The Department

The Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department has the pleasure of providing service to two of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious communities. The Town of Los Gatos is a premiere community at the western edge of the Santa Clara Valley. Los Gatos is 12 square miles and is located on the lower slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains near San Jose.  The City of Monte Sereno is an exclusive residential community with a population of 3,500 residents within 1.5 square miles. Police services are provided to Monte Sereno under the authority of a long-term contract.  The Town of Los Gatos and the City of Monte Sereno take special pride in their joint police department and residents of both communities actively support the organization’s efforts to protect the public’s safety.

The Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Police Department is committed to ensuring public safety with integrity, compassion, and professionalism.  

  • Providing exceptional Law Enforcement services
  • Building Community Partnerships
  • Engaging the Community in Problem Solving

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Professionalism

The Chief’s executive team consists of two Captains (Operations Captain and Support Services Captain). The department has an authorized staff of 39 sworn officers and 20 civilian employees. In addition, the department has approximately 150 active citizen volunteers who contribute to the strong police/community partnership, which is a hallmark of the department’s organizational philosophy.