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Don't flush old or unused medications
Protect the environment, prevent overdoses and errors, and keep drugs away from children! The San Mateo Police Department offers a confidential drop-off container for old and used medications.  See Locations Near You
Getting Rid of Your Used Medication
Going on vacation?
If your house will be left vacant, our Cadet Unit will occasionally drive by your residence and keep an eye on it.  Complete the "Vacation House Check Request Form" and return to the police department.  Enjoy your vacation!
Vacation House Check
New to San Mateo?
Moving to a new city can be daunting if you don't know who to contact in order to set up the basic services you need.  We've compiled a list of useful phone numbers and companies you'll need to contact to set up telephone service, garbage pick up, cable television service and more.
New to San Mateo?
The Pocket Guide to Emergency Preparedness
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The Pocket Guide to Emergency Preparedness provides instructions on where to go, who to call and where to listen for information and help in San Mateo County. You’ll also find tips on preparing for emergencies and staying safe when they occur. It’s small enough to fit in a purse or wallet, so you’ll have it when you need it most.
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