Watch a video of Tuesday's swearing-in ceremony of Half Moon Bay police officers as San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies, along with the traditional badge pinning by family and friends.
Tuesday's ceremony at the Old Redwood City Courthouse marked the final step in the transition for sergeants, officers and police department staff. The department was to the Sheriff's Office on June 12, 2011 as a cost-saving measure for the city.
Half Moon Bay Mayor , City Councilmember and 38-year Half Moon Bay Police Department veteran share their reactions with Half Moon Bay Patch in the video posted at right.
According to former interim Half Moon Bay Police Chief , Half Moon Bay was the first city in the United States to formally put out a for law enforcement services from an outside agency. The council with the county Sheriff's Office on April 2.
To learn more about the seven-month process that took the city from to the on June 14, click on the story links to the right.