Laurie Smith

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Race For Santa Clara County Sheriff Pits 16-Year Incumbent Against Retired Captain Backed By Unions, Guards

The race for Santa Clara County Sheriff in Tuesday’s election has 16-year incumbent Sheriff Laurie Smith up against retired sheriff’s captain Kevin Jensen, who has the backing of unions representing deputies and jail guards.


Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith. (CBS)

Santa Clara Co. Sheriff Enters Immigration Debate, Endorses TRUST Act

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith has entered the immigration debate, taking a stance that departs from other sheriffs around the state.


George Shirakawa

Vegas Training Trip Canceled For Santa Clara County Supervisor’s Bodyguard

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith and her office are defending assigning a deputy to protect the president of the Board of Supervisors, even after canceling that deputy’s planned three-day training course in Las Vegas.


Antolin Garcia-Torres. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

Charges Filed Against Sierra LaMar Murder Suspect

Antolin Garcia-Torres has been formally charged with kidnap and murder in connection with the disappearance of Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar.

CBS San Francisco–05/24/2012

Mineta San Jose International Airport (CBS)

Sheriff’s Deputies, San Jose Police Vie For Turf At Mineta San Jose

The question of whose police officers will patrol Mineta San Jose International has become a political hot-potato in San Jose.