About The Sheriff’s Communications Unit


The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Communications Unit is one of ten (10) volunteer units that make up the Sheriff’s Emergency Services Bureau (ESB). The ESB is comprised of over 300 sworn civilians who wish to volunteer there time to the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of San Mateo County. The Communications Unit is comprised of 30 Amateur Radio operators who provide Communications and Logistical support during many different types of operations. Some of these include Disasters, Search & Rescue Events, Community Events (Festivals & Fairs), Trainings and Public Preparedness (Weekly Ham Radio Net & SMC Alert).