Court Liaison Unit (CLU)

The Court Liaison Unit(CLU) processes and prepares cases for review by the District Attorney’s Office for investigations that were completed in the field by patrol officers. A majority of the San Jose Police Departments cases filed or presented for review to the District Attorney’s Office are prepared by CLU. CLU works the following types of cases:

Examples of Violations Processed by the Court Liaison Unit:

  • Driving Under the Influence
  • All Narcotics related cases (Possession/Influence/Sales)
  • Petty Theft  
  • Public Intoxication
  • Trespassing (602PC)
  • Possession of Illegal Weapons

Another equally important CLU responsibility is to communicate with the courts to ensure that witnesses and officers are notified of their court appearances. All subpoenas and officer court appearance notifications are processed through CLU.

CLU consists of a lieutenant, a sergeant, four officers, and nine police data specialists.


Contacting the Court Liaison Unit

Main Number: 408-277-5271 
Witness Coordination/Subpoenas  408-277-5463
Fax 408-277-3195




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