Meet the Chief

Chief Ed Barberini brings 25 years of law enforcement experience, including having spent the last 5 years as chief of the San Bruno Police Department and 2 years as chief of police for the Millbrae Police Bureau. He spent over two decades with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office garnering experience in a variety of disciplines including administration, transportation, corrections, field operations, court security and working on the bomb squad. He also served as director of the county’s Office of Emergency Services and Homeland Security.

“San Mateo is fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group of people working to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and visit the city. I am extremely excited to join this team and help carry on the excellent work being done not only within the police department, but throughout the city. I could not be more grateful for the tremendous opportunity to work with the entire community to ensure the City of San Mateo continues to be the very special place it is.” – Chief Ed Barberini

A lifelong resident of San Mateo County, Chief Barberini lives in neighboring Belmont with his wife Jackie. He earned a Master of Public Administration from California State University, East Bay; a Master of Arts in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from San Francisco State University. Chief Barberini completed the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College, Harvard University’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government program, and the Local Governance Institute at Stanford University. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, and was last year’s president of the San Mateo County Police Chiefs and Sheriff Association.