Transit Police Bureau

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Transit Police Bureau is the contracted law enforcement provider on behalf of the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) and the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain). The bureau is responsible for policing all SamTrans' buses, kiosks, vehicles and facilities, as well as all Caltrain rail equipment, stations, right-of-ways and facilities throughout San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The Transit Police is also responsible for the investigation of crimes, collisions, accidents and deaths involving SanTrans buses and Caltrain passenger trains. In addition, the Transit Police Bureau provides extra security at special events, projects, and investigations as warranted.

Contact Us:

1250 San Carlos Avenue (View Map)
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 622-8050
(650) 622-8041

The core values of the Transit Patrol Bureau are the safety and security of passengers, employees, contractors and the general public who come in contact with the transit system. Our core values align with the Transit District’s mission to supply the public with a high-quality, safe and efficient transportation system that enhances quality of life by increasing access and mobility, reducing congestion, improving the environment and promoting economic vitality.

  • One Lieutenant
  • Two Sergeants
  • One Detective
  • Two Special Enforcement Deputies
  • Five Transit Patrol Deputies
  • Three K-9 Handlers
  • One Special Enforcement Officer
  • One Management Analyst