Law Enforcement

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Latest Update - June 15, 2020:

In light of recent events surrounding the tragic death of George Floyd and several other incidents around the country and locally, San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos has asked us to share with the community important information regarding the Sheriff’s Office’s Use of Force and Crisis Intervention/Response policies, training, and procedures, and his response to “8 can’t wait.” 

Please click here to read the Sheriff’s update.


Since mid-2011, law enforcement services have been provided to the community of Half Moon Bay through a contract with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Services range from patrol, dispatch response to emergency calls, investigations, and community policing, to coordinating emergency preparedness efforts, enforcing traffic laws, coordinating the annual Youth Summit, and managing the Sheriff’s Activity League on the Coastside. 

The Sheriff’s Office also partners with the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC), a nonprofit organization providing localized mediation, facilitation, partnerships, training, and collaboration around neighborhood issues. Another crucial partner is Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA), which helps those affected by domestic violence, with counseling, emergency housing, legal assistance, and more.

Visit the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office website for more information about the variety of services provided to all in San Mateo County, including crime data, County Jail inmate services, online crime reporting, narcotics task force, and more.

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The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to the preservation of public safety by providing innovative and progressive service in partnership with the Half Moon Bay community.

Here are some links to some of the useful services and documents offered by the Sheriff’s Office: