PRESS RELEASE. From the San Mateo County Sheriff Office Facebook page on Friday, January 20th, 2023.
REDWOOD CITY – Today, just two weeks after being sworn-in as the 26th Sheriff of San Mateo County, Sheriff Christina Corpus announced the launch of the Community Advisors for Responsible Engagement (CARE) program.
“To enhance safety, we have to create an environment of trust and transparency,” said Sheriff Corpus. “Each community faces unique challenges, and in order to provide the needed support and resources, we need to engage directly with them. We must be out in the community; listen to and learn from residents and stakeholders.”
The CARE program provides a consistent opportunity for the Sheriff and her leadership team to engage with residents, small businesses, and community-based organizations. The CARE program enables community members to hear about ongoing initiatives, exchange ideas, discuss specific concerns and make the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office more accessible to the various communities we serve. This will help us create innovative solutions, evaluate their effectiveness and create a sense of common purpose.
The CARE program consists of three community advisory forums with fifteen people in each; one for North County, one for South County, and one for the Coastside. CARE meetings will occur once per quarter. Volunteers serving in the CARE program are expected to serve up to five hours per month. The application deadline is February 14, 2023, by 5 p.m.
Sheriff Christina Corpus invites community members to participate in this new constructive partnership by applying through the form at Care For SMC. The application form is also available in Spanish at Care Por SMC.