SOUTHERN DIVISION COMMAND
Don't speed. Be courteous when driving. Watch out for kids and pedestrians. Avoid distracted driving.
A recurring topic of concern is always traffic safety. Please be cognizant of your speed and courteous to your neighbors, especially when driving in residential neighborhoods and near schools.
Keep your speeds at or under the speed limit. Keep your eyes open for pedestrians and children
Remember, distracted driving is dangerous. To avoid distracted driving crashes, San Jose Police Department offers drivers the following tips:
- Turn off your phone and/or put it out of reach while driving
- Include in your outgoing message that you can't answer while you are driving
- Don't call or text anyone at a time when you think they may be driving
The San Jose Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) has recently been redeployed and officers will be assigned to work each of the four patrol divisions. TEU officers will be a resource for the Division Captains to address traffic-related issues in their respective divisions.
Captain Dave Honda
Commander | Southern Division
Bureau of Field Operations
Southern Division encompasses approximately 123 square miles. It is the largest of the four patrol divisions.
Southern Division is comprised of four patrol districts:
Tom, Adam, X-ray and Yellow. The boundaries of the Southern Division are roughly Hamilton Ave - Pine Ave Curtner Ave. and Capital Expy. to the North, the Towns of Los Gatos and Campbell 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.