This door seal was the first used by the Department. It was used from 1953 until 1959. No known insignia was used on Department vehicles prior to that date. The seal is a yellow, seven point star, with the words "SHERIFF" and "SANTA CLARA COUNTY" in the center. The design was very basic, as was the norm during that period. The patrol cars were black, with white doors. This door seal appears on the Department's 1959 Ford patrol car, utilized by the DARE program.