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DEPARTMENT POLICY MANUAL: Novato Police Department Policy Manual 2/14/2020        


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 2018 Novato Police Department Annual Report  2018 DEPARTAMENTO DE POLICÍA DE NOVATO INFORME ANUAL 
 2017 Novato Police Department Annual Report  2017 DEPARTAMENTO DE POLICÍA DE NOVATO INFORME ANUAL 



 Novato PD 2018 Use of Force


Senate Bill 1421 - Effective January 1, 2019, SB 1421 requires the disclosure of records and information relating to specific types of incidents. No records currently exist for the Novato Police Department that meet the criteria detailed in SB 1421 (Penal Code Sections 832.7 & 832.8).

To learn more about Senate Bill 1421, click here

Senate Bill 978 - Effective January 1st, 2020, Senate Bill 978 requires local law enforcement agencies to conspicuously post on their Internet Web sites all current standards, policies, practices, operating procedures, and education and training materials that would otherwise be available to the public if a request was made pursuant to the California Public Records Act.  These documents can be found here.

To learn more about Senate Bill 978, click here


Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology, also known as License Plate Recognition, provides automated detection of license plates. ALPRs are used by the Novato Police Department to convert data associated with vehicle license plates for official law enforcement purposes, including identifying stolen or wanted vehicles, stolen license plates and missing persons. ALPRs may also be used to gather information related to active warrants, homeland security, electronic surveillance, suspect interdiction and stolen property recovery.

Automated License Plate Reader PolicyPhoto of top of police car with automated license plate reader device


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