The current style patch was introduced in 1950. Besides differences in loom runs, the style has not changed since it's introduction. The patch is a shield, with a gold border and blue twill background. The word "SHERIFF" is embroidered in gold above the Seal of the State of California (EUREKA). "SANTA CLARA COUNTY" is embroidered below the State Seal. This style patch is only worn by two other agencies in California; the San Joaquin and Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office (their background twill is black, rather than blue however). The patch is worn on a khaki (tan) shirt, with forest green slacks, with a silver 1/2 stripe.