Specialty Positions

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The San Mateo Police Department has a number of special units and details to better serve our community:

  • Canine (K-9)
  • SWAT
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • Tactical Hostage Negotiation
  • Honor Guard
  • Traffic/Motors
  • Police Activities League (PAL)
  • Investigations
  • Crime Reduction Unit
  • School Resource Officers (SRO)
  • Downtown Unit / Bicycle Patrol
  • DEA Regional Task Force Officer
  • Support Services Training Officer
  • Tactical Flight Officer
  • Master Officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • HazMat Instructor
  • Critical Incident Response Team
  • Peer Support Team
  • Vehicle Theft Task Force
  • Gang Investigation Unit
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