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The San José Police Department was founded in 1849 with 14 sworn Peace Officers. Currently, the department exceeds 1000 full-time sworn Peace Officers and over 150 sworn Reserve Peace Officers. The Department serves the third largest City and Agency in Northern California.

The San José Police Department is responsible for the safety and protection of the residents of San José. The 177.7 square mile city is divided into 16 patrol districts and 83 beats plus Mineta San José International Airport - SJC. 

In addition to patrol duty, the San José Police Department many specialized units, which offer the career minded professional unparalleled opportunities for growth with one of the most progressive police departments in the nation.

 

Over 50 Specialized Units & Assignments

  • 290 (Sex Offenders) Registration Team
  • Air Support (Helicopter/Fixed Wing)
  • Airport Police
  • Assaults Unit
  • Auto Theft Detail (vehicle crimes)
  • Backgrounds Unit
  • Bomb Squad
  • Bureau Of Field Ops - Administration Unit
  • Burglary Unit
  • Canine Unit
  • Child Exploits (ICAC) Internet Crimes Against Children
  • City Attorney Investigator Detail
  • Court Liaison Unit
  • Covert Response Unit (CRU)
  • Crime Analysis
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Crisis Management Unit
  • DEA (Drug Task Force)
  • Downtown Services Unit (DSU)
  • Family Violence Unit /Elder Abuse/ Threat Management
  • Field Training Program
  • Financial Crimes Unit (Fraud)
  • Gaming Unit
  • Gang Investigations Unit
  • Human Trafficking Unit
  • Homicide Unit
  • Information Desk
  • Intelligence Unit
  • Internal Affairs
  • Juvenile Unit
  • MERGE Unit (SWAT team)
  • Mayor's Security Detail
  • Metro Unit
  • Missing Persons Unit
  • Mounted Unit
  • Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC)
  • Patrol (14 divisions)
  • Permits Unit
  • Police Academy
  • Police Activities League (PAL)
  • Police Personnel
  • Press Information Officer (PIO)
  • Range
  • RATTF (Bay Area Auto Theft Task Force)
  • Recruiting Unit
  • Research & Development
  • Reserve Police Unit
  • Robbery Unit
  • School Liaison Unit
  • Secondary Employment Unit
  • Sexual Assaults Unit
  • Systems Development
  • Tactical Negotiator
  • Traffic Enforcement Unit (Motors)
  • Traffic Investigations (vehicle crimes)
  • Training Unit
  • Vice Squad
  • Video Unit

 

 

 

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