9/11 Letter

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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 - the...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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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

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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 ...
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Santa Clara Local Businesses we need your help

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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

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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. ...
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Press Release: Statement from the Mayor

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Statement from the Mayor of Santa Clara
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SCPOA Response to Mayor Gillmor’s Statement

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POA letter to the 49ers

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The POA has drafted a letter that has been delivered to the San Francisco 49ers headquarters.  The PDF has been uploaded to the POA website and is in the documents section of the members site.  A copy is also posted on the POA board at the station. Click image to view full letter
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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

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 ...
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Calling all Local Businesses

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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

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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 imp...
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#GivingTuesday

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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 w...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

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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 n...
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Hundreds Attend Memorial for California Police Dog Gunned Down in the Line of Duty

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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...
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Keeping Cops Alive

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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 kille...
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In Memoriam - Louie Awerbuck

Louie-AwerbuckLouie 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

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Man pleads no contest to stabbing 49er linebacker Aldon Smith

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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, wh...
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3rd Annual Charity Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

PokerSanta 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, 2014
5:00 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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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 at...
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Santa Clara police arrest man on human trafficking charge

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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

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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

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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

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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 on...
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In Memory of Riverside Police Departments Officer Michael Crain

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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 Biography Born: April 9, 1978 Hire 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 ...
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In Memory of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom

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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 wa...
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