Mission Statement & Core Values

County of Santa Clara Sheriff Seal

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to the preservation of public safety by providing innovative and progressive service in partnership with the community.





Core Values

  • Our principal mission is protection of life and property.
  • Our employees are our most valued asset.
  • We strive to maintain the highest level of public trust.
  • We demand the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
  • We value community partnerships.
  • We treat each other, and the community, with dignity and respect.
  • We recognize diversity as a strength.
  • We value personal and professional growth through education and training.
  • We recognize the importance of investing in the future of our community's children.
  • We recognize the importance of fiscal responsibility through performance-based management.


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