SOUTHERN DIVISION COMMAND
Day to Day Excellence, Courage, and Commitment to Duty by Team 78 & 80
To the Patrol Officers of Team 80/78,
I would like to thank you all for an outstanding shift. It is befitting that on the final day of the shift you captured five suspects who were responsible for multiple burglaries throughout the city.
On Saturday, September 13, 2014, a concerned resident called police to report suspicious activity in his South San Jose neighborhood. The citizen observed unknown males entering his neighbor's residence. Officers from Team 80 and 78 quickly flooded the area. Officers spotted a vehicle fleeing the scene and initiated a vehicle stop. Witnesses identified the occupants as the individuals seen leaving the victim's residence. Officers located a loaded firearm, multiple laptops, electronics, jewelry, and various other items inside the suspect vehicle. Officers were able to tie these suspects to three other burglaries. The suspects are also validated gang members. Two victim's had property returned to them at the scene and were extremely thankful for your efforts.
I commend you all for your Day to Day excellence, courage, and commitment to duty.
Shawny Williams, Captain
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.