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About Us

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The Novato Police Department serves our community of 55,000+ residents, along with our visitors and guests, by providing professional and proactive street Patrol, Investigations, Traffic enforcement, Narcotics enforcement, a 911 dispatch center, and emergency services and preparedness. As a full service agency, Novato Police is divided into the Operations Division and the Administrative Services Division,  supervised by a Police Lieutenant. There are approximately 80 staff in the department including 60 sworn personnel, and a robust volunteer program.



The Operations Division is the most visible and the larger of the two divisions within the department, including:

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NPD Patrol Car


The Administrative Services Division is responsible for the technical support elements of the department, which include: 

  • Communications
  • Personnel and Training
  • Records 
  • Evidence
  • Crime Prevention Bureau
  • Facilities Management

The Novato Police Department maintains its own Police Dispatch Center. Dispatchers receive and handle calls (9-1-1 & Business calls), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


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