Laurie Smith made history as the first woman in California to be elected sheriff. She’s been running the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office for the last 13 years, and has her sights set on 20.
Peninsula police departments are using smart phones and netbooks to help them quickly respond to calls. Apps help them map and search areas, download photos and videos of suspects, and write reports from the field.
Half Moon Bay must cut spending by as much as $1.2 million. The city will likely contract police services with the San Mateo County sheriff or partner with a nearby city.
Santa Clara County voters elected Jeff Rosen district attorney in June. Currently the deputy district attorney, he prepares to take over for his boss, outgoing D.A. Dolores Carr.