Office of the Chief of Police
Chief of Police: Larry Esquivel
Chief Esquivel was hired as a San Jose Police Reserve Officer from August 15, 1984 to January 4, 1986. He was appointed as an Officer on January 5, 1986. As an Officer, Larry worked in the Bureau of Field Operations (BFO) - patrol, BFO - Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET), Special Operations - MERGE Unit and Bureau of Investigations (BOI) - Narcotics Covert Investigations.
He was promoted to Sergeant on June 15, 1997. As a Sergeant, Larry supervised patrol officers and served as a Supervisor in the following specialized assignments: BFO - Patrol, BFO - Field Training Program, Special Operations - MERGE Unit, BFO - Main Lobby, and BOI - Robbery Unit.
Larry was promoted to Lieutenant on December 18, 2005 where he served in BFO - Patrol, BFO - Administrative Unit, and the Office of the Chief - Internal Affairs Unit.
Larry was promoted to Captain on July 11, 2010 and served as the BFO Patrol - Foothill Division Commander. He assumed the role of Acting Deputy Chief - BOI, on August 22, 2011. On December 25, 2011, Acting Deputy Chief Esquivel was assigned as Commander of BFO – Patrol. On February 5, 2012, Larry was promoted to Deputy Chief. On January 18, 2013, Deputy Chief Esquivel assumed the role of Acting Chief of Police upon the retirement of former Chief Chris Moore. He was officially confirmed as Chief of Police on December 10, 2013.