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Neighborhood Watch Program
We have one of the most active Neighborhood Watch programs in the County!
Neighorhood Watch SignNeighborhood Watch Block Captains are kept constantly updated on crime trends and safety information through Community Alerts, and are responsible for insuring their neighbors are receiving the information as well.

Block captains also organize neighborhood meetings or discussions to talk about neighborhood safety issues. 

Board of Directors made up of concerned residents oversees the program with support from the Neighborhood Policing Unit.

SMPD's Patrol Lieutenants are assigned Policing Areas within the City, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues.

Start a Neighborhood Watch on Your Block
Start a program on your block!Get familiar with your neighbors and help keep your block safe as a team!

The Neighborhood Watch program is total resident participation and involvement in a police community cooperative battle against burglaries or other neighborhood crimes. Its primary purpose is personal and property protection for you and your neighbors.

As an extension of the eyes and ears for your police department, your involvement will directly affect the crime rate in your neighborhood.

SMPD Block Captain Introduction Letter

If you have any questions about Neighborhood Watch in San Mateo please contact our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Officer John Rink Sr. at or 650-522-7744.

Policing Areas
SMPD's Patrol Lieutenants are assigned Policing Areas within the City, and are points-of-contact for neighborhood issues. View Policing Areas Map
Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
West of US101 from about
5th Ave. North to Burlingame
West of US101 from
Central Park South to Belmont
East of US101 from
Coyote Point to Foster City
Lt. Ryan Monaghan Lt. Art Sanchez  Lt. Dave Norris
Lt. Ryan Monaghan
650-522-7683
Includes N. Central & Central SM
Lt. Art Sanchez
650-522-7686
Includes Baywood & The Village
Lt. Dave Norris
650-522-7681
Downtown SM & Central Park
Neighborhood Watch Informational Materials and Resources


Neighborhood Watch Website Links


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