San Mateo Co. sheriffs to patrol San Carlos

November 1, 2010 2:11:29 PM PDT
As of today, the San Carlos Police Department will officially cease to exist and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department will officially take over patrolling the Peninsula city.

The sheriff's department will formally mark the takeover with a swearing in ceremony for 43 former police department employees who are transferring. In September, the San Carlos City Council voted to disband the department to save money.

Every sworn officer from San Carlos was offered a position with the sheriff's department and the city's police department will now be used as a sheriff's substation.

San Carlos is now considering dissolving its fire department and having the duties taken over by another agency.