Department Welcome

The Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department 

Our department, comprised of 58 sworn and civilian personnel and over 50 community volunteers, is committed to providing the highest quality service with a small town feel to our residents, businesses and visitors. We are proud of the relationship that we enjoy with our community and

are constantly striving to build upon that relationship through partnerships, collaboration and our individual contacts.

Los Gatos and Monte Sereno enjoy a high quality of life with low crime rates. The members of the police department work hard to provide a full range of services to residents, services often beyond what other communities are able to provide. We invite you to explore our offerings on this web site and hope that you help us in our effort to strengthen the Los Gatos and Monte Sereno communities.  

We are working in three major areas to improve the department and our ability to serve the community.                                                                                         

Building community relationships.

We enjoy an excellent relationship with the community but realize that this is a never ending process. We are working purposefully to better connect with businesses, neighborhood organizations, community groups and individuals. When you have contact with a member of the department, we see this as an opportunity to establish or build upon that relationship. 

Engaging in community problem solving.

We know that we must be engaged with the community to understand the issues of our community fully and to successfully respond to them. Our work to address the problem of thefts from cars was a partnership between the department, the media and local businesses and their customers. We have been a leader and strong partner working to address the challenges of youth and high risk behavior. Our Youth Party Guidelines (available for viewing on this site, above) is the latest tangible example of how we are working collaboratively with the community to reduce problems associated with youth parties involving alcohol. We invite you to let us know of issues in your neighborhood or business.

Our ultimate goal is to know everyone in the community.

We believe that through all of our individual contacts and connections, we can know every resident of Los Gatos and Monte Sereno. If you need to report a crime or contact a member of the department, please call our 24-hour non-emergency dispatch number at 408-354-8600.