CARON is a community based, non-profit organization of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. C.A.R.O.N.’s mission is to promote healthy communities by cultivating the relationship between law enforcement and the community by empowering families with education, knowledge, and resources.
The programs we offer, include: Home Visits, Drug and Gang Workshops, Police Academies, Community Dialogues, Youth Mentorship, Leadership Academy, Educational Field Trips, Neighborhood Watch Programs, and Parenting Classes. Visit C.A.R.O.N. website
The programs we offer, include: Home Visits, Drug and Gang Workshops, Police Academies, Community Dialogues, Youth Mentorship, Leadership Academy, Educational Field Trips, Neighborhood Watch Programs, and Parenting Classes. Visit the D.A.R.E. website
North Fair Oaks Community Festival
Every year the North Fair Oaks Community Festival welcomes the community to enjoy a day of free live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages, children's rides and activities, and a festive parade. The festival proceeds benefit the many youth programs of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and provide scholarships through the Queen of the Festival scholarship program. Youth programs keep our youth safe and occupied during the critical, after-school hours and during the most vulnerable years of their school careers. Visit the N.F.O.C.F. website
The Sheriff’s Activities League (SAL) provides elementary school children opportunities to participate in sports programs and art activities during after school hours and occasional weekend events. Street hockey, basketball, and soccer are the main sports programs, and professional resident artists at Fair Oaks School have conducted art activities in ceramics, Flamenco dancing, printmaking, African drumming, mixed media art, Mexican folkloric dancing, silkscreen design, bookmaking, quilt making, and clock making. Visit the S.A.L. website
School Resources Program
The School Resources Program, designated to follow-up on the D.A.R.E. Program, maintains deputies in local high schools. The deputies continue to provide guidance and counsel students during their difficult teenage years.
The S.T.A.R. Camp is an annual event aimed at reaching out to underprivileged youths throughout our County. Sheriff's personnel and young campers trek to YMCA Camp Loma Mar for a week-long camping trip. This is a once in a lifetime experience for many of the children. This trip provides the children an opportunity to experience the great outdoors and enjoy a brief respite from the stress of inner city life.
The Sheriff's Explorer Program consists of individual posts of the Boy Scouts of America, the Search and Rescue Unit Post 830, and the Law Enforcement Unit Post 810. These young volunteers provide valuable services to the citizens of San Mateo County. The Search and Rescue Unit, for example, assists in rescue operations, such as lost children and adults. The Law Enforcement Unit provides similar support and assists with traffic control and various other duties at community functions.
The T.A.I.L.S. Program is a partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and the Peninsula Humane Society. Dogs with questionable adoption potential live with inmates who are responsible for their training, grooming, exercise and socialization. A volunteer certified trainer with the Peninsula Humane Society, teaches the inmates how to train the dogs in order to increase the adoption potential of these animals. The goal of the program is to ready the dogs for adoption, and teach the inmates responsibility.