Press Releases

The Community & Media Relations Unit is a central location to obtain information regarding newsworthy events San Mateo Police Department has played a part. The Community & Media Relations Unit assists in gathering information and reporting on news events impacting the city of San Mateo. 

All public record requests must be submitted online through our portal. Public record examples include calls for service, police reports, body worn cameras, etc. 

For all media and community inquiries, please contact the public information officer by phone at (650) 522-7626 or email pdpio@cityofsanmateo.org.
  1. 2020 Press Releases
  2. 2019 Press Releases

2020 Press Releases

  1. Man Disarmed and Surrenders to Police - De-Escalation Techniques Prove Successful 10.27.2020
  2. Real Talk San Mateo Ep 6 10.23.2020
  3. Teen Driver Safety Week 10.20.2020
  4. Mountain Lion Sighting and Safety Tips 10.17.2020
  5. SMPD Real Talk San Mateo - The Latino Community and Policing 10.16.2020
  6. Six Gang Members Arrested in Connection with June Shooting 10.15.2020
  7. OTS Distracted Driving Week 10.06.2020
  8. Arrest for Assault with a Hammer 10.05.2020
  9. Arrest for Lewd Acts w Minor - Seeking Add. Victims 10.01.2020
  10. Real Talk San Mateo Ep 5 09.26.2020
  11. Officer Wades into Lagoon to Rescue Woman in Mental Distress 09.18.2020
  12. Law Enforcement De-Escalation Techniques Prove Successful in Stand-Off 09.11.2020
  13. Officers Save the Life of a Child 09.10.2020
  14. Catalytic Converter Theft Suspects Arrested and Loaded Gun Seized After Pursuit 09.01.2020
  15. City Council Special Meeting on Police Recruitment_Training_and Accountability 08.28.2020
  16. Bike Theft on the Rise 08.25.2020
  17. SMPD Crime Alert - Residential Burglaries 08.24.2020
  18. Emergency Alert Notification Check-Up 08.19.2020
  19. Thank You San Mateo 08.14.2020
  20. Real Talk San Mateo Ep 4 Invitation 08.12.2020
  21. Rape Suspect Arrested 08.11.2020
  22. Sexual Assault Update - Help Locate Suspect 08.07.2020
  23. Suspect Arrested for Stealing from the Elderly in Retail Theft Scheme 08.07.2020
  24. Community Help Needed - Sexual Assault Investigation Underway 08.06.2020
  25. Suspect Arrested After Evading Police in a Stolen Car 08.05.2020
  26. Career Criminal Assaults Officers During Bike Theft Arrest 08.05.2020
  27. SMPD Arrests Violent Robbery Suspect Within Minutes of Crime 08.04.2020
  28. Auto Theft Hot Spot Nets Auto Thief 07.27.2020
  29. Mountain Lion Sighting 07.27.2020
  30. Real Talk San Mateo Ep 3 Invitation 07.09.2020
  31. Mountain Lion Sighting 07.9.2020
  32. Officer Arrests Suspect and Recovers Tools 07.09.2020
  33. 4th of July Celebrations 07.01.2020
  34. Invitation to Virtual Town Hall on June 17 6.12.2020
  35. Stop Sign Enforcement Nets East Bay Murder Suspect 05.27.2020
  36. SMPD Summary of Yesterday's Peaceful Protest 06.04.2020
  37. Message from Chief Barberini_Invitation to Virtual Town Hall on June 2nd 5.30.2020
  38. Crime Alert - Anti-China Hate Speech Graffiti 5.29.2020
  39. Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested for Attempted Murder 05.27.2020
  40. Officer Saves Life Using NARCAN 5.12.2020
  41. Traffic Stop Leads to One Pound of Meth and a Drug Dealer in Handcuffs 05.11.2020
  42. Gang Associates Arrested After Evading Police in a Stolen Car 05.11.2020
  43. Pedestrian Killed in Hit and Run 05.03.2020
  44. Drug Dealer Arrested with Loaded Gun 05.03.2020
  45. Salute to Healthcare Workers 05.01.2020
  46. Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested Several Firearms Seized 04.29.2020
  47. SMPD Arrests Man Burglarizing Nursing Home 04.20.2020
  48. Mountain Lion Sighting 04.20.2020
  49. Domestic Violence Prevention and Community Resources 4.13.2020
  50. San Mateo Police Officers Deliver Easter Joy 4.12.2020
  51. San Mateo Modifies Parking Enforcement Program 4.8.2020
  52. Fatal Shooting Suspects Arrested 03.31.20
  53. Crime Alert - Auto Burglary Prevention 3.25.2020
  54. Suspect arrested in connection with stabbing inside San Mateo tunnel system 3.20.2020
  55. Police Response to COVID-19 3.16.2020
  56. SMPD Arrests Four Auto Burglars and Recovers Property 2.24.2020
  57. Cold Missing Person Case - Sherry Roach 2.20.2020
  58. Parking Enforcement Contract Services 2.17.2020
  59. Crime Alert - Catalytic Converter Thefts 2.13.2020
  60. SMPD Arrests Residential Burglar 2.10.2020
  61. Game Day Fans Dont Let Fans Drive Drunk 1.31.2020
  62. Armed Robberies with Arrests in Fresno Arrests 1.23.2020
  63. Fatal Collision Related to Home Invasion 1.23.2020