The West Valley Patrol Division of the Sheriff’s Office proudly serves the Cities of Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Altos Hills, as well as the Western Unincorporated areas of the county from Summit Road to Moffett Field. The WV Patrol Division is committed to providing progressive law enforcement services and maintaining healthy community partnerships. Deputies are routinely involved in community events across all cities. There are 83 sworn positions and 7 professional support staff assigned to the West Valley Patrol Division. Deputies provide a full range of law enforcement responsibilities to include Patrol, Traffic Enforcement, Investigative Services, School Resource Officers, Neighborhood Resource Officers, K-9 Services and Special Enforcement assignments.
The Division employs modern strategies such as community oriented policing and predictive policing, as well as innovative and progressive initiatives geared toward enhancing quality of life measures. A full time analyst works directly with patrol deputies and detectives to identify crime trends. Deputies perform daily enforcement duties with the goal of making neighborhoods safe by bringing criminals to justice. The Division is managed by Captain Rich Urena, who serves as Commander and works closely with each city and the various communities.