In May 2016, Captain Roger Copeland assumed the role of Chief of Police for the City of Millbrae. Captain Copeland joined the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department in 1994 and has served in a variety of assignments including patrol, corrections, court security, training and compliance, investigations, civil enforcement and transit patrol operations. Most recently, Captain Copeland worked on the Sheriff’s Jail Planning Team for the Maple Street Correctional Center, which opened in March of this year. Captain Copeland implemented new staffing plans, policies and procedures, safety plans and budgeting. 

During his assignment as an investigator, Captain Copeland specialized in juvenile law and intervention of at-risk youth. Captain Copeland worked with San Mateo County therapists and juvenile counselors as an instructor for the Parent Project, a program designed to help parents raising difficult or out-of-control children. To this day, Captain Copeland supports youth programs and values the importance of providing and safe and educational environment of our future leaders. 

Captain Copeland was born in the Central Valley town of Visalia and was raised in Redwood City. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Leadership at the University of San Diego.

The Millbrae Police Bureau is dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services that address quality of life issues for those who live, work or visit here. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service based on our values – Commitment, Integrity and Compassion. We work closely with our partners in local government, city departments, community groups, and the business community to develop knowledge and implement common sense solutions to problems.

Social Media & Website

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce we are now represented online in several forms of Social Media. Please refer to the below information to see where we are and what we are up to. If you like what you see, we encourage you to "like us" on Twitter and Facebook.

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