Buena Vista, CA

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Buena Vista is city of less than 1,800 residents located in the San Jose area of Santa Clara County, California.  Police have conducted at least on reverse sting in the city, in 2008.  The web-based operation resulted in three arrests, and the photos and names of the arrestees were publicized.  News reports said that those were the first prostitution arrests in the city in over 20 years.

Key Partners

  • Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office

Key Sources

  • WDBJ7.com, March 7, 2008.  First prostitution arrest in Buena Vista in decades.  
State California
Type City
Population 1766
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