We asked and you generously delivered. Thank you.

We asked and you generously delivered. Thank you.
As an appreciation of your generosity and thoughtfulness, we want to take a moment to thank you! Your charitable donation to Santa Clara Police Officers' Association means that we can continue to positively impact our community and support its local causes. This is what paying it forward is all about. By giving back in 2019 you’ve now shown others that you care about the future of our neighborhood. Your generosity shows that you care about our local youth and police officers. That you strive to ...
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Our Community Needs Your Help!

Our Community Needs Your Help!
Are you committed to making a difference in our community? Your charitable contribution will help us keep your loved ones safe, give back, and reach our annual goal!Your Donation is the fuel for all of it. From caring for the families of fallen officers to local youth programs, your support helps us build trust between our officers and residents; strengthening our community. Our local law enforcement association continually gives its financial resources to help the growing number of people in ou...
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Here at the Santa Clara Police Officers' Association we feel it is our duty and privilege to help spread the word. The simple truth is this: 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This year alone over 250,000 women in our country will be diagnosed with the disease. It is the most common cancer among women worldwide. These facts are not meant to terrify. They are the truth and why must we take it so seriously. But the news is not solely nega...
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The Santa Clara Police Officers Association would like to thank YOU for your donation, time and committed support during our “Support The Badge” fundraising campaign. Your generous donations will help us support our critically injured officers and their families. Thank you for your generosity and for standing side-by-side with our law enforcement family. Thank YOU for joining our police family and being part of a community team that connects us all together!&nb...
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Our annual fundraiser is back! We would like to thank you for your support of the men and women of our Police Association who protect us each and every day. A police officer’s job can be stressful and demanding, but we take great pride in helping our fellow citizens whenever we get the chance. It’s not just our job, it’s our honor to serve.Please join in our mission, and support the men and women of law enforcement,Donate Here!Our officers frequently go into harm’s way to protect our community a...
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Santa Clara POA Announces Candidate Endorsements for City Council and City Clerk

The Santa Clara POA is proud to announce our endorsement of Nancy Biagini for Santa Clara City Council District 2, as well as our dual endorsements of Hosam Haggag and Bob O'Keefe for Santa Clara City Clerk.After personally meeting with these fine candidates, we believe that their vision for their respective offices reflects the values we hold dear, and would represent a step forward for our city.  The Santa Clara POA encourages you to take a look at these candidates yourself; We are confid...
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Remembering 9/11

September 11th, 2001 rocked America to the core. We will always remember the bravery, strength, and courage the first responders portrayed on that day. On September 11th, please take a moment to honor the 343 heroes who lost their lives. Check out the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website to find a memorial near you.
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Officer Calms Nervous Child

We love the viral video from HeartThreads that tells the story of a Texas police officer calming down a nervous child. He let the boy sit in his patrol car and gave him a tour of the police department. The best part? That boy wants to be a police officer when he grows up now! Can’t wait to have you as a brother in law enforcement, Jacob! Check out the video here!
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Austin Police Brothers & Sisters in Capes

Our brothers and sisters in blue may not normally wear capes on the job, but the Austin Police Department did when they dressed up as superheroes at their local children’s medical center. We love sharing what our fellow law enforcement officers are doing in their communities! Check out the PoliceOne.com story and full KXAN video here.
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Withdrawal of Endorsement and Support for Dominic Caserta

In light of the allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior being levied against Santa Clara County Supervisor candidate and Santa Clara City Councilmember Dominic Caserta, the Santa Clara Police Officers' Association and Santa Clara Firefighters Local 1171 have withdrawn their support and endorsement of his candidacy.The allegations, involving both repeated and egregious incidents, represent everything the Santa Clara Police Officers’ Association  and Santa Clara Firefighters Local 1171 s...
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2018 Line of Duty Deaths

Our country has struggled with the balance of political correctness, maintaining civil rest and protecting those who protect our communities. So far in 2018, too many law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty helping to maintain these principles. Let’s take a moment to remember all of these brave heroes by reviewing the 2018 Honor Roll of Heroes… Click here to learn about them.
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Celebrating Police Week 2018

This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty.One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the names of fallen officers will be forever etched into the Memorial Wall. Unlike many memorials in Was...
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Thank you for your support

The Santa Clara Police Officers’ Association would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “Red, White, Blue, and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work.We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love.Thank you to all ...
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Help Make a Difference in Our Community!

On behalf of our officers and our fellow citizens, the Santa Clara Police Officers’ Association is asking you today for your support. While our nation is facing unprecedented times, we are thankful for our community who has stayed strong and united and we value the support you have shown our officers.   Donate Here Today! The Santa Clara Police Officers’ Association is dedicated to safety and improving our community, but we need your help! Your support will allow us to continue to fund...
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Santa Clara Police Officers Association Endorses Lisa Gillmor for Mayor

Happy Wednesday!Santa Clara Police Officers Association Endorses Lisa Gillmor for Mayor: https://santaclaranews.org/2017/11/29/santa-clara-police-officers-association-endorses-lisa-gillmor-for-mayor/​Please like, share, submit comments and criticism - all are welcome!Robert Haugh Publisher, Santa Clara News Online http://santaclaranews.org Founder, Wrestling For Charity http://www.wfcwrestling.com
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9/11 Letter

So often we commemorate the day or memorialize an overwhelming mass tragedy, but lose sight of the individuals, the moments in time, the instances that change our world. The below letter, written to a 9/11 survivor, to the police officer who saved her that day, could easily go out to any Officer in the field today. In instances each and every day, they give of themselves selflessly, without hesitation, in the face of fear. Alongside members from each of the various emergency services - they...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job.  This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, ...
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55th National Police Week

May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice.  In the years and decades to f...
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Santa Clara Local Businesses we need your help

Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Santa Clara POA's community outreach mission. Join us by donating today, your contribution goes toward making our community stronger.   Donate By Clicking Here ...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help.At the time you receive this letter there have been 138 line of duty deaths of Law Enforcement officers across the US, and officer's killed by gun fire is up 72% from last year. W...
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Press Release: Statement from the Mayor

SCPOA Press Release mayor
Statement from the Mayor of Santa Clara
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Funeral for SJPD Officer Katherman #3900

Hello Members,Memorial services for SJPD Officer Michael Katherman #3900 will be held at the SAP Center on Tuesday, June 21st at 1100 hours. Our hearts go out to SJPD and his family! Frank Saunders 
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God Bless SJPD Officer Michael Katherman

SCPOA would like to extend our condolences to SJPD, and to the family of Officer Michael Katherman. You are in our thoughts and prayers from the entire SCPOA Family.
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us.National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families a...
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Calling all Local Businesses

Santa Clara POA Business Blog Post
Small businesses are a major contributor to the strength of our local economy.  Literally, small businesses are the backbone of our local community and we appreciate your investment and hard work to make our community a great place to live and work. According to the 2010 Census, 99.7% of U.S. employer firms are small businesses.  Almost half of the nation's private sector workforce is employed by small business,  there is nothing small about these facts. That is why we recognize a...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.   In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is impo...
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supported charities
December 1st is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. This is the time of year when we think about all that we are thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for each and every person out there backing the Santa Clara POA.Throughout the year we work hard to give back to our local community in many ways. To view the organizations we sponsor and how we give back visit our "Charities We Support" page. If you would like to show your support, please visit the donate section of our we...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."  Today, the na...
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Santa Clara gets a Big Thank You!

Childrens World Bilingual Montessori School students send their appreciation to the Santa Clara POA for all their hard work!Click here to see students artwork and sentiments.-->
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Hundreds Attend Memorial for California Police Dog Gunned Down in the Line of Duty

Hundreds of mourners turned out Wednesday in Riverside, California, for the memorial of Sultan, a police dog killed while attempting to subdue a violent felon. "When I heard this, it felt like I'd lost a peer," Riverside County chief deputy Geoff Raya said at a press conference. "There is very little differentiation between four legs and two legs – they are all members of the Riverside Sheriff's Department."Born in Slovakia, Sultan had been working with the department since September 2013, worki...
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Keeping Cops Alive

Sometimes an idea comes along that makes so much sense that everyone feels good about getting behind it. In this case it’s the Major Cities Chiefs Association and other groups making a common-sense plea to make the provision of body armor to police officers mandatory.And considering the fact that far more cops are killed in accidents on the roads than by assailants the organizations are also pushing for the mandatory use of seat belts by officers. In fatal shootings, 36% of officers killed from ...
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In Memoriam - Louie Awerbuck


Louie Awerbuck was a loyal friend to SCPD for a couple decades.
Louie passed away on 06-24-2014 and he will be missed.
Louie leaves behind Leigh Lambert that many of you know as “Snake”

Louie and Leigh supported the SCPD family for many years, and now it is our turn to support his. We are currently seeking a donation from the SCPOA. We are also seeking individual donations. There will be a donation box on my desk and at the range for the next 2 weeks. Please do what you can to show your support.

- Sergeant Derek Rush

Click Here To Download the PDF Version

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Man pleads no contest to stabbing 49er linebacker Aldon Smith

A 28-year-old man has pleaded no contest to stabbing 49er Aldon Smith in an incident that also led to a criminal case against the linebacker.Steven Raymond Barba, of San Jose, faces three years in prison under the plea deal with prosecutors over his attack on Smith. Typically, a defendant would face jail time, not prison time, for an assault with a deadly weapon. But Barba has a prior felony domestic violence conviction that qualifies him for prison.Smith was wounded superficially by Barba, who ...
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3rd Annual Charity Texas Hold 'Em Tournament


Santa Clara Police Officers' Association & Bay Club Santa Clara Present the 3rd Annual Charity Texas Hold 'Em Tournament to benefit Special Olympics of Northern California

Friday, August 15, 20145:00 p.m. to Midnight
3250 Central Expressway - Santa Clara

Players and spectators must pre-register at www.texasholdemso.org

View and download the flyer below for more information


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Students Break Into Santa Clara High School, Kill Animals

Middle school students are accused of breaking into a Santa Clara high school and killing at least three animals as part of a weekend crime spree.Santa Clara police said the teens broke into Adrian Wilcox High School over the weekend.  Once inside, the students damaged a snack shop and vandalized cars that were being used in an auto shop class.Police also said the students also found a rabbit, duck and a rooster and killed the animals."Obviously it is disturbing when you have middle school-...
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Five arrested in bingo hall armed robberies

 Five people suspected of twice targeting a bingo hall and robbing patrons and employees at gunpoint have been arrested, according to police.In one of the robberies, a 78-year-old woman was struck several times in the head with a handgun in the parking lot of the Santa Clara Aquamaids bingo hall, according to police Lt. Kurt Clarke."This was a robbery crew, and they were targeting a bingo hall," Lt. Kurt Clarke said. "They worked together to rob the bingo hall employee and patrons who atten...
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Santa Clara police arrest man on human trafficking charge

3208 El Camino Real, 3:49 p.m. Jan. 12 Officers arrested a man with a gun at Motel 6 on human trafficking charges. Further investigation revealed that a woman had escaped being kidnapped.  Read More Police Blotter 
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City of Santa Cruz Awards The SCPOA with a Certificate of Appreciation

This certificate of appreciate was awarded to the Santa Clara Police Officers' Association for the donation made to the families of two Santa Cruz Officers that were killed last year. To download the PDF version of the flyer click the below link.santaclaracertificate.pdf
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Charity Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

Texas Hold 'Em
To Sign Up for the tournament click here or visit www.texasholdemso.org. To download the PDF version of the flyer click the below link.Santa-Clara-POA-Flyer.pdf
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Funeral For Sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay Is Today In NW San Bernardino

The funeral service for San Bernardino County sheriff's Detective Jeremiah MacKay, slain last week in a final confrontation with fugitive multimurder suspect and ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, is today in northwest San Bernardino.The service is planned to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday Feb. 21 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway.The procession beforehand, which will include hundreds of law enforcement, fire, and other public safety vehicles, is expected to take more than one ...
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In Memory of Riverside Police Departments Officer Michael Crain

The Santa Clara Police Officers' Association expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Officer Michael Crain of the Riverside Police Department. God Speed Officer Crain.Officer Michael Crain BiographyBorn: April 9, 1978Hire Date: August 24, 2001 - End of Watch: February 7, 2013 Officer Michael Crain was born in Anaheim, California to Stephen and Cindy Crain on April 9, 1978. He was the oldest of three children and had a brother, Jason, and sister, Leslie. He was raised in the ...
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In Memory of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom

The Santa Clara Police Officers' Association expresses it's deepest condolences to the family of Officer Kenyon Youngstrom.  Officer Youngstrom was a 7 year veteran of the California Highway Patrol assigned to the Contra Costa area.  He was a married father of four children.On September 4th, Officer Youngstrom was shot in the head during a traffic stop by a motorist, Christopher Boon Lacy.  Officer Youngstrom's patrol partner was able to shoot and kill Lacy.Officer Youngstrom was ...
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