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About the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

The Santa 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.

 

The Patrol 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.

 

The Sheriff's 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 training.

 

The Investigations 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.

 

Source:

scsheriff.com

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