the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office
Cruz County Sheriff's Office is composed of three Bureaus: the Operations Bureau,
the Detention Bureau and the Administration Bureau. The Operations Bureau provides the services to the unincorporated area
of Santa Cruz County that citizens are most familiar with: patrol and investigation. These services are provided by two divisions, the Patrol Division and the Investigation
Division provides a seven-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day, first responder 9-1-1 service.
These deputies drive the distinctive green and white Sheriff's Office patrol cars that can be seen around the county
at any time of day or night. The Patrol Division also maintains several specialized
units: K-9 Unit, Bomb Team, SWAT, DARE and Air Support Unit.
S.W.A.T. Team is responsible for containing and resolving critical incidents, such as hostage taking or barricaded dangerous
persons. The Sheriff's Office maintains the only S.W.A.T. Team in Santa Cruz
County. Team members are select volunteers who compete for the assignment and participate in regular, intensive testing and
Division is structured utilizing a specialization concept in which criminal cases are assigned by established categories to
the appropriately staffed and trained section for follow-up investigation The
Investigation Division operates under the command of a Lieutenant who directs (6)
Section Sergeants and the clerical staff. The Investigation Division is divided
into: Administration/Clerical; Coroner; Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) & Property and Evidence; Robbery/Homicide/Domestic Violence; Sexual Assault/Child Abuse;
Crimes against Property, High Technology Crimes; Narcotic Enforcement Team (NET)
/ County Narcotic Enforcement.