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
  1. 2022 Press Releases
  2. 2021 Press Releases
  3. 2020 Press Releases
  4. 2019 Press Releases

2022 Press Releases

  1. SMPD Detectives Arrest Man for Scamming Elderly Residents out of Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Fake Home Maintenance Repairs 07.14.22
  2. San Mateo Police Can Now Livestream 9-1-1 Calls to Officers for Better Response 07.13.22
  3. San Mateo Police Holding DUI Checkpoint 07.07.22
  4. Stay Safe this Fourth of July Weekend 07.01.22
  5. Concerned Community Member Leads to Arrest of Armed Felon 06.23.22
  6. SMPD Begins Fireworks Season With A Bust 06.15.22
  7. Elusive Felon Arrested for Possible Third Strike on 2.5 million dollar Arrest Warrant 06.01.22
  8. SMPD Arrests Bus Stop Homicide Suspect 05.23.22
  9. SMPD Launches Homicide Investigation 05.14.22
  10. Couple Arrested on Drug and Property Charges after Foot Pursuit 04.28.22
  11. SMPD Makes Arrest for 2020 Homicide and Attempted Homicide with Assistance from Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies 04.18.22
  12. Ride Share Passenger Arrested After Reavling Ride 04.15.22
  13. SMPD Receives U.S. Secret Service Forensic Partner Award 3.21.22
  14. Proactive SMPD Officer Stops Catalytic Converter Theft 03.15.22
  15. SMPD Press Release OTS 3.14.22
  16. Carjacking Suspect At Large 03.11.22
  17. Watchful Citizens Help Foil Auto Burglary 03.01.22
  18. Pair of Thieves Arrested After Crashing Vehicle 02.22.22
  19. Detectives Initiate a Death Investigation 02.17.22
  20. Man Arrested After Firing Flare Gun at SMPD Officer 02.16.22
  21. Arrest for Shooting at a Vehicle 02.14.22
  22. SMPD Press Release - 2022 OTS Super Bowl LVI 02.08.22
  23. SMPD Assists Woman in Mental Health Crisis 02.04.22
  24. Car Thief Arrested For Kidnapping 02.03.22
  25. SMPD Detectives Arrest Suspect for Unlawful Sex Acts with a Minor 02.01.22
  26. Wanted Felon in Possession of Loaded Firearm 01.31.22
  27. SMPD Identifies and Arrests Shooting Suspect After Diligent Investigation 01.27.22
  28. SMPD Traffic Stop Results in Arrests, Cash from Drug Sales, Narcotics, and Firearm Seized 1.25.22
  29. SMPD Arrest Four in Connection with Shooting at Mall Parking Lot 01.20.22
  30. SMPD Arrest Suspect for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Caustic Chemical 01.19.22
  31. SMPD Officer Locates Stolen Vehicle While on Routine Patrol 01.17.22
  32. SMPD Arrests 2 for Catalytic Converter Theft 01.13.22