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Police Department

Bios - Captain Kurt Clarke

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Kurt Clarke has been a police officer for over 22 years with the Santa Clara Police Department. During that time he has worked as an undercover narcotics and vice officer, and as an asset forfeiture detective. Kurt was also was the Department’s public information officer. Kurt served for many years on the Hostage Negotiation Team as a negotiator and as a supervisor.

Kurt was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2003. Kurt was assigned to the Field Operations Division where he was a patrol supervisor and. Kurt was transferred to the Professional Standards Unit as the Personnel and Hiring Sergeant. Kurt was then assigned to the Investigations Division where he was the Detective Sergeant assigned to the Robbery Unit.

Kurt was promoted to Lieutenant in 2012. Kurt served as a Watch Commander and the Lieutenant responsible for the Field Training Program for newly hired police officer in the Patrol Division. Kurt was then named the Lieutenant to Administration Services Division.

Kurt possesses a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cal-State Long Beach and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 265 at Quantico, Virginia.

Kurt is the Division Commander of the Investigations Division.

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