Official page for the Public Safety Communications (PSC), San Mateo County, California.

Mission: Public Safety Communications provides high quality law enforcement, fire, and medical dispatch and communications services to the public and public safety agencies in order to protect the health and safety of the people of San Mateo County.

Description: Public Safety Communications answers and dispatches 9-1-1 and other emergency and non-emergency calls for unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. We dispatch for Law Enforcement for the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County, along with the cities of Daly City, East Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, San Carlos, and the Towns of Portola Valley and Woodside, Broadmoor. We also dispatch law enforcement for SamTrans, in San Mateo County, and CalTrain, from San Francisco to Gilroy. We also dispatch for fire services and ambulance services for the entire county of San Mateo. 


Office of Public Safety Communications (PSC)

PSC employs 78 personnel. The Department is divided into three Divisions: Administration, Operations, and Systems. 

The Administration Division employees support the department by providing administrative and operations oversight. The Operations Division staff are assigned to the Communications Center and provide dispatching, calltaking, training and supervision. The Systems Division is responsible for providing information technology support to the entire department.

General Information: Services provided are distinguished services and may be described as those services which have been sanctioned by the California Government Code, County Ordinance, County Resolution or contract.