Editor's Note: The San Mateo Police Department released the following statement Tuesday in response to Monday's horrific bombings in Boston.
The collective hearts and prayers of the men and women of the San Mateo Police Department and the City of San Mateo Organization go out to all those impacted by the horrific attack on the City of Boston and its residents and visitors on the afternoon of April 15th. This attack has put emergency services into a state of heightened alertness nationwide.
“Rest assured,” said San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer, “San Mateo and all Peninsula Law Enforcement Agencies are tracking the latest information, and being extra vigilant.”
This is a hard reminder that the threat of unexpected violence is constant, and just as our public safety personnel will increase our regular state of readiness in the wake of this tragedy, we continue to count on the assistance of you - our community members - to be our “eyes and ears.” We are all engaged in public safety and security together – contact SMPD if you see or hear anything unusual or suspicious.
Dial 9-1-1 for all in-progress suspicious activity
SMPD Dispatch – For Non-Emergencies and Mobile Phones –650-522-7700
SMPD Secret Witness Anonymous Voicemail Line – 650-522-7676
Text a Tip Anonymously – 650-262-3473