Santa Clara at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Santa Clara Police Department
- 140 Officers
- 58 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.06 Santa Clara
- 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Santa Clara Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|CITY OF SANTA CLARA UTILIZE FUNDS TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT TO SUPPORT ON-GOING AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|CITY OF SANTA CLARA FY 20 LOCAL JAG PROGRAM||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|CITY OF SANTA CLARA FY 19 LOCAL JAG PROGRAM||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|CITY OF SANTA CLARA THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM (JAG) ALLOWS STATES AND UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE RELATED ACTIVITIES BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIA…||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $3,500,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
In December 2021, a federal jury awarded ordered the City of Santa Clara to pay $500,000 to Omar Gomez, a man who was shot and wounded by a Santa Clara police officer during a traffic stop in 2017.
Santa Clara officer Jordan Fachko stopped Gomez while trying to find a vehicle that was reported stolen. The situation escalated when Fachko allegedly thought Gomez was attempting to run him over, prompting Officer Fachko to shoot and wound Gomez. Following the encounter, Gomez filed a lawsuit alleging that Fachko had used excessive force and was negligent. A federal jury found that Fachko’s life was in no way threatened during the interaction and awarded Gomez $500,000.