Sheriff Greg Munks


Sheriff Greg Munks started his law enforcement career 36 years ago as a deputy sheriff with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.  After four years of work in corrections, he transferred to the Palo Alto Police Department where he worked in patrol, investigations and training.  He rose to the rank of Lieutenant and eventually transferred to the Human Resources Department where he was responsible for training and development programs.

In 1993 Sheriff Munks returned to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office as the Undersheriff.  He served in that capacity for over 13 years until he was elected Sheriff in June of 2006.  As Sheriff, he has led the effort to build a new state-of-the-art correctional facility to replace the outdated and overcrowded women’s jail and relieve overcrowding in the men’s jail.  The new jail is part of an overall plan to reform the entire correctional system and reduce recidivism and thereby reduce victimization in the community.

As Sheriff, Munks has come to the aid of three cities in San Mateo County who were suffering from economic hardship and the resultant decrease in public safety by contracting for law enforcement services.  The cities of San Carlos, Half Moon Bay and Millbrae are now relying on the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office for all of their law enforcement needs.  This assistance has helped those cities restore financial stability and has improved public safety in their communities.

Sheriff Munks is the Chair of the Executive Board of the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) and Northern California HIDTA, the Chair of the San Mateo County Vehicle Theft Task Force and serves on numerous community based organization boards.

Sheriff Munks has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Menlo School of Business and an MBA from Golden Gate University in Human Resources Management.