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Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is a local law enforcement agency that serves Santa Clara County, California.

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
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Logo prior to 1990
AbbreviationSCCSO
Agency overview
Formed1850
Annual budget$298,940,800
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionSanta Clara, California, USA
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Map of Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size1,304 square miles (3,380 km2)
Population1,837,075 (2000)
General nature
HeadquartersSan Jose, California

Deputy Sheriff, Correctional Deputy, Correctional Officers1429
Civilians312
Agency executive
Facilities
Stations4
Airbases1
Helicopters1
Website
http://www.sccgov.org/sites/sheriff/

SheriffEdit

On December 15, 1998, Laurie Smith became the 28th person to hold the position of sheriff in Santa Clara County, California and the first woman law enforcement officer to hold the office of sheriff in the history of California.[citation needed]

OrganizationEdit

The Department is divided into four major bureaus — Field Operations, Support Services, Jail Operations and Administrative Services.

Rank structureEdit

Currently, the Sheriff's Office has 586 full-time sworn staff. These positions are broken down as follows:

Number Title Insignia
1
Sheriff
1
Undersheriff
2
Assistant Sheriff
10
Captain
15
Lieutenant
85
Sergeant
431
Deputy Sheriff

In addition to the full-time sworn staff, the Sheriff's Office has 65 Reserve Deputy Sheriffs. To support the entire operation, the Department employs 223 non-sworn, civilian staff.

Fallen officersEdit

Since the establishment of the Santa Clara Sheriff's Office, seven officers have died while on duty.[1]

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