The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office West Valley Patrol Division serves the City of Saratoga for law enforcement services. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has 586 sworn personnel which are assigned to numerous divisions.
The Sheriff's Office serves the communities of Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Altos Hills, and the unincorporated areas of the County. The Sheriff's Office also maintains contracts with the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Valley Transportation Authority, and the Santa Clara County Parks Department for law enforcement services.
With a total County population of approximately 1.7 million people, the Sheriff's Office has a service population of approximately 197,000. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office enjoys a positive reputation among law enforcement communities in California and the United States.