system will go live in November, 2018. Isabel’s willingness to lend her Public Safety Dispatcher expertise and learn how to navigate a project with this scope has been impressive. Thank you Isabel, and congratulations!

SCPD Police Blotter - Week of 5/6/18

Today, in celebration of National Police Week, North Valley Baptist Church hosted lunch for Santa Clara Police Department employees. Thank you Chaplain Apusen and the members of North Valley Baptist Church for your kind words of encouragement to our sworn and civilian staff, the delicious meal and your continued support of law enforcement.

National Night Out National Night Out is designed to increase awareness of crime prevention programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit by creating a positive police and community partnership. On Tuesday, August 7 from 6:00-8:30pm residents in neighborhoods throughout Santa Clara and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors, police, and the fire department to promote a neighborhood unit against crime. Gather family and friends, and register your neighborhood event. It's free and gives the police and other city representatives an opportunity to attend your even as time permits. The registration deadline is July 31, 2018. Register at

National Police Week - Honoring and Remembering Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice Again this year, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week—May 13-19—to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. Sadly, the fallen officers memorial includes three members of the Santa Clara Police Department – George Whybark (EOW, 3/14/1910), William Rickabaugh (EOW, 1/11/1966) and Bernard Mendis (EOW, 10/20/1971). This year, the names of 360 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. These 360 officers include 129 officers who were killed during 2017, plus 231 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now. The national observance is organized by a group of organizations led by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), Concerns of Police Survivors, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary. For more information about National Police Week, please visit

To all the women working today to serve our community, thank you! Stay safe and Happy Mother’s Day.

Welcome New Employees This week, the Santa Clara Police Department welcomed three new employees at a badge pinning ceremony. From left to right, Felicia Arreola (Community Service Officer), Shannon Platt (Records Specialist) and Niliana Findley (Records Specialist) were joined by Police Chief Sellers, family members, friends and their new colleagues. Join us in welcoming these new civilian professionals to our community. We are hiring! For more information about sworn and civilian professional careers, log onto

P.A.L. Deep Sea Fishing Trip Connects Police Officers with High School Students Officers took several students from Santa Clara, Wilcox, New Valley and Wilson High Schools on a fishing trip today in the San Francisco Bay. The trip was sponsored by the Santa Clara Police Activities League (P.A.L.). This experience between the kids and police officers is unique! It includes teaching the life skill of fishing, interaction throughout the day on issues faced by teens in their home and school environments as well as gaining a healthy respect for the environment and the Bay. The P.A.L. fishing program, offered twice a year, is made possible as a result of fundraising events and community support throughout the year. For more information, contact P.A.L. at (408)615-4880.

What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up? Buchser Middle School Career Fair Helps Answer the Question It's never too early to start talking with kids about career opportunities, and ways to make your dream job a reality! The Santa Clara Police Department participated in the Career Fair at Buchser Middle School on May 9. The students spent time with engineers, nurses, police officers and firefighters, just to name a few. The interactions allowed the students to learn about daily job responsibilities and get a glimpse into their personal journey that drew them to their career of choice.

Reminder - Bicycle Safety Workshop Tonight Thursday, May 10 7:00-8:30pm Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Road Presented by SCPD, funded by the Office of Traffic Safety For more information, contact the Police Department, (408)615-4700.

Bike to Work Day is today! Stop by the Energizer Station from 6:30-9:30am on the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail at Agnew Road!

Traffic Advisory for Levi’s® Stadium and the Surrounding Area - Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 Details at

Today is Bike to School Day Drivers - slow down and be cautious. More kids than normal will be sharing the road with you today! Kids - don’t forget a helmet and bike lock.