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

Preparing for an emergency. The Office of Emergency Services (O.E.S.) simulated a major earthquake event to test the functionality of the Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C.). E.O.C. also worked in conjunction with Commodity Point Of Distribution (C.P.O.D.), Coast side Communications and Sheltering. It was a successful training and O.E.S. would like thank everyone who participated.

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos swears in 11 new employees. 3 Deputies, 6 Correctional Officers, and 2 Criminalists join the ranks of San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. We are thankful to have them on the team! Please join us in congratulating the new team members.

🚇It’s pouring it’s raining ... Transit Police wants to remind Caltrain patrons to use caution when boarding and exiting the train. It’s slippery out there.

TEAM WORK**Multiple San Mateo County Agencies worked together to safely conduct warrant service. For this operation, we had the SWAT Team, Crisis Negotiation Unit, Narcotics Task Force, Probation Department, Communications, Medics, and even the Humane Society were all present to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

UPCOMING EVENT**On Saturday March 25th, one of our Deputies will be gearing up to hit the ice with the Guns and Hoses Hockey team to raise funds and awareness for the treatment of PTSD in First Responders. All donations will go to the scholarship fund at the West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat, one of only two inpatient treatment facilities in the world to specifically treat First Responders, and we're lucky enough it's here in Northern California. For tickets click here: For more information click here:

ADOPT A UNIT: Nine cities around San Mateo County are collaborating on the 50th Anniversary celebrations for visiting soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. This festival includes a parade, festival in the park, gala banquet, memorial observance and more. The city of San Carlos and Millbrae will be active participants in the festivities and have adopted an Infantry Unit and Field Artillery Unit. For more information click here: Want to show your appreciation? To buy a soldier and meal click here:

Members of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office braved the cold waters of Lake Tahoe to help raise money and awareness for Special Olympics! Together they raised just over 11,000 dollars and won best costume for the 3rd year in a row! Interested in helping the athletes of Special Olympics? Click the donor link here:

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITY** Who can resist an adorable dog?! March 23rd is National Puppy Day and the TAILS Program will be featured on ABC7. T.A.I.L.S. stands for Transitioning Animals Into Loving Situations and it is a partnership between PHS/SPCA and the Sheriff’s Office, where shelter dogs with limited adoption potential are given round-the-clock care and attention from minimum-security inmates. During this eight week program, the inmates are given an avenue for developing skills and making their time more meaningful, and the dogs are given a second chance at becoming more adoptable. Outside of class, dogs live with the inmates who reinforce class lessons and are responsible for the dogs’ exercise, socialization, grooming and housetraining. Transformations are remarkable; the inmates’ work is directly responsible for T.A.I.L.S. dogs being placed into new, permanent homes. As T.A.I.L.S. dogs graduate, we feature them on the PHS/SPCA website. If interested in adopting one, please call Maria Eguren 650-340-7022 ext. 306.

AWARD** Deputy Lopez received the Lions Clubs Service Award for his work as the Director of San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Community Alliance to Revitalize Our Neighborhoods (CARON) Program. Deputy Lopez’s efforts and compassion in addressing how the Sheriff’s Office responds to immigration issues has provided the community with a sense of reassurance. Congratulations Deputy Lopez!

NAMI and the CARON Program collaborated to provide mental health awareness for the community of North Fair Oaks. Congratulations to the graduates!

SURVEY**The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the implementation of a new and improved customer satisfaction survey. To ensure we are succeeding and determine how we can improve, we’ve launched this new survey through a variety of channels. Please click the link below to take the survey. You can also visit and click “Customer Satisfaction Survey” or visit one of our kiosks in person at various Sheriff’s Office locations. We value your opinion and look forward to hearing how we can better serve you.

RECOGNITION** Four Deputies were recognized for their dedication to the Community Policing Unit as School Resource Officers. Collaborative they had 19 years of experience working with the youth of San Mateo County in a variety of programs including coaching sports, mentoring, junior police academy, literacy programs, nutrition education, advocacy, teaching life skills and planning for life after high school. We are thankful for their service and influence they had on the future of our community! For more information on those programs check out the Sheriff Activities League page or on Facebook at

Donuts with Deputies** Once a month we meet with some parents at North Fair Oaks Elementary School to answer questions and address any concerns they might have. We appreciate the parent’s questions and taking the time to meet with us!

UPCOMING EVENT*** Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos would like to invite you to an important presentation on: Response to a Violent Intruder Being held Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 Starting at 6pm at the San Carlos Adult Community Center 601 Chestnut Street, San Carlos, Ca. 94070 Registration is FREE! Please click the link below to register and save your spot.

Public Service Announcement: Too many pints can lead to the pits. The pits of San Mateo County jail that is. Please check out this site ( for helpful tips to keep you and those you care about safe this Saint Patrick’s Day.

Whether it is foul weather or sunny outside, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is trained and ready to respond to any situation on the water. San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit was requested to help train Fire Fighters from Oakland, San Francisco, San Rafael, Hayward, and So. San Francisco in water rescue, rescue swimming, and recovery. They learned safety techniques regarding boarding vessels from the water, and maritime terminology, to help bridge communication gap between Fire Fighters, Law Enforcement, and the United States Coast Guard.

The Sheriff's Activities League, San Mateo County Football Club - SAL is in full swing for spring season. Thanks to Deputy Helu for coming to the 09B Academy game this past weekend to cheer them on! The SMC FC provides an affordable competitive soccer program for youth throughout San Mateo County to make soccer available to all regardless of socioeconomic status. #goquakes #copsandkids #makinganimpact #communitypolicing #SheriffCarlosGBolanos

PAST EVENT**Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and other Sheriff’s Office personnel attended the Multicultural Institute Anniversary dinner where we celebrated 11 Year’s of support and encouragement of the North Fair Oaks immigrant population. The Maple Street Correctional Culinary program provided the deserts.

Opening Day at Smith Field in Half Moon Bay for Little League Baseball was a big turn out. The Coast-side Patrol Deputies were there to greet everyone and support the Teams. Good luck to all of the Little League players!

RECOGNITION*** Honoring San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office bagpipers on International Bagpipers day! Sergeant Sheridan and Brian Molver play these beautiful instruments on formal occasions and we are very grateful for their unique talents and the traditions they represent.

🚨Congratulations to newly appointed Redwood City Police Department Police Chief Daniel Mulholland. "The Sheriff's Office looks forward to working closely with Police Chief Mulholland to improve and keep our neighborhoods safe for everyone. " -Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos Please join us in congratulating Police Chief Mulholland!

Please remember not to share any personal information with people on the phone acting as IRS agents. If this happens call the IRS and verify the information. Never give any money over the phone or through gift cards. In this video the fake IRS agents unknowingly contact the police department.

In recognition of International Women’s Day: a message from San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

As we approach tax season the scam phone calls have begun. San Mateo County residents have received phone calls from people claiming to work for the IRS. Please understand that the IRS does not call people on the phone demanding money. They will only contact you by mail. As a reminder, never give out personal information over the phone.