A Difference of Opinion

Our Department is in the news, again.  Here is a link to a Mercury News story on our Chief’s decision to return the recently acquired Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP).  The story’s first sentence pretty much sums up the event.  “Amid a national furor over police militarization, the San Jose Police Department has decided to get rid of a 15-ton armored vehicle it received earlier this year from a federal military surplus program.”


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Richard Huerta

On August 6th we remember fallen San Jose Police Officer Richard Huerta. On August 6, 1970, Officer Huerta was killed by gunshots from a pedestrian intent on randomly killing any officer he encountered. 


Below is the department’s official account of his story.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Officer Henry Bunch

Today we remember fallen San Jose police officer Henry Bunch. On July 29, 1985, 33-year-old Officer Bunch was killed when an intoxicated arrestee wrestled his gun away and shot him.


Below is the department’s official account of his story.


Remembering Fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard

During the month of July, we remember fallen San Jose Police Sergeant Morris Van Dyck Hubbard. On July 12, 1924, 29-year-old Hubbard became of first San Jose police officer to fall in the line-of-duty. Below is the department’s official account of his story.


It's Time For a New Direction in San Jose

San Jose Needs a New Direction. Join Police Officers, Deputy Sheriffs, Firefighters, Registered Nurses and Small Business Owners to get San Jose on the right track.


Please click "Like" or "Tweet" to let your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors know that San Jose needs a New Direction and the candidates below will deliver a safer San Jose.



San Jose Officers step in to help victim of homicide

A group of San Jose officers are raising money to help the widow of San Jose's 15th homicide victim. He was shot to death in front of his wife after a road rage incident leaving her without any family in this country and without the only wage earner as she stays at home to care full time for their severely autistic son. The San Jose officers have set up a donation website. Please help spread the word and help this family.


Please make a donation here: YouCaring.com: San Jose 15th Homicide @ Mrs. Huynh & 2 Children Foundation


June 2014 SJPOA Endorsements

United States Congress
19th District - Zoe Lofgren
17th District - Mike Honda


Attorney General
Kamala Harris


California State Controller
John Pérez


Secretary of State
Alex Padilla


California State Assembly
29th District - Mark Stone
28th District - Evan Low
27th District - Nora Campos
25th District - Kansen Chu


California State Senate
10th District - Bob Wieckowski


Santa Clara County
District Attorney - Jeff Rosen


City of San Jose


Mayor - Dave Cortese


District 1 - Paul Fong
District 3 - Raul Peralez
District 7 - Maya Esparza
District 9 - Don Rocha


Judge of the Superior Court Number 4 - Stuart Scott


Judge of the Superior Court Number 21 - Julianne Sylva


Judge of the Superior Court Number 24 - Matthew Harris


Evergreen School District Measure H - Yes

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