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Santa Clara CountyCandidate for Sheriff

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Jose Salcido

Public Safety Advisor
27,872 votes (8.81%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety: I am committed to protecting our community. I will make your neighborhood a priority by making crime prevention a priority. The Sheriff’s Office must work in collaboration with all city law enforcement as a unified force against crime.
  • Jail Reform: Rehabilitating inmates while they are in custody: Reduces the number of homeless on the streets; Increases officer safety; Reduces crime; Makes our neighborhoods safer.
  • Leadership: We must provide the tools, training, and support to the deputies who serve and protect our community. I’m prepared to protect our community from both crime and complacency in leadership. We must take politics out of law enforcement.



San Jose State University Master of Public Administration (MPA), Thesis: Humanistic Management in Law Enforcement (2000)
San Jose State University Bachelor of Science, Business Administration / Management (1983)



Jose Salcido has been preparing to be your next Sheriff for his entire life.


Law Enforcement and Professional Service:


Jose served in the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department for 32 years where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant.  He patrolled our streets, worked in our jails, was a homicide detective, and served as Assistant Division Commander over the Jails Administration Division.  He was a Watch Commander in the Patrol Division and managed the Records Division.  Jose earned the Top Management Award from the California Golden Badge Foundation and was elected valedictorian of the Sheriff’s Office Leadership Development Course.


Upon his retirement from the Sheriff’s Department, Salcido joined then Mayor Chuck Reed as a Senior Policy Advisor specializing in the areas of public safety and neighborhood outreach.  He coordinated the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force.  Salcido represented Mayor Reed and the City of San Jose at the Department of Justice National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.


Community Service:


Salcido is an active member of our community.  He served as President of the Board of Director’s for the Sacred Heart Community Services Agency for six years, Recording Secretary to the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), Treasurer for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Santa Clara Valley, and President of the Bellarmine College Prep. Dad’s Club. Currently, Jose is serving as a mentor to a high school senior at James Lick High School through iMentor Bay Area and is a member of the Knights of Columbus supporting St. Christopher’s, St. Lucy’s, St. Mary’s in Los Gatos, Transfiguration and St. Frances Cabrini.




Jose earned a Bachelor of Science Degree (BS) in Business Management and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from San Jose State University.  He earned a Management Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) Certificate and has received awards and recognition for his leadership and management abilities by state and local organizations.  Jose graduated high school from St. Joseph’s Seminary in Mountain View.


Family and Personal:


Jose and his wife Mary have been married for 38 years, They have two sons, Declan and Conor, and have lived in the Willow Glen area of San Jose since 1984.


Jose enjoys golf, family time, and working with at risk youth in our community.



¨       National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (2009 to Present) White House Initiative

¨       Opportunity Youth Partnership Leadership Council (2013 to Present)

¨       Management for the Police Administrator, San Jose State University, Pacific Grove, CA (2002)  

¨       Homicide Investigation, 40 Hours – POST Certified, San Jose, CA (2000)  

¨       Supervisory Development Seminar / Community Policing (2000)

¨       Criminal Investigator’s Core Course, 80 Hours – POST Certified, California State Univ., Los Gatos, CA (1999)

¨       Sheriff’s Leadership Development Course, Voted Valedictorian for Graduation, Milpitas, CA (1996)



Public Service Ethics Education (Nov 25, 2014)

Sexual Harassment Prevention (City of San Jose 2014)

Management Peace Officers Standards & Training Certificate (January 2004)



“Portraits of Success” Exemplary Leadership Award 2008

One of the 100 Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley for 2007, MACSA

(Mexican American Community Services Agency)

Top Management Award for 2004, Golden Badge Foundation Statewide Organization

Recipient of a County Board of Supervisors Resolution Recognizing Work with the Community 

The “Mover of Mountains” Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assoc. of Santa Clara Valley (2010)



      ¨       iMentor, Bay Area (2016 to Present)

¨       Knights of Columbus, San Jose Chapter (2006 to Present)

¨       Committee member, Santa Clara County Re-Entry Network (2013-2014)

¨       Treasurer and Scholarship Chair, Martin Luther King, Jr. Assoc. of Santa Clara Valley (2011 to Present)

¨       Chair, Public Safety Transition Committee, City of San Jose, Appointed by Mayor Chuck Reed (2006 – 2007)

¨       Region 1 Director, Peace Officers’ Research Association of California (2006 – 2009)

¨       President, Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of Santa Clara County (1994 – 2005)

¨       Participant, LPOA Legislative Committee, National Latino Peace Officers' Association

¨       Instructor, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Community Police Academy

¨       Chair, Board of Directors, Sacred Heart Community Services Agency (2006 to 2012)

¨       Past President, Bellarmine College Prep, Dad's Club (Academic Year 2005 – 2006)

¨       Member, Learning for Life Committee, Boy Scouts of America

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Bayshore Progressive Democrats

Elected Officials (2)

  • Chuck Reed, Former Mayor, City of San Jose
  • Johnny Khamis, Councilmember, City of San Jose District 10

Individuals (2)

  • Terry Calderone, Retired Captain, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office
  • Joe Lopez, Retired Sergeant,SCC Sheriff’s Office; Former Commissioner SCC Civil Grand Jury

Videos (2)

— May 7, 2018 Produced by volunteer member of the Salcido for Sheriff campaign.
— May 7, 2018 Produced by a volunteer member of the Salcido for Sheriff campaign.

A property owner in the Hoffman Via Monte neighborhood, a neighborhood identified as a gang hot-spot by SJPD, shares his experience and why he is endorsing Salcido for Sheriff.

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