SOUTHERN DIVISION COMMAND
I would like to commend Southern Division Patrol Officer Austin Grogan on his seizure of an illegally possessed handgun from a gang member. On April 19th, at approximately 8:09 P.M., Officer Grogan was on routine patrol in the area of Judith Street and Tradewinds Drive when he observed a gang member acting suspiciously. When Officer Grogan attempted to contact the suspect, the suspect fled on foot. Officer Grogan ultimately located the suspect nearby in the area of Blossom Hill Road and Snell Avenue. During the subsequent detention, Officer Grogan located a loaded semi-automatic pistol concealed in the suspect's waisteband. Officer Grogan booked the suspect into jail. This was an outstanding example of a patrol officer utilizing his free patrol time in a proactive manner which resulted in the arrest of an armed gang member. Officer Grogan likely prevented a violent crime with this arrest. Great job Austin!
Captain Dave Honda
Commander | Southern Division
Bureau of Field Operations
Southern Division encompasses more than 137 square miles. It is the largest of the three patrol divisions.
Southern Division is comprised of six patrol districts:
Sam, Lincoln, Tom, Adam, X-ray and Yellow. The boundaries of the Southern Division are Interstate 280 to the North, the Town of Los Gatos to the West, the Foothills to the East, and the City of Morgan Hill to the South.
Southern Division hosts such attractions as the Almaden Lake Park, the Almaden Quicksilver Park, and Coyote Creek Golf Club - one of Silicon Valley's most distinguished golf courses. Additionally, the Almaden Valley Art and Wine Festival takes place each September.