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This traffic situation was udderly adorable and we had to butt in.

When we say, “you never know what you’re going to see on patrol” we are not kidding around. 
That was certainly the case for the Coastside patrol team when they escorted 400 GOATS across highway 1.

No matter what we see while out and about, we still think serving the community and helping others in any capacity is the greatest of all time.

Thank you to Todd Seeley (HMB Public Works Superintendent) for helping organize this movement.

Check out the video on our story on Facebook to see when the goats almost trampled the patrol sergeant, it could have been really baaaaaaaad.🐐
Huge thank you to the @hmbreview for coming out to cover the coed Bootcamp we just had. We love the action shots @kyle_merrit_ludowitz 👀Check out their story👇
A few years ago, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office @smcsheriff started offering a free boot camp class a few times a year to prepare people interested in law enforcement for the fitness component of the preapplication process. On a sunny Saturday morning, six people from around the Bay Area arrived at the track at the College of San Mateo. The boot camp curriculum is designed to train women and men on physical elements of the test required to submit an application at the Sheriff’s Office. After participants finish the boot camp, about 1 in 5 will submit an application to work in law enforcement. 📸 @kyle_merrit_ludowitz / @hmbreview
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We are still elated over all of the love and support we saw on National Night Out!🤩🥰💙🙏 One example of that was the NNO event at the Fair Oaks Community Center; SMCSO deputies handed out backpacks filled with school supplies! You can tell by the smiles on their faces how much these backpacks meant to these kids.

Thank you so much to all of the generous donors from the Family Giving Tree who helped make the start of this new school year a successful one for many young scholars. 
To learn more about donating backpacks, click here:
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IS HERE!🤩🥳🎉 We know everything is in full swing for National Night Out and we are certainly having a blast spending time with our neighbors, strengthening our community together and flat out just having fun.

Show us your favorite moments from the night in the comments below or tag @smcsheriff
Let’s pony up to some spur of the moment fun with the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT). It is truly a special experience anytime we get the pleasure of stopping by NCEFT in Woodside. In fact no one could hide their unbridled enthusiasm. 
NCEFT is dedicated to helping children, adults, military Veterans, and first responders with special needs reach beyond their boundaries through equine-assisted therapy education and research. To learn more visit

Thank you to NCEFT for having us over time and time again.
The count down to National Night Out is on and we could not be more excited for the opportunity to connect with all of you!!! We feel incredibly grateful for the many block parties happening throughout the cities, towns and neighborhoods we have the distinct honor of serving. Contact your respective city to find out about block parties happening in your area. 📸We can’t wait to see all the photos! Please be sure to tag @smcsheriff (on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) to share all the fun.😁👍 You can also use #SanMateoCountyNNO
Barbecues + Neighbors = best time ever!

There is no way to truly capture the joy in our hearts and the happiness we feel when we get to hang out with our neighbors during the many community events going on all year long.

To learn more about community barbecues, movie nights, play streets, and other fun events follow the SAL Salamander page on Facebook.

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Correctional Officer Andreiam Jeffrey “AJ” Arqueza.  AJ passed yesterday afternoon in a drowning accident while enjoying days off with friends in the Lake Tahoe area. 
AJ proudly served our country in the US Army and is a veteran of the Iraq war.  AJ worked for the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office before finding his home with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office in 2017. 
Aj is married to his wife Terry of 7 years and together they have two young children (aged 3 & 5). Please keep AJ’s family and friends in your prayers as they work through this difficult time. 
Services are tentatively planned for a viewing on July 24th & 25th and the funeral on Friday, July 26th.  Updated information will be posted here when available.

Donations to the family can be made to the Code 30 Foundation, an IRS 501 (c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization, Tax ID # 46-2834289. 
Donations can be made online- link in bio. 
Donations can be sent via mail to:  San Mateo County Code 30 Foundation, 2421 Broadway Street, Redwood City CA.
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Fireworks are great and amazing to watch, but let’s leave the explosions to the professionals.

As a reminder all fireworks (including safe and sane) are illegal in Redwood City and most parts of San Mateo County.

We hope you have a fun and safe Fourth of July. #july4th #4thofjuly #fourthofjuly #lawenforcement #sheriff #sheriffdeputy #deputy #deputysheriff #community #communitypolicing #weareallinthistogether #sanmateocounty #sanmateocountysheriff #smcsheriff #blueline #thinblueline #bluelinefamily #lawenforcementjobs
Join us for the 2019 Co-Ed Sheriff's Office Boot Camp! We'll help prepare you for the physical test and introduce you to staff who can tell you about the benefits of working with us and how to succeed in the application process. Email to apply!
Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Americans from coast to coast are calling attention to this crisis that takes the lives of 100 people every day and injures hundreds more.

Here is how you can be a part of the solution and surrender any unwanted or unsecured firearms safely;

o Call (650) 363-4911 to arrange to meet a deputy at a Sheriff’s Office station parking lot. Please do not bring any firearms into any Sheriff’s Office stations. 
o If you wish to transport a firearm to a Sheriff’s Office station, it must be unloaded and locked in a secure container.  Transport the locked firearm in the trunk of your vehicle.  Ammunition must be in a separate container in a separate area of the vehicle. 
o If you do not know how to safely unload the firearm or you do not have an appropriate container, please do not attempt to unload it or bring it in.  Call (650) 363-4911 to have a deputy retrieve it from your house or storage unit. 
o You can also  call (650) 363-4911 to have a deputy retrieve any unwanted explosives (ex. fireworks) or any other weapons. 
o Items submitted for disposal cannot be retrieved later. 
Throughout the year, we often get asked how and where someone can turn in a firearm, weapons, ammunition or fireworks. Simply put, you can turn in any of these items to your local law enforcement agency at any time by following these steps.

For more information on how to safely surrender these items click on the services tab on our website.

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A throwback tribute to 1964.

It's not every day you get to see a legend like Ringo Starr. 
Well that was certainly the hope of 800 adoring fans who showed up to San Francisco Airport on June 12th, 1964 to witness one of the Beatles’ artists during his layover while on his way to join his bandmates in Australia.

Ringo Starr may have been used to all the attention in his career, but we can imagine our deputies assisting with the popular event were probably a little shocked and Starr struck.

Photos courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle. Link to the full story in our Facebook page. 
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