EXPERIENCE THAT COUNTS
Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos
Putting his experience to work
Having the privilege to serve as your elected Sheriff is a great honor. Since taking office in 2016, I have remained committed to my priorities of public safety; building strong relationships with the communities we serve; and implementing progressive inmate programs to reduce recidivism.
We made great strides in our efforts to keep up with modern technology in law enforcement and stay ahead of crime. Among our accomplishments were the implementation of a body-worn camera and in-car camera program; the expansion of our Intelligence-led Policing efforts; the installation of AEDs in all patrol vehicles; and an enhanced CIT training program. All of these things further our ability to keep our communities safe while providing modern, transparent, and accountable law enforcement services.
Carlos is dedicated to helping others by giving back and continuously seeking ways to improve our community. He has committed his 40 year career to public service and making a difference in the lives of others.
As Redwood City Police Chief, he started the PAL program as a way to engage kids in sports to keep them out of trouble. Today, PAL provides the Redwood City community with over 20 different cultural activities and programs. As San Mateo County Sheriff, Carlos continues to focus on our youth and has greatly expanded the Sheriff's Activities League (SAL) which serves over 11,000 youth per year.
Carlos currently serves as Membership Chair of the Redwood City Rotary Club, Chair of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Advisory Board, Board Member of Starvista and the San Mateo County History Museum, and a member of the Redwood City Elks Lodge.
San Mateo County Sheriff
In 2016 Carlos was appointed Sheriff by the Board of Supervisors, and in 2018, he was elected Sheriff. As Sheriff, Carlos has remained committed to his priorities and has continuously supported innovative efforts to increase public safety. He believes in keeping our communities safe while providing modern, transparent, and accountable law enforcement services.