San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: San Mateo County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 400 County Center, Redwood City, 94063 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: (650) 363-4911

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, 94063 CA. The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office phone number is (650) 363-4911.

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office News

“A wave of friendliness has come over San Carlos neighborhoods and we work better when we work together.” -Dr. Harry Wong Dr. Wong, along with other San Carlos community members helped form over 45 new neighborhood watch programs and it’s getting everyone talking. “Everybody is looking after each other and we know the Sheriff’s Office has our back too. It truly is a win win situation for all.” said Dr. Wong. Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos recognized Dr. Wong for his efforts at a San Carlos City Council meeting and presented him with a plaque as a token of our appreciation. We have Community Policing Deputies in all of our cities and towns and if you would like to learn more about the Neighborhood Watch programs contact us at the Community Policing Unit 650-257-3403.

We are proud of those who played and the teamwork they displayed.

Join us live on Thursday (6/28) at noon, for a Q&A session with SF Airport Detective Arguel and get all of your travel and airport security related questions answered. If you can’t tune in at that time, leave your questions below in the comments. We will answer them live and you can view the video on our page later.

Serving the community at St. Anthony’s Dining Room. Every Friday we serve the community of North Fair Oaks because we are part of the community!

What does the NFL and the Sheriff’s Office have in common? S.T.E.M Science 👨🏿‍🔬 Technology👩🏻‍💻 Engineering👷🏽‍♂️ Math👩🏽‍🏫 With the help of Former NFL player and champion Allen Kennedy, we measured the speed of footballs being thrown by the Apricot S.T.E.M. program participants. They learned how radar works and the many different applications for measuring speed and distance.

“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” The Special Olympics athletes 🚴🏽‍♂️🏊🏽‍♂️🤾‍♂️⛹️‍♀️🏋🏿‍♀️were awarded medals at this year’s summer games. We also presented Special Olympics with a check for 💰1.1 million dollars which was raised collectively by numerous Northern California law enforcement agencies. It is always a humbling experience to witness the achievements of each of the participants and certainly fun too! We are proud of every athlete! 🤩👍

Day in the Life of a Motorcycle trainee. Our future motorcycle traffic officers practice how to navigate and control their motorcycles under various conditions. All of this training prepares them for being able to safely and effectively responding to the traffic needs of the community.

The Sheriff's Office was happy to bring over 30 deputies, staff, interns and SAL TLC particpants to help Garfield Community School build a KaBOOM! playground that was sponsored by Pharmacyclics LLC, An AbbVie Company. Our group joined many other volutneers and built this playground in just 5 hours. We cant wait to see the huge smiles on the students' faces when they are welcomed back to school with a new playground, soccer goals, storage bin and other fun stuff! . #copsandcommunities #makeadifference #sheriffsactvitiesleague #SAL #CARON

Interested in a career in law enforcement or want to know more?🧐 Meet our 2018 Sheriff’s Office Summer Interns! This summer, 18 individuals were chosen from a highly competitive group to participate in our 12-week program. The Sheriff’s Office Summer Internship Program allows those who are interested in a career in law enforcement to gain valuable, hands-on experience. Interns are assigned to various units within the Sheriff’s Office including Investigations, Forensic Laboratory, Patrol Bureaus, Corrections Facilities, Civil Enforcement, and Narcotics Task Force. Interested in joining the Sheriff’s Office as an intern next summer? Please visit for more information! Tag someone you think might be interested in this program.🙌

Did you know that car crashes are the #1 killer of children? Did you know that we give FREE child seat installations and advice? Xiomara and Hernan participated in this great program and here’s what they said: “We are happy to have the new car seat installed and all the information about state laws. We are so glad our son is riding safe in the car.” Some of the car seats that we install are donated through a program that collects a portion of the fees when someone gets a seat belt ticket within the county. To book your car seat installation appointment please call: 650-257-3403 ext:5 **Please note that appointments are usually 3-5 weeks out due to the popularity of this program*** Spanish: ¿Sabías que los accidentes automovilísticos son el asesino número 1 de los niños? ¿Sabía que le damos instilaciones y asesoramiento GRATUITO a los niños? Llamar para una cita 650-257-3403 ext:05

Jialing left sometime in the night and his family awoke to the terror and fear of the unknown. All they knew was Jialing was missing and considered to be at risk due to diagnosed mental components. Deputies immediately responded to the area to help find Jialing. He was located shortly after and returned to his family. “They went above and beyond and their efforts to find our loved one will never be forgotten.” -Lin family

Today is the day we celebrate fathers past and present. Your presence, guidance, wisdom and love is very much appreciated. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do. From our family to yours, Happy Father’s Day!

What does it mean to have heart? Or Corazon? Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigrant Services provides assistance to the unaccompanied minors in San Mateo County. These young people have often lived through extremely difficult and challenging life circumstances. Today, multiple local companies and agencies sponsored teams to play in the Futbol con Corazon tournament put on by the Catholic Charities. This soccer tournament provided these individuals with an opportunity to enjoy their favorite sport alongside a community that welcomes them. Through this, we also helped raise vital funds to provide them with the services they require.

It was a fantastic day for the Law Enforcement Torch Run! All of the agencies collectively ran more than 25 miles and together we raised over $70,000 for Special Olympics and their athletes. We also had a very special guest, Mick Klose from South Australia Police and SA Special Olympics joining us for this run. He nearly ran the ENTIRE ROUTE! “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!” Thank you to everyone who helped in any way shape or form, without you all of this would not be possible. Check out our story on Instagram for the play by play or see our twitter account for a different look at our journey.

‪Who’s excited to run for Special Olympics?! WE ARE!! At our start line and ready to receive the Flame of Hope from Menlo Park PD and Atherton PD. Follow us on along our journey on twitter. ‬

❗️Traffic Advisory: you might see a slight increase in traffic delays on northbound El Camino Real from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Today the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Northern California will be passing through San Mateo County. Members from San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office along with other allied Bay Area Law Enforcement agencies will be running with Special Olympics athletes carrying the Special Olympics torch.🏃‍♂️🔥 If you see us out there please be sure to cheer on the runners and feel free to tag us and Special Olympics Northern California in a post! You can also follow us on twitter for a tweet-along of the event. Click here to donate to Special Olympics

***Update below*** We are currently investigating 3 individuals who walked away from Log Cabin Ranch, a minimum security juvenile detention facility in La Honda. They left within the past 8 hours and are believed to be in the area and possibly on foot. 🚨In you live in the area of La Honda please be sure to lock your houses and cars and keep a look out for the following: 18 year old, Hispanic male, wearing a brown sweater and blue sweat pants. 16 year old, Hispanic male, wearing blue sweater and blue sweat pants. 17 year old, Hispanic male, wearing blue sweater and blue sweat pants. All of the above mentioned clothing is issued from the camp, but in the past, other juveniles were able to find clothing from an unlocked house (amongst other items) and changed clothes. 📞Please call 650-363-4911 if you see anyone possibly matching this description. *** Two of the walk aways have been taken in to custody thanks to the diligence of a garbage truck driver and coast side deputies. Trevor Portillo, 17 years old, is still unaccounted for. Last seen wearing a uniform similar to the ones in this photo (minus the vest). If seen please call 911 immediately.

We are grateful so many people want to come work for San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Carlos Bolanos swore in another batch of eager individuals who are ready to join the mission and help San Mateo County. Please join me in congratulating them. Visit our website below to apply and find out for yourself why it’s such a great place to live, work and play.

Undersheriff Trisha Sanchez has had an amazing career over the past 30+ years. She worked a variety of assignments all of which helped her become a well rounded leader. She also is the highest ranking female in the Sheriff’s Office history. She is admired by many and will be missed by all. We hope you have a long and joyous retirement! Please join me in congratulating Undersheriff Trisha Sanchez.

It can be one of the most challenging calls. Fortunately it worked out this time. Recently our partners at Pacifica PD called for assistance with a barricaded man. He was in crisis, armed with a knife, and threatening suicide by cop. We train for these types of delicate events. After about 90 minutes, our deputy was able to talk the man outside. We’re thankful no one was injured. The man was arrested and taken to get help at the Psychiatric Emergency Services without incident.

🎵Over the bridge and through the woods🎶 to Special Olympics they go. These guys rode 65 miles to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics and their athletes. And all they got was this jersey, good memories and maybe a drink at the end.

Safety in the community is the upmost importance to all. The Sheriff’s Office CARON Program (Community Alliance to Revitalize Our Neighborhoods) and the California Highway Patrol handed out and fitted 65 helmets to the participants at the 5th annual North Fair Oaks Bike Rodeo organized by the Siena Center Bulldog Riders. #togetherwiththecommunity

Great partnerships build great communities. The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Community Policing Unit and the CARON Program participated in the Pacific Islander Violence Prevention Summit hosted by Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC). Deputy Palatavake Helu, native from Tonga shared his story about resilience.

These two best friends get to work together everyday. check out what a Day in the Life of K9 Gaston and Deputy Hoffman is like. #bestfriendsday This is our first video for a new segment called Day in the Life and we will be revisiting this topic regularly. Stay tuned for the next video and check out the Q&A live video we did on May 29th.

A shooting occurred last night around 9:20 pm, near the 2700 block of Westmoreland Avenue, in the North Fair Oaks area. We are asking for anyone with possible information to call the anonymous tip line at 1-800-547-2700. Un tiroteo ocurrió anoche alrededor de las 9:20 pm, cerca de la cuadra 2700 de Westmoreland Avenue, en el área de North Fair Oaks. Estamos pidiendo a cualquier persona con información posible que llame a la línea de información anónima: 1-800-547-2700. News release: