Message from the Chief

In these unsettling times triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to assure you that the Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department remains fully operational and dedicated to keeping our communities safe. The nature of law enforcement does not lend itself to the amenity of telecommuting or even the precaution of social distancing, so in order to ensure that our essential services remain uninterrupted, we must take precautions to minimize our coronavirus exposure potential. Rapid response to life-threatening emergencies and maintaining public order will remain our top priorities. However, in keeping with the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health’s “shelter in place” order and the Town of Los Gatos Proclamation of Local Emergency, most of the Department’s non-essential functions will be postponed until further notice and Department personnel will be utilizing remote means to handle non-life-threatening calls for service. For example, in property crime cases where there is no suspect information or necessity for evidence collection, dispatchers will direct callers to our online reporting portal or an Officer may take a telephone report. The public is still encouraged to remain vigilant and report crimes in progress. Now more than ever we must strive to be good neighbors and look out for one another.

Pete Decena

Chief of Police


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