Burlingame Police Department

  • Agency: Burlingame Police Department
  • Address: 1111 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, 94010 CA
  • Chief: Edward A Wood (Interim Chief of Police)
Phone: 650-777-4100
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Burlingame Police Department is located at 1111 Trousdale Drive, Burlingame, 94010 CA. The Interim Chief of Police of the department is Edward A Wood. The Burlingame Police Department phone number is 650-777-4100.

Burlingame Police Department News

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, between the hours of 8:00 am and 1:00 pm, the Burlingame Neighborhood Network along with the City of Burlingame Police Department and the Central County Fire Department will be conducting an Emergency Preparedness Drill throughout the community. Residents may be seen gathering and walking throughout neighborhoods simulating neighborhood response efforts for an earthquake.

"TEXT TO 9-1-1" Announcing all agencies in San Mateo County now accepting Text to 9-1-1 You can now text to 9-1-1 in an emergency. While we always want you to call 9-1-1, in those instances when you’re unable to call, you can send a text to the 9-1-1 center. This new service allows people who are unable to speak to reach 9-1-1 and request emergency services. This might include those who are deaf or hard of hearing, unable to speak or in a situation where it’s unsafe to speak. To text to 911, enter the numbers “911” in the “To” or “Recipient” field. The text should be short, include the location of the emergency, and ask for police, fire or ambulance. Answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call-taker. The location information accompanying a Text-to-9-1-1 call is not equal to wireless voice call location technology. Watch our short video for a demonstration https://youtu.be/KSIqzoso_gg

School Resource Officer Heather Rumbaugh at Hoover School for National Bike and Walk to School Day.

Wet weather is expected this week - take extra precaution while driving in the rain. Rain is blamed for thousands of accidents each year. Many accidents can be prevented by reducing speed and taking extra caution while driving. Wet weather driving tips: - Don't text or read email while driving. - Slow down, this increases your traction, since more of your tire will touch the pavement. - Turn your headlights on, it is the law in California, when using your windshield wipers in rain, mist, snow or fog. - Allow more travel time. - Brake earlier. - Don’t use cruise control. - Watch out for pedestrians. - If it’s raining so hard that you can’t see the road in front of you, pull over and wait it out. - Keep a safe distance to the vehicles in front of you. - Defog your windows. - Stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance. - Make sure your tires have good traction and the pressure is checked. - Check your headlights, taillights, brake lights and signal lights to make sure they are all working. - Make sure your wipers are in good condition and functioning properly. - Keep an emergency kit in your car. Drive Safe!

Free Program Explains How to Save Energy, Water and Money Five experts will describe numerous ways to save money and make your home more energy and water efficient at a program on Wednesday, October 3, presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. Called “Save Energy, Water and Money,” the program will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Admission is free, refreshments will be provided and all those attending will be invited to take home complimentary energy- and water-saving devices. Andrea Pappajohn, Sustainability and Climate Management Fellow for the City of Burlingame, will moderate the program, which features: Rachael Londer of San Mateo County’s Office of Sustainability, who will describe local energy-saving programs, including Home Upgrade, which helps homeowners receive rebates for energy-efficient upgrades. She’ll also share a library toolkit for saving energy and water. TJ Carter of Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the county community choice energy program, who will describe how PCE’s local ownership helps residents and businesses save money and invest in clean, renewable energy projects. Christina Armor of SunShares, a residential solar group purchase program (bulk buy) that makes installing solar on your home simple and affordable. James Tuleya of HomeIntel, a no-cost program that customizes a plan for homeowners and renters to reduce energy waste and coaches them to average energy use savings of more than 10 percent. Attendees are encouraged to bring their PG&E bill or account number for an instant analysis. The first 25 attendees who register for the program by the end of the day will receive a free smart power strip worth $30. Jennifer Lee of the City of Burlingame, who will describe rebates and discounts that the city offers to homeowners and tenants who install appliances or plumbing devices that save water or energy. The speakers will answer questions and be available for individual consultations after their presentations. CEC’s mission is to champion a more environmentally and economically sustainable community. For more information, visit cecburlingame.org or email info@cecburlingame.org.

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week! The Central County Fire Department child passenger safety technicians work with parents and caregivers to ensure the safety of their children. The technicians take the time to go over all aspects of verifying your car seat is properly installed and other safety tips. To schedule a car seat inspection for the residents of Hillsborough, Millbrae, and Burlingame, please call (650) 558-7600.

Community Event: Free Program Explains How to Save Energy, Water and Money Five experts will describe numerous ways to save money and make your home more energy and water efficient at a program on Wednesday, October 3, presented by the Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame. Called “Save Energy, Water and Money,” the program will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lane Room at the Burlingame Public Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame. Admission is free, refreshments will be provided and all those attending will be invited to take home complimentary energy- and water-saving devices. Andrea Pappajohn, Sustainability and Climate Management Fellow for the City of Burlingame, will moderate the program, which features: • Rachael Londer of San Mateo County’s Office of Sustainability, who will describe local energy-saving programs, including Home Upgrade, which helps homeowners receive rebates for energy-efficient upgrades. She’ll also share a library toolkit for saving energy and water. • TJ Carter of Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the county community choice energy program, who will describe how PCE’s local ownership helps residents and businesses save money and invest in clean, renewable energy projects. • Christina Armor of SunShares, a residential solar group purchase program (bulk buy) that makes installing solar on your home simple and affordable. • James Tuleya of HomeIntel, a no-cost program that customizes a plan for homeowners and renters to reduce energy waste and coaches them to average energy use savings of more than 10 percent. Attendees are encouraged to bring their PG&E bill or account number for an instant analysis. The first 25 attendees who register for the program by the end of the day will receive a free smart power strip worth $30. • Jennifer Lee of the City of Burlingame, who will describe rebates and discounts that the city offers to homeowners and tenants who install appliances or plumbing devices that save water or energy. The speakers will answer questions and be available for individual consultations after their presentations. CEC’s mission is to champion a more environmentally and economically sustainable community. For more information, visit cecburlingame.org or email info@cecburlingame.org.

Burlingame Residents Invited to Join 2018 Citywide Emergency Drill The Burlingame Neighborhood Network invites all Burlingame residents to participate in the city’s sixth annual Citywide Emergency Drill on Saturday, October 13, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The drill teaches residents how to work with their neighbors following a major emergency, when fire and police warn that all residents need to be prepared to be on their own for 72 hours or longer. Participation may also help them qualify for a free cache of emergency supplies for their neighborhood. Burlingame residents who wish to participate should send their name and street address by September 25 to info@burlingamenetwork.org to learn if a drill is scheduled for their block, or to indicate interest in leading a group on their street. Individuals in neighborhoods without groups will be assigned to other groups. More than 330 Burlingame residents participated in last year’s drill. The Burlingame City Council recently funded 20 caches filled with emergency supplies, valued at $550 each, that will be distributed to neighborhoods that have a track record of engagement and have participated in emergency preparedness activities, including Citywide Emergency Drills. This exercise is organized by the Burlingame Neighborhood Network (BNN) and is supported by the Central County Fire Department, the Burlingame Police Department, Burlingame CERTs and local HAM radio operators. It will take place on multiple blocks throughout Burlingame. There is no charge to participate, and all materials needed are supplied by BNN. Burlingame residents who wish to participate should send their street address by September 25 to info@burlingamenetwork.org. For more information, visit BurlingameNetwork.org.

09/06/18: Traffic Alert California Dr. At Lorton Ave. A portion of the new California Drive Roundabout in Burlingame will be open this weekend and possibly as early as Thursday afternoon. Reduce speed and exercise caution when traveling southbound on California Drive at Lorton Avenue and Bellevue Avenue. Travel slowly with special attention to construction signs and traffic markings.

Today is the Burlingame School District's first day of school. Please drive safe!

We are enjoying this beautiful day downtown for #BurlingameontheAvenue!

Bidding Opens for Burlingame Library Foundation’s Online Auction A whale watching trip on Monterey Bay, an in-home wine tasting party with a wine connoisseur, a Facebook tour with lunch, and accommodations and show tickets to Harvey’s Lake Tahoe are among the goodies up for grabs through September 2 on Burlingame Library Foundation online auction site. All proceeds will provide programs and augment services at Burlingame’s two public libraries. The auction features more than 200 items donated by local residents, businesses, restaurants, resorts, entertainment companies, museums and much more. They include: • Ride to school with motorcycle escort by the Burlingame Police Department • Two Club Level Giants tickets • Two nights at Costanoa • Private tour of Filoli Gardens for four and lunch with Burlingame Vice Mayor Donna Colson • Tickets to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival • Bridge party and lunch for eight at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club • A night at the Claremont Club and Spa • Membership in the Commonwealth Club • Theater, symphony and ballet tickets • Gift certificates for more than 20 local restaurants, including Stella Alpina Osteria, Sixto’s, Broadway Prime and Il Fornaio • VIP wine tasting vouchers at 10 wineries • Admission to a dozen museums, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art • Merchandise gift certificates and passes that include sailing, a trampoline park, skiing, tennis, ice skating, kayaking, coder coaching, video games, whale watching on Monterey Bay and much more To see all the offerings and register bids, go to https://www.biddingforgood.com/BA2015/2018 and set up a free account. The auction will end at 6 p.m. on September 2. Winning bidders will be notified via email. The auction is associated with the Library Foundation’s annual Book & Author Luncheon, which will take place on September 8 at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club in San Mateo. This signature event of the foundation features boutique vendors, a choice of lunch entrees and three local authors discussing their new books. There are still a few tickets for sale at burlingamelibraryfoundation.org. Proceeds from the luncheon and the auction will fulfill the Library Foundation’s mission of supporting Burlingame Public Libraries with collection enhancement, new technology, free programs for all ages, and improvement and preservation of historic buildings and interiors. For more information, visit BurlingameLibraryFoundation.org or email info@burlingamelibraryfoundation.org.

Today is Burlingame High School's first day of the school year! Please drive safe!

San Mateo County STEP Traffic Operation Planned Tomorrow In Burlingame On August 15th 2018, thirteen traffic officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout San Mateo County will be participating in the San Mateo County Saturation Traffic Enforcement Program (S.T.E.P.). The STEP program is a collaborative effort to increase traffic safety and awareness in known trouble spots throughout San Mateo County. Tomorrow’s deployment will occur in Burlingame and Belmont between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. The focus of this education and enforcement campaign is traffic safety. This is the eighth deployment in a number of planned multi-agency saturation deployments scheduled to be performed throughout San Mateo County in 2018. The San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association are working together to collectively focus on reducing the number of injuries and traffic collisions throughout San Mateo County. The San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association have all committed to this important safety initiative. “S.T.E.P. is a collaborative effort on the part of the law enforcement community in San Mateo County to address specific traffic issues and educate the public about traffic safety. Each month, during every S.T.E.P operation, officers conduct selective traffic enforcement at certain locations identified as problematic areas within each host city.” said Burlingame’s Chief of Police Eric Wollman. Burlingame and Belmont residents may notice that there are police officers from throughout San Mateo County enforcing safety violations, in their community.

Our friends at the Midland, Texas Police Department had a little fun when they received a phone call from a fraudster claiming to be from the IRS. Taxpayers should remember their first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail. Additionally, it is important for taxpayers to know that the IRS: • Never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone. • Never insists that taxpayers use a specific payment method to pay tax obligations • Never requests immediate payment over the telephone and will not take enforcement action immediately following a phone conversation. Taxpayers usually receive prior notification of IRS enforcement action involving IRS tax liens or levies.

Corporal Mike Martyn showing off his motorcycle and radar device at the Adventure Camp at the Burlingame Recreation Center today.

School Resource Officer Heather Rumbaugh and other officers at the Adventure Camp at the Burlingame Recreation Center today.

Officer Steve Vega talking to visiting students from Japan about his canine partner "Boss." We had a great time showing "Boss" off to the students at City Hall today.

The Burlingame Police Department is warning the public about a missed jury telephone scam. The female scammer will make an unsolicited telephone call claiming to be a member of the Burlingame Police Department. The suspect has manipulated the Caller ID to show 650-777-4100, which is the main telephone number for the Burlingame Police Department The scammer requested the Burlingame resident to pay money for missing jury duty. If payment is not made, the scammer threatens the resident will be arrested by the police. The scammer requested the resident to pay with a prepaid or gift card. The Burlingame Police Department will never call you and demand payment missing jury duty. If you are ever in doubt, hang up the phone and call the police department.

Officer Steve Vega and his canine partner Boss participated in the 10th anniversary "Cover Your K9" event today at Pet Food Express in Burlingame. This event helps to cover active duty K-9s with safety vests and medical supplies. Visit www.pawk9.org for more information.