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    Here you will find information for the San Jose Police Department Divisions and the communities they serve. Each division listed below features a link for additional SJPD information.

    SJPD employs over 1300 sworn officers in 4 Bureaus comprised of 11 divisions with more than 67 specialized Units and assignments. Each division is assigned to patrol districts. These are: Airport Division, Central Division, Foothill Division, Southern Division and Western Division.

    When someone is arrested in the San Jose area, inmates will be transported to the Santa Clara County Main Jail Complex for booking and processing into the jail computer system. This jail facility is separated into the Main Jail North and Main Jail South. The main Jail North is equipped to detain approximately 1000 inmates. The Main Jail South is designed to hold approximately 650 inmates.

    It’s important to know that the booking process can take up to several hours to complete and typically consists of photographs ("mug shots"), fingerprints, and a nation-wide computer database background check.

    A bail bondsman, an attorney, or a member of the clergy may visit inmates at anytime. Bail can be posted at the main jail complex 24 hours a day.

    For further information regarding charge, bail or the arrestee, you can call to speak with a bail bondsman 24 hours a day for any of the following San Jose Police Division Stations at (888) BAIL BOND, (888) 224-5266.


    SJPD Airport Division
    Airport Division was established in 1990 when the SJPD absorbed the former San Jose Airport Security Police. The Airport Division is staffed by officers with an average of over twenty years of experience and training which represent almost every specialty within the SJPD.
    Phone: (408) 277-5400

    SJPD Central Divison
    Central Division in Alviso encompasses more than 412 street miles. Central Division is divided into four districts. The patrol districts are King, Edward, Robert, and Victor. The boundaries of the Central Division are Guadalupe River to the West, Highway 101 to the East, Highway 280 to the South, and the San Francisco Bay/City of Milpitas to the North.
    Phone: (408) 934-1520

    SJPD Foothill Division
    Foothill Division is the San Jose Police Department's headquarters and is made up of four police districts: Charles, Mary, Paul and William. These districts total more than 623 street miles. The Foothill Division borders the City of Milpitas and the East Foothills of San Jose. Attractions in the Foothill Division include Lake Cunningham, Alum Rock Park, Reid-Hillview Airport, Eastridge Mall and Raging Waters.
    Phone: (408) 277-4631

    Southern Division
    Southern Division encompasses more than 1028 street miles. It is the largest of the four patrol divisions and is based at the Oakridge Mall. Southern Division is comprised of four patrol districts: Adam, Tom, X-Ray, and Yellow. The boundaries of the Southern Division are Capital Expressway to the North, the Town of Los Gatos to the West, the Foothills to the East, and the City of Morgan Hill to the South.
    Phone: (408) 360-8350

    Western Division
    Western Division is made up of four police districts: Nora, Frank, Lincoln and Sam. These districts total more than 638 “street” miles. The Western Division borders several local cities such as Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino and Saratoga.
    Phone: (408) 260-0830


    We recommend beginning the bail process as soon as possible when bailing someone out of the main jail complex in San Jose to facilitate a much faster release. When you bail someone out of the San Jose jail, they should expect to be released within two to six hours or more, depending upon their individual case.

    However, if the defendant is not bailed out from jail, he or she will usually remain in custody until the matter has been resolved in court.

    The cost of a Santa Clara County bail bond is established by the State of California at 10% of the total bail amount. For example, for a bail amount of $20,000, a bail bond will cost $2,000. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. In many cases, we can also offer no collateral bail bonds for those who qualify.

    A licensed bail bondsman can answer all your specific questions and give you more bail bond information 24 hours a day for any jail. Read more about how bail bonds work along with the arrest and bail bond process in California.


    Because we have a strategic network of bail bond agents, we can usually have an agent to you in less than one hour. We have many years of experience in the bail bonds industry and understand the San Jose jail system.

    We’re available 24-hours a day/7 days per week to answer any of your questions.

    For immediate bail assistance, call us toll-free at 888-224-5266, (888) BAIL BOND.

    San José Police Department Headquarters
    201 W. Mission Street
    San Jose, CA 95110