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

From just a sampling of the many strong, independent women here at SMPD (did you know our Chief is also a female?), we’d like to wish every woman a Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Making a difference every day; at home, at work, and out in the world! To all the little girls out there: strive, have drive, and inspire! 🌹

Who's ready to get "Sore" with the Eagles? We've got an opportunity for you to work out with SMPD's finest and the nation's fittest on Friday, March 23, 2018. Join Sgt. Jen Maravillas and the soldiers of the 101st Airborne as they get you boot camp ready! This early morning (7am) drill work out will be held in Central Park. To register, go to For $15, you'll get a cool commemorative t-shirt, snacks/water, and the opportunity to visit with active duty soldiers visiting us from Fort Campbell, Kentucky as part of the weekend's "Operation Eagle Visit-Homecoming 50 Years." The hour long workout will be led by the adopted units and will include the following: *Exercise 1: 50m Sprint *Exercise 2: 10x10 (Pyramid) Push Ups *Exercise 3: 10x10 (Pyramid) Sit Ups *Exercise 4: 25 Burpees *Exercise 5: 200 Air Squats *Exercise 6: 50m Sprint *Recovery Drill/Cool Down For more information on the weekend's events, which also include a parade, festival, and banquet, visit There you can also sponsor meals for the visiting soldiers and see messages from the troops. The City of San Mateo is proud to have adopted the 101st Airborne Division, A Company, 1-327 Infantry 50 years ago (1968)! We look forward to their "homecoming" and hope you'll join us as we celebrate and support them!

The City of San Mateo is celebrating 50 years of support for our adopted sons, the 101st Airborne Division. Operation Eagle Visit will start with a public workout "Sore with the Eagles" in Central Park on Friday, March 23rd, followed by a parade downtown with festival on Saturday, March 24th, and a Celebration Banquet Saturday night. Please visit for further information or to register for any of the events. You can also purchase a meal for a soldier or make a donation as well.

SMPD Arrests Indecent Exposure Suspect On Monday, March 5th, 2018 at around 5:55PM, a 16-year-old female was walking westbound up the roundabout leading to the Monte Diablo Ave and Amphlett Blvd pedestrian overcrossing when she noticed a man masturbating while exposing himself to her. Once the victim arrived home, she contacted SMPD and reported the incident. SMPD officers immediately responded to the area and searched for the suspect. Officers located a man, identified as 35-year-old Cristian Morales, matching the description within the vicinity. Morales is known to our officers as he has an arrest history similar in nature and is a 290 registrant. Morales was identified as the suspect that exposed himself. Morales was transported to San Mateo County Jail for Indecent Exposure (314 PC) and Annoy or Molest a Child Under 18 with a prior conviction (647.7(c)(1) PC). If you have any further information about this incident or the suspect, please contact us at 650-522-7700. Media inquiries can be forwarded to Sgt. Amanda Von Glahn

SMPD new hire Officer Haobsh gets a tour of our city facilities. Safety first!

SMPD Officers Arrest Man and Woman Connected to Commercial Burglary On Thursday, March 1st, 2018, at about 8:30 pm San Mateo Police Officers responded to an in-progress burglary at a business complex located at 1810 Gateway Drive. A business owner told SMPD dispatch he saw an unknown man inside of his business on his security camera after receiving an alarm notification. Officers quickly established a perimeter around the business and located a parked car in the parking lot that was occupied by a man seated in the driver’s seat and woman as a passenger. As our officers attempted to contact the two, the man immediately sped off, but collided into a raised parking median a short distance away which disabled the car. The man quickly exited the car and fled on foot through the parking lot, across Highway 92 and to the rear of the Bridgepointe Shopping Center. Officers detained the woman who remained with the car. SMPD Officers and with the assistance of K-9 Zigi located and arrested the man who was found hiding in a dumpster. The man was identified as 36-year-old Kethen Hubbard. The female was identified 34-year-old Kayla Mitchell. Inside the suspect’s car, officers located stolen property from the business complex and burglary tools. Hubbard and Mitchell were consequently booked into san Mateo county Jail. ARRESTED: Kethen Hubbard San Francisco resident Charges: Commercial Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, Resisting an Officer, Parole Violation, and Conspiracy Kayla Mitchell San Francisco resident Charges: Commercial Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, Resisting an Officer, and Conspiracy.

SMPD Seeks Witnesses to a Hit and Run that Left a Man Injured On Thursday, March 1, 2018, at about 8:30pm a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of 5th Ave and Humboldt St. At the time of the collision it was a heavy downpour and visibility was limited. The pedestrian was struck while walking in the marked crosswalk. A witness described the vehicle as a blue 2000's Mercedes Benz SUV that left the area eastbound on 4th Ave. Officers searched the area for the Mercedes, but it was not located. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for moderate injuries. If you were a witness to this collision, or have any additional information, please contact Traffic Officer Becker 650-522-7700 or call the SMPD Secret Witness Line at (650)522-7676. Anonymous online tips in this or any San Mateo Police Department investigation can be done at: Media inquiries can be emailed to

Looking to be a police officer one day, but want to get your feet wet first? We are currently looking for people interested in becoming a (non-sworn) Community Service Officer (CSO) with the San Mateo Police Department. This position is a Patrol position, with the ability to apply for several specialty CSO positions within the police department down the line. We are looking for entry level and/or those with experience. Patrol CSO's deal mostly with taking non-suspect, non-emergency calls for service/police reports, and evidence collection. However, there are a whole host of additional duties associated with this position (refer to photo). You will work closely with and be supervised by sworn staff. We are looking for motivated, detail oriented, self-starters, who can work in the fast paced world of law enforcement. CSO's are members of the Police Officers' Association. If you are interested, apply at CalOpps today, For further information or questions, please contact Recruitment Sergeant Al Baccei at (650)522-7629.

Our Police Activities League is doing great things! They've started a Parenting Series that is definetely worth checking out. To register for this FREE event about "Parenting in the Digital Age" (held at the police department) on March 7, 2018, visit

**FINAL UPDATE** Traffic Alert Peninsula Av between Airport & Bayshore is now CLEAR. For motorist and bicyclist be cautious, the roadway at southbound Airport to westbound Peninsula is slick due to clean up materials that appears like sand and remains on the roadway. Signs are posted. Thank you for the patience.

Tickets still available for the SMPOA Crab Feed & Casino Night on Friday, March 16, 2018. Contact Jeanine Luna at or (650)522-7722 for tickets. Tickets are $75ea. or $700/table of (10).

We are still clearing the traffic collision at Peninsula Av between Airport and Bayshore. Continue to expect traffic delays. Anyone looking to take US Highway 101 northbound from the north end of San Mateo please use 3rd Av and Broadway on ramps.

Tuesday February 27th, 2018 :: 06:36 a.m. PST **TRAFFIC ALERT** Please avoid the area of Peninsula between Airport and Bayshore due to a overturned big rig truck. The area will be closed for several hours. Expect traffic delays in the area, includint northbound US Highway 101. Notification will be made once the area is cleared. Thank you.

The men and women of SMPD applaud Chief Manheimer, who was recognized by the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce last night. She was awarded the Frances Bohannon Nelson Legacy Award. Chief Manheimer humbly accepted the award, as did invaluable members of the “Chief’s Cabinet” of our Police Activities League-John Adams and Phill Raiser. Chief Manheimer stated that the recognition is really based on the dedicated work done each and every day by our police staff who embody our slogan “Protect with Honor and Serve with Pride.” Our dedicated policing strives to enhance our quality of life for all who live, work, and play in San Mateo every day! Congratulations Chief!

S.T.E.P Operations Planned Tomorrow San Mateo, CA – Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, San Mateo Police Traffic Officers join forces with approximately twenty officers from our allied law enforcement agencies throughout San Mateo County for the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.). The STEP program is a collaborative effort between our County law enforcement agencies to increase traffic safety and awareness in known hot spots throughout San Mateo County. The STEP program provides a force multiplier to our agencies to concentrate on areas of traffic safety concern in each of the participating agencies. Tomorrow’s deployment will focus on San Mateo and Foster City from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. San Mateo and Foster City residents may notice that there are police officers from other police agencies in San Mateo County enforcing vehicle code violations in our city. The San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association formed the STEP program to collectively focus on reducing the number of injuries and traffic accidents throughout San Mateo County. This is the second deployment in a number of planned multi-agency saturation deployments scheduled to be performed throughout San Mateo County in 2018. “We are excited to be partnering with our allied law enforcement agencies in this collaborative endeavor to mitigate traffic hot spots and impacts to our community thereby improving safety on our roadways, for vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles.” said San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer Agencies Participating in San Mateo County S.T.E.P: Atherton PD, Belmont PD, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol, Colma PD, Brisbane PD, Burlingame PD, Daly City PD, East Palo Alto PD, Foster City PD, Hillsborough PD, Menlo Park PD, Pacifica PD, Redwood City PD, San Bruno PD, San Mateo PD, South San Francisco PD, and City of San Mateo County Public Communications. SAFETY TIPS The following safety tips can save lives and prevent traffic collisions in the city and county of San Mateo: Drivers can: - Look out for pedestrians, especially in hard-to-see conditions such as at night or in bad weather. - Slow down and be prepared to stop when turning or entering a crosswalk where pedestrians are likely to be. - Be cautious when backing up – pedestrians, especially young children, can move across your path. Pedestrians can: - Be predictable. Follow the rules of the road, cross at crosswalks or intersections, and obey signs and signals. - Walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible if there is no sidewalk. - Pay attention to the traffic moving around you. This is not the time to be texting or talking on a cell phone. - Make eye contact with drivers as they approach. Never assume a driver sees you.

Today we’d like to wish 9-1-1 a very happy birthday! It turns 50 years old today. The 1st 9-1-1 call was made from a rotary phone in Alabama. To celebrate, we honor our 9-1-1 Dispatchers! Did you know that our Dispatchers not only answer calls for service in San Mateo, but also for Brisbane PD? Talk about talented! “What does it mean to be an unsung hero? Who are the heroes you don’t see? More importantly there are heroes that truly don’t get the recognition they deserve. When you think of a police officer or fire fighter that responds to a difficult call, there are people who aren’t “on scene” that are also affected. Whether it’s a collision with injuries, a violent assault victim, children hurt or even not breathing: think about the people who have to answer that frantic call for help. I’m talking about the 9-1-1 dispatchers. They are the unsung heroes! They answer the difficult calls for help. They hear the victim’s voices, the haunting cries for help. They are emotionally affected as well and they don’t get the credit they deserve. Their job is difficult and they too are on the front lines everyday managing the emergency responses for the city. Our dispatchers are consummate professionals. They juggle so many tasks at one time. Phones, computers, dispatch radio with all the distractions at once. They take care of their officers, they do their absolute best to keep us safe. They watch over us. They protect us. They are under appreciated, and I felt the need to point out, that they too are heroes. To all the dispatchers over the years, thank you so much for all you do each and every day.” Written by & photo credit: Officer Randy Bickel, who will be retiring from our police department any day now!

Lets keep our kids safe out there! Here's a quick refresher about stopping for schoolbuses guys and gals! If a schoolbus is equipped with a stop sign signal arm and flashing red lights, you are required to stop completely and remain stopped until the arm and lights turn off. Here's the abbreviated language per 22454CVC: The driver of any vehicle upon meeting or overtaking from either direction, any schoolbus equipped with signs required by this section that is stopped for the purpose of loading or unloading schoolchildren and displays a flashing red light signal and stop signal arm, shall stop immediately before passing the bus and shall not proceed past the bus until the flashing red light signal and stop signal arm cease operation. So, a good rule of thumb is to treat these signs as a red light vs. a stop sign, and proceed only once they turn off!

Happy Valentines Day from the Men & Women of the San Mateo Police Department! May your day be filled with love and respect for one another today and every day!

Join us in welcoming our 3 new officers, Chen, Valencia and Froomin. All 3 graduated from the Police Academy this morning. Both Valencia and Froomin worked for the department in other capacities prior to becoming officers. We are proud that we can say they are home grown. We are positive all 3 will “Protect with Honor and Serve with Pride”.

SMPD Chief Manheimer deliveries a powerful keynote speech for our police officer graduates at the Alameda County Sheriff Academy. Congratulations Officers Froomin, Valencia, and Chen.