Assistant Sheriff Mark Robbins began his career in law enforcement as a Reserve Officer with the San Carlos Police Department in 1983. One year later, he was appointed as a full time Police Officer. During his tenure in San Carlos, he held a variety of positions including Patrol Officer, Traffic Officer, General Crimes Detective, Juvenile Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Traffic Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and Patrol Commander.
In 2010, Assistant Sheriff Robbins joined the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office when the City of San Carlos outsourced police services to the County. As a Lieutenant at the Sheriff’s Office, his assignments included Corrections, Office of Emergency Services and the Professional Standards Bureau.
In May 2014, Assistant Sheriff Robbins was promoted to Sheriff’s Captain and served as the Divisional Commander for the Maguire Correctional Facility and Women’s Correctional Center. In March 2016, he oversaw the opening of the new Maple Street Correctional Center.
Assistant Sheriff Robbins was appointed to his current position by Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos and joined the Executive Team in June 2016. In his current role, he is responsible for the Maguire Correctional Facility, the Maple Street Correctional Center, Court Security and Inmate Transportation.
Assistant Sheriff Robbins was raised in Belmont and is a graduate of Carlmont High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Assistant Sheriff Robbins is also a board member for the Service League of San Mateo County.