A veteran of law enforcement management, Sheriff Greg Munks has committed over 30 years of his life to upholding the laws and standards of safety in California’s San Mateo County. Over the course of his professional career, Sheriff Gregory Munks led the development of numerous initiatives designed to motivate citizens to take action to make the community a safer place to live. In addition to a number of community police programs and school programs, Sheriff Greg Munks played an important role in the development of the Community Alliance to Rebuild Our Neighborhood (CARON), an anti-gang violence effort. Greg Munks also spearheaded the development of the Palo Alto Police Bicycle Patrol Program, a Seat Belt Safety Program Grant, and the Palo Alto Police Department’s Domestic Violence Response Policy.
On a more personal level, Sheriff Greg Munks devotes much of his time outside of work to community improvements. As a Board Member of Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YFES), Sheriff Greg Munks is instrumental in providing assistance to children and families dealing with substance abuse, mental health issues, and domestic violence. Sheriff Gregory Munks is also a Board Member of the San Mateo County Service League, assisting in implanting programs designed to facilitate the reentry of inmates into society.
Recognized across the county as a leading law enforcement professional, Gregory Munks was elected to the office of Sheriff of San Mateo County in June 2006 after 14 years as Undersheriff. As the head of a 600-person law enforcement agency, Sheriff Gregory Munks is responsible for the management of narcotics enforcement, investigations, patrol, records keeping, personnel and training, internal affairs, search and rescue, and bomb detection and disposal. In addition to his general managerial duties, Sheriff Greg Munks manages a $100 million annual budget.
Sheriff Gregory Munks currently serves as Chairperson of the Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Additionally, Greg Munks is a member of a number of professional organizations, such as the Western States Sheriffs’ Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, California Peace Officers’ Association, California Narcotic Officers’ Association, and the California State Sheriffs Association.