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Fixin’ San Mateo County (FxSMC) is a local grassroots organization working to enact effective civilian oversight of the County Sheriff’s Office. 

The people of San Mateo County deserve the best law enforcement. The efforts of Fixin’ San Mateo County to establish a Civilian Oversight Commission and Inspector General with subpoena power for the Sheriff’s Office will ensure transparency and accountability for citizens. I support the initiative and look forward to its implementation.”

— Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

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The goal

About Oversight

Why oversight? the problem to solve
Benefits of oversight how it helps
Success stories where and how oversight works
Limits of oversight what it isn’t
FAQ frequently asked questions
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How you can help

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Volunteer give your time
Donate help fund our work
Events join an action
Sign our petition to the Board of Supervisors
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Become a partner build a coalition
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The organization

About FxSMC

About us our history and mission
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What can oversight do for our county?

  • Protect civil rights
  • Support effective policing
  • Ensure greater accountability
  • Enhance transparency and public reporting
  • Lower liability and costs for county taxpayers
  • Build trust between community and law enforcement

Read about the benefits of oversight