The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office West Valley Patrol Division serves the City of Saratoga for law enforcement services.
Public safety is vitally important to the City Council and residents of Saratoga. On this page, find a variety of public safety resources.
Neighborhood Watch is a great way to maintain a healthy and vibrant neighborhood, as well as aid local law enforcement in their efforts to stop crime.
Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) Pilot Program
On February 2, 2022, the Saratoga City Council authorized a 1-year Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) pilot program consisting of 7 cameras in partnership with Flock Safety. This ALPR system will capture images of vehicle license plates and then compare license plate numbers against law enforcement databases to provide alerts to the Sheriff’s Office when a plate matches a listing on a database so that a deputy can be deployed to investigate.
The City of Saratoga is served by the Saratoga Fire Protection District and Santa Clara County Fire District. Both Districts are operated by the Santa Clara County Fire Department. The Santa Clara County Fire Department serves Santa Clara County and the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga.
Saratoga is one of 14 communities in Santa Clara County that has been identified as being at risk for wildfires.
AlertSCC is a free, easy, and confidential way for anyone who lives or works in Santa Clara County to get emergency warnings sent directly to their cell phone, mobile device, email, or landline.
Emergency Contact Information
Learn who to contact in specific emergency situations.
Find resources for emergency preparedness in Saratoga and information about the Saratoga Community Emergency Response Team made up of volunteers trained to help their neighborhood during an emergency.
Traffic safety is a major concern for the residents of Saratoga, the Sheriff’s Office West Valley Patrol Division and the City of Saratoga.
While Saratoga and the rest of California is still very much in a drought, winter is approaching and residents should prepare for the coming winter storms.
Public Safety Power Shutoff
As part of PG&E’s efforts to reduce wildfire risk, PG&E is expected to shutoff power on days with a high risk of wildfire, and they suggest preparing for outages that could last longer than two days.
Every so often wild animals, including coyotes, are spotted in the low-land areas of the City.