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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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San Mateo CountyCandidate for Sheriff

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Carlos G. Bolanos

Appointed Sheriff
81,032 votes (60.41%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety: Keeping San Mateo County Safe from Terrorism and other Threats to Public Safety
  • Fiscal Responsibility: Managing the Sheriff’s Office budget wisely and efficiently
  • Community Programs & Alliance: Promoting Healthy Communities by Empowering Families with Education, Knowledge, and Resources

Experience

Experience

Profession:Sheriff of San Mateo County
Sheriff of San Mateo County, County of San Mateo (2016–current)
Sheriff of San Mateo County, County Board of Supervisors — Appointed position (2016–2018)
Undersheriff of San Mateo County, County of San Mateo (2007–2016)
Undersheriff of San Mateo County, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors — Appointed position (2007–2016)
Chief of Police, City of Redwood City (1995–2007)
Chief of Police, City Council of Redwood City — Appointed position (1995–2007)
Police Captain, City of Salinas (1991–1995)
Police Captain, City of Salinas — Appointed position (1991–1995)
Police Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant, City of Palo Alto (1979–1991)

Education

University of San Francisco Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics (current)
California State University East Bay. Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Public Administration (current)

Community Activities

Board Member, Rotary of Redwood City (2007–current)
Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (2007–current)
Board Member, Star Vista (2007–current)
Board Member, Service League (2007–2015)
Board President, Redwood City Police Activities League (1995–2007)

Biography

My parents emigrated from Nicaragua. I was born and raised in the Bay Area. I have been married to my wonderful wife Kim for 38 years, and we have three amazing children together, Christina, Ashley and Michael. We are excited to welcome our second grandchild this year.

My formal education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from California State University East Bay. I am also a graduate of the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Command College and the Executive Leaders Program at the Center for Homeland Defense and the Security Naval Postgraduate School.I believe that law enforcement has a role in the prevention of crime through the establishment of positive relationships with the community, and through the development of programs for our youth.

I began my law enforcement career in 1979 as a police officer with the Palo Alto Police Department. In my 12 years I worked as a patrol officer, training officer, SWAT Team member, detective, and promoted to the ranks of Agent, Sergeant and Lieutenant.

In 1991, I was appointed as Police Captain with the Salinas Police Department and served there for three years. In 1994 I was appointed as Chief of Police of the Redwood City Police Department.

I served as Redwood City Chief of Police for 12 years, focusing my energies on the community of Redwood City. My main priorities were ensuring that we worked in partnership with the community in the delivery of law enforcement services, providing programs for our youth to help them avoid gangs, drugs and other dangerous behaviors.

In January 2007, I was appointed as the Undersheriff of San Mateo County by Sheriff Greg Munks. As the Undersheriff, I was responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheriff’s Office which included oversight of the Crime Lab, Technology Services and Administration & Finance.

I am proud to have served the residents of San Mateo County for the last 20 years. My 39 years of experience in Law Enforcement along with my formal education, dedication to continuous improvement for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office and commitment to the community makes me the right choice for San Mateo County.

 

On August 2, 2016, I was appointed Sheriff of San Mateo County by the Board of Supervisors. I am extremely proud to be a member of the Sheriff's Office. I care deeply for the organization and the men and women whom I have the privilege to serve with. My current role as Sheriff combined with my previous experience as Undersheriff gives me a clear understanding of the Sheriff's Office and I look forward to continuing my public safety leadership responsibilities as your Sheriff.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
  • Daly City Police Officers' Association

Organizations (6)

  • Menlo Park Police Officers' Association
  • San Mateo Police Officers' Association
  • San Mateo County Organization of Sheriff’s Sergeants
  • San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • San Mateo County Central Labor Council
  • San Francisco Deputy Sheriff's Associations

Elected Officials (3)

  • Senator Jerry Hill
  • Assemblymember Marc Berman
  • Assemblymember Kevin Mullin

Videos (4)

— April 23, 2018 PAID FOR BY CARLOS BOLANOS FOR SHERIFF 2018 FPPC ID# 1380816
Sheriff Bolanos has a proven track record of efficiently managing multi-million dollar budgets as Redwood City Chief of Police, Undersheriff of San Mateo County, and now as our Sheriff. Sheriff Bolanos currently oversees 800 employees and a $270 million-dollar budget. He is managing our fiscal resources in a responsible manner and staying within budget without compromising the high level of law enforcement services provided to the residents of San Mateo County.        
— April 23, 2018 PAID FOR BY CARLOS BOLANOS FOR SHERIFF 2018 FPPC ID# 1380816

 

 

Community Programs & Alliance: Promoting Healthy Communities by Empowering Families with Education, Knowledge, and Resources

Maintaining exceptionally strong Community Programs such as the Sheriff’s Activities League, School Resource Officer Program and the Community Alliance to Revitalize our Neighborhood  (CARON) Program.

— April 23, 2018 PAID FOR BY CARLOS BOLANOS FOR SHERIFF 2018 FPPC ID# 1380816

 

 

Reducing Recidivism: Focusing on Progressive Inmate ProgrammingCopy Of -Transparency: Understanding the Importance of Accountability in Law Enforcement

  • Ensuring that we continue to prepare our incarcerated population with the tools to successfully return to our communities through progressive inmate programs. The Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the following organizations to achieve this goal:

    • The Service League

    • Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC)

    • Five Keys Schools and Programs

    • Stanford University

    • The Peninsula Humane Society

    • JobTrain

— April 23, 2018 PAID FOR BY CARLOS BOLANOS FOR SHERIFF 2018 FPPC ID# 1380816

I began my law enforcement career in 1979 as a police officer with the Palo Alto Police Department. In my 12 years I worked as a patrol officer, training officer, SWAT Team member, detective, and promoted to the ranks of Agent, Sergeant and Lieutenant.

In 1991, I was appointed as Police Captain with the Salinas Police Department and served there for three years. In 1994 I was appointed as Chief of Police of the Redwood City Police Department.

I served as Redwood City Chief of Police for 12 years, focusing my energies on the community of Redwood City. My main priorities were ensuring that we worked in partnership with the community in the delivery of law enforcement services, providing programs for our youth to help them avoid gangs, drugs and other dangerous behaviors.

 

 

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