San Mateo Police Department

  • Agency: San Mateo Police Department
  • Address: 200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, 94403 CA
  • Chief: Susan E Manheimer (Chief of Police)
Phone: (650) 522-7700
Fax: (650) 522-7711

San Mateo Police Department is located at 200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, 94403 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Susan E Manheimer. The San Mateo Police Department phone number is (650) 522-7700.

San Mateo Police Department News

SKETCH UPDATE- SMPD Investigating an Attempted Abduction of a Teenager. More info

Help SMPD locate a robbery suspect. More at

In response to Mutual Aid for Napa and Sonoma Counties during the North Bay Fires beginning on October 9, 2017, San Mateo PD sent a contingent of officers. Our officers volunteered to meet our commitment of 50 bodies, some volunteering for multiple shifts after seeing the devastation first hand. In total, we had 5-6 officers and a Sergeant a day, working 16 hour shifts for 10 days straight, totaling approximately 800+ hours of service. Many of our officers documented what they saw and experienced while patrolling, holding perimeters, assisting residents, and maintaining order during what could only be described as “Hell on Earth”. The attached video is a compilation of still photos and videos they took. While it shows a lot of destruction, it also shows the resiliency of the human spirit and how the communities, who lost so much, showed their appreciation to First Responders. Our hearts are with Napa and Sonoma Counties as they reclaim their neighborhoods and begin their rebirth. “To become the Phoenix who has risen from the ashes, you must first have ashes...So that you can RISE!” (Video Produced by Samantha Bartholomew and Directed by CSO Jeanine Luna)

On behalf of the East Palo Alto Police Department and the San Mateo/Serra High School community, we are asking for the public's help to locate missing Serra student, Jonathan Bedolla, age 17. Jonathan left Serra High School at 3pm on Thursday, October 26, 2017. He went to work at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto and was last seen leaving work at 5pm. He has not been heard from since. A Missing Person's report has been filed with the East Palo Alto Police Department and we are requesting anyone with information pertaining to Jonathan's whereabouts notify them. You can send an anonymous email to or send a text or voicemail to (650)409-6792. Jonathan does not have any medical issues, is not considered At-Risk, and foul play is not suspected. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide to bring a resolution to this case. We look forward to Jonathan's safe return.

Happy Halloween from the San Mateo Police Department! Trick-or-Treat responsibly.

Halloween is almost here! Rest up tonight, for tomorrow we Trick-or-Treat! Here's a few safety tips to help ensure you have a safe night. 1. Trick-or-treat in groups, along with a trusted adult. 2. Be seen! Carry a flashlight or wear glow sticks to stay visible to drivers and others around you. 3. Carry a cell phone or walkie talkie to stay in touch with your group, especially if you get seperated or in case of an emergency. 4. Only visit well lit houses. Avoid the ones that don't have porch lights on and aren't decorated. 5. Stay on sidewalks or the far edge of the road. Don't walk in the street, and always look both ways before crossing. 6. Before eating candy, make sure an adult has inspected it. If you'll be driving on the roadways while boos and ghouls are out and about, use extreme caution. Especially during the prime Trick-or-Treating hours of 4pm-8pm. Safety is our #1 goal, so we thank you for partnering with us to keep our neighborhoods safe. SMPD will have plenty of officers working tomorrow night, but please be mindful of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to us right away via 9-1-1 or (650)522-7700. Happy Haunting!

Bring your unused or expired pills and patches to SMPD (200 Franklin Parkway) for disposal this Saturday, 10/28/17, from 10-2pm. Our Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a great opportunity to clean our your medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unwanted medication. No questions asked. Please no asthma inhalers, liquids, or needles.

Save the Date for #GivingTuesday, 11/28/17, or you can give now!

Today, Octobert 23rd through October 31st is Red Ribbon Week. This week is dedicated to families talking to their children about the dangers of drug abuse. Did you know that "children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't?" It's open conversations like these, that can help keep our kids drug-free, but only a quarter of teens say they have these conversations with their parents. Take the pledge this week to talk to your children and other children in your lives about the dangers of drugs. Set clear rules about not using drugs. Be a good example yourself by not using illegal drugs or abusing prescription medications. Monitor your child's behavior and enforce appropriate consequences. And, encourage family and friends to follow the same guidlines to keep children safe from substance abuse. For more information on Red Ribbon Week, visit

Article from The Daily Journal

Help San Mateo and Foster City Police Department prevent auto burglaries! Follow the link for more info

Weekend News- SMPD arrests man after unprovoked stabbing of two women. More at

Thank you Joy Lindeman for this yummy Edible Arrangement! On behalf of the men and women of SMPD, we thank you for thinking of us. We are here to Protect with Honor and Serve with Pride, whether in our county or any other. Your kindness is appreciated and I'm sure the troops will love this yummy treat!

Congrats to our new officers, Wong, Haobsh, Brinton, and Bianchi! We celebrated them and our newest CSO Boeswetter, Dispatcher Gaffney, and Dispatch Supv. Gomez today at our New Hire Family Luncheon. Welcome to SMPD!

Looking to donate to the #NorthBayFire victims? Read the attached for donations accepted at our Fire Stations.

Due to the wildfires in the North Bay, we are currently experiencing a Red Level air quality day. What that means is, it's "Unhealthy" to breathe. People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion, with all others reducing their exertion levels. Exposure to the outdoors should also be minimized. Avoid being outside if possible. If indoors, keep doors and windows closed. Do not run fans or AC that bring in outside air. And, consider leaving the area until smoke conditions improve if you are experiencing symptoms of smoke exposure. Contact your health care provider if you experience any of the following: Repeated coughing Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing Wheezing Chest tightness or pain Palpitations Nausea or unusual fatigue Lightheadedness If you or someone you know is experiencing a life threatening emergency, call 9-1-1. For current Air Quality information from the EPA, visit Due to active wildfires and changing wind patterns, air quality could be impacted for many days to come. Air quality may improve at times or get worse very quickly.

**FINAL MESSAGE** False Threats at San Mateo High School- Campus Deemed Safe. For details please follow the link

***UPDATE*** The SMHS campus is clear and deemed safe. Follow up messaging will be out shortly. Thanks

SMPD is investigating another threat scribbled on the wall at SMHS. Officers are on scene conducting a safety check. Update will follow

The City of San Mateo is sponsoring a Family Fun Ride & Bike Rodeo event this Saturday, 10/14/17, from 10a-12p at Meadow Heights School. San Mateo Police personnel will be on-hand to lead the Fun Ride around the following blocks: Parkside Way, Dolores St., Pico Ave., and Ensenada Way, so please use caution when driving in this area as the streets will remain open and there will be numerous families out on bicycles from 10:30-11:15a. To register for this event, visit

Heartbreaking for our officers to see the devastation occuring in Sonoma County. We are proud that we could offer assistance in this time of need. We are all one law enforcement agency when it comes to this type of catastrophe and will always be there for each other, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

SMPD is investigating a “Swatting” call that targeted a business in Downtown San Mateo. More at

SMPD is seeking our communities help in identifying a man who surreptitiously took photos of a woman. More at