Santa Clara at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Santa Clara Police Department

  • 145 Officers
  • 71 Civilian staff

Officers per 1000 residents

  • 1.64 Santa Clara
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 100,000 to 249,999 population
  • 2.3 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.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated February 14, 2022


We identified over $98.8K in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Santa Clara
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$15,931.00 10/01/2020
09/30/2022
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
$12,469.00 10/01/2019
09/30/2021
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
$12,391.00 10/01/2018
09/30/2020
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
$14,806.00 10/01/2015
09/30/2017
CITY OF SANTA CLARA FY 16 JAG PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 26, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $3,500,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

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.

Compensation
$3,500,000.00