Serving our Community

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

“ Welcome to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office website. I am Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and I am proud to provide you with this digital doorway into the Sheriff's Office. This provides you the opportunity to learn about the Sheriff's Office and its programs, and have better access to us so that we may better serve you. ”

- Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos

Mission Statement

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to protecting lives and property and is committed to providing the highest level of professional law enforcement and correctional services. We pledge to promote public trust through fair and impartial policing and will treat all persons with dignity, compassion and respect.

 

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Commitment

We are committed to protecting life and property and preserving the public peace by acting professionally, with integrity, and without prejudice, even in the most challenging circumstances, when no one is watching, and on and off duty. We hold others accountable to the same standards and challenge any inappropriate behavior.

 

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Integrity

We are committed to ethics, equity and excellence. We understand that making a difference in the quality of life is an opportunity that policing and correctional services provides. We provide excellent service by respecting and upholding the rights and freedoms of all people in all our interactions, free from bias or stereotype, seeking to understand and help others by making a difference.

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Compassion

We understand that sometimes we interact with the community during their most trying times. We are committed to treating all people with compassion, empathy, and respect; going the extra mile to ensure others feel safe, supported, included, engaged and valued; standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves; and valuing others’ life experiences.

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Innovation

We promote an environment that encourages continuous improvement and innovation. We strive to be leaders in modern policing, acting on input and feedback from our communities and colleagues; constantly implementing best-practices; and exploring alternative solutions to current issues.

Most Popular Services

Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count all residents in the United States, citizens and noncitizens alike, through a national census. The next national census is in April 2020.

 

Substation Locations:

North Fair Oaks Substation

3121 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 599-9186

Patrol Services

La Honda Substation

8945 La Honda Road,
La Honda, CA 94020

Emergency Call Box

Millbrae Police Bureau

581 Magnolia Avenue,
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 259-2300
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Patrol Services
Report Releases & Requirements
Vehicle Releases & Requirements
Visa / Clearance Letters & Booking
Chronology Requirements
Safe Medicine Disposal Site
Emergency Call Box

Moss Beach Substation

500 California Avenue,
Moss Beach, CA 94038
(650) 573-2801
Monday - Thursday (except holidays)
8:00AM - 6:00PM

Patrol Services
LiveScan Fingerprinting by Appointment Only
Safe Medicine Disposal Site
Emergency Call Box

San Carlos Police Bureau

600 Elm Street,
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 802-4277
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Patrol Services
Report Releases & Requirements
Vehicle Releases & Requirements
Visa / Clearance Letters & Booking
Chronology Requirements
Safe Medicine Disposal Site
Emergency Call Box

Half Moon Bay Substation

537 Kelly Avenue,
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-8288
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:30AM - 5:00PM (Closed 12:00PM -1:00PM)

Patrol Services
Report Releases & Requirements
Vehicle Releases & Requirements
Visa / Clearance Letters & Booking
Chronology Requirements
Safe Medicine Disposal Site
Emergency Call Box

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office - Hall of Justice

400 County Center, 3rd Floor,
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4525
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
7:00AM - 5:45PM

Report Releases & Requirements
Vehicle Releases & Requirements
Visa / Clearance Letters & Booking
Chronology Requirements
Safe Medicine Disposal Site

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

400 County Center, 3rd Floor,
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 599-1536
Monday - Friday (except holidays)
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Events:

Gun Buyback

Get cash for your unused or unwanted guns. No questions asked, we do not run ballistics, and you can remain completely anonymous. Receive up to $100 cash for a hand gun/shotgun/rifle, and up to $200 cash for an assault rifle. San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, Redwood City Police Chief Dan Mulholland, and Belmont Police Chief Tony Psaila are supporting an anonymous gun buyback event at 1000 Skyway Road in San Carlos on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm. Any individual can surrender firearms with no questions asked, and receive up to $100 cash for a hand gun, shotgun or rifle, and up to $200 cash for an assault rifle. San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos stated “We are thankful to have citizens who are dedicated to creating safer communities and we are happy to facilitate anyone who is interested in getting rid of unwanted and unsecured guns in exchange for some money.”     Read more »

Gun Buyback

The San Mateo County Gun Buy Back for 2019 is happening! We are just four short weeks away from you having cash in hand for your unwanted or unsecured guns. Join us on Saturday December 14th from 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM in San Carlos at the end of Skyway Road for the third Gun Buy Back event. -$100 for handguns and rifles -$200 for assault rifles -free gun locks -a raffle -and the 102.9 KBLX crew will be there!! Read more »

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