About Us

SAL was founded in 1997 by former Sheriff Don Horsley with the purpose of strengthening relationships between youth, deputies, and communities to aid in the intervention and prevention of juvenile delinquency in San Mateo County through positive, dynamic programs. The program was in North Fair Oaks and had a small presence on the coast, serving approximately 1,000 youth per year. In 2009, former Sheriff Greg Munks expanded the SAL program to 12 locations throughout the county, increased deputy support, and established a community policing substation that was a permanent home for SAL programs. The program grew to serve approximately 3,500 youth per year.

Today, under the leadership of Sheriff Christina Corpus, the SAL program continues to thrive, and we have served over 11,000 youth per year in programs, presentations, and special events throughout San Mateo County. SAL also has safe programming space on the coast in Pescadero! In light of events in 2015, President Obama called for law enforcements agencies to engage in community policing to build relationships with their communities. The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, thanks to our leadership, has been engaged in community policing practices for over 20 years and continues to be a progression organization that adapts to the needs of our communities.

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About Us

Board of Directors

Ryan Monaghan

Assistant Sheriff

Kat Petrick

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Victor Aenlle

San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

Adam Alberti

Managing Partner, Singer Associates.

Steve Booker

IBEW 617

James Brown

West Coast Security Inc.

Robert Foucrault

Coroner - San Mateo County

Jaime Gonzalez

Real Estate Broker

Jerome Madigan

Minister and Realtor

Allison Mejasich

Dir-Business Strategy at Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.

Anne Oliva

Omarshall Real Estate & Property Management

Steve Wagstaffe

District Attorney, San Mateo County

SAL Staff

Directors

Lilian Tashiro

SAL Deputy Director

Brian Mansell

SMC Futbol Club Director

Manuel Velarde

Juvenile Diversion Specialist

SAL Staff

Michelle VelisRamirez

Program Coordinator

Luis runs lunchtime soccer and soccer programs in various schools in the community.  

Luis Rangel

Program Coordinator Intern

Mirella Osuna

Jennifer Gutierrez Padilla

After School Sports Program Coordinator

Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Chico in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Ethics, Justice, and Policy studies. She has been working for the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League since 2017. Jennifer runs our afterschool sports programs in North Fair Oaks. She runs programs such as Volleyball, Basketball, and Flag Football. She is in charge of running our SAL 4th-5th grade Soccer League, as well as our 6th-8th grade Soccer League. Jennifer helps run with our Lunchtime Soccer and Soccer for Success program. Her main focus is to encourage our youth to stay active and have fun. Jennifer believes that sports opened many doors for her as a youth that ultimately allowed her to pursue a higher education and she would like to do the same for all our youth.

Jennifer Gutierrez

Program Coordinator

Mason Lok

Leadership Program Coordinator

Mason Lok started his involvement with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Activities League as a youth member. After graduating from high school, Mason was hired by SAL in 2013 to run the leadership program he was involved in. Mason currently runs the Teen Leadership Programs for high school students throughout San Mateo County. He is also involved in coordinating community service events and conference trips. Mason is fully committed to developing youth in our community to be future leaders through social emotional learning as well as providing the community with resources, opportunities, and assistance.

Mason Lok

Program Coordinator

Community Policing

Deputy Rodney Reed

Deputy Ricardo Maldonado

Community Engagement Unit

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes police and community partnerships with a problem-solving approach that is responsive to the needs of the community.

A bond of respect and trust between the people and their law enforcement allows for an environment where a cooperative effort to solves problems results.

By working together, law enforcement and the community can reduce the fear and incidence of crime and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods countywide. Some of the programs offered through the Community Policing Unit are listed to the right.

For more information or questions, please contact the Community Policing Sergeant Sal Zuno at 650-257-3405.

  • Advisory Meetings
  • Career Days
  • Car Seat Installations
  • Child Fingerprinting Details
  • Community Festivals and Fairs
  • Field Trips
  • Gang Workshops
  • Movie Nights
  • Neighborhood Watch Groups
  • Play Streets
  • Summer Assemblies
  • School Events
  • STAR Camp

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