Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Task Force (S.A.F.E.)
Protecting Santa Clara County since December 1994
The Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force is a team of local, state and federal law enforcement officials dedicated to proactively preventing sexual assault crimes and keeping convicted sexual assault offenders off the streets of Santa Clara County.
After 1/1/2021, Senate Bill (SB 384) will transition California’s lifetime sex offender registration schema to a tier-based schema. SB 384 will establish three tiers of registration for adult registrants to periods for 10 years, 20 years, and life, and two tiers of registration for juvenile registrants for periods of 5 years and 10 years. This new law requires the registrant to petition the Superior Court or Juvenile Court for termination of their sex offender registration requirement based on their eligible tier.
The California Department of Justice, Office of Attorney General (OAG) will address any questions regarding the petition process. For more information about Senate Bill 384 (SB 384), please refer to the OAG's page about the California Sex Offender Registry.
NOTE: The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office cannot provide legal advice.
SAFE Task Force Objectives
- Monitor sex offenders.
- Identify and apprehend sexual predators, and track convicted predators in the Megan's Law database.
- Assist other law enforcement agencies with sexual assault investigations.
- Educate the community to recognize predatory behavior and know where to seek help.