Novato Police Department

  • Agency: Novato Police Department
  • Address: 909 Machin Avenue, Novato, 94945 CA
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)
Phone: (415) 897-1122
Fax: (415) 898-5344

Novato Police Department is located at 909 Machin Avenue, Novato, 94945 CA. The Novato Police Department phone number is (415) 897-1122.

Novato Police Department News

Have you checked your debit and credit cards lately? There are a number of things you can do to help reduce ⬇️ becoming a victim of fraud. 💳 💰 • Monitor your account activity and statements regularly. • If offered, sign up for text alerts. • Report all questionable charges. • Save receipts to match with your online or paper billing. • Consider using a separate card for digital transactions. • Before throwing away, shred any paperwork with your bank or credit card information. • Always choose secure pin numbers and do not disclose. • If an ATM or card reader looks suspicious, do not use it. Your gut may be right - it could contain a skimming device. • If your card has been lost or stolen, contact your credit card company or bank immediately.

Inspire. Communicate. Serve. #MLKDay2018

Planning to head off to Dominican this fall? Spread the word - there is new program opportunity students can join! Novato students studying at Dominican University who commit to serve locally will be eligible for up to a $100,000 scholarship over four years. We applaud the City of Novato - City Government and Dominican University of California for putting forth this innovative public-private partnership opportunity. Special thanks to Josh Fryday for your leadership and vision. It is a sound and strong commitment to civic engagement and public service – an amazing opportunity for our local students to take part in. The Novato Police Department is excited to participate going forward. #NovatoProud

#Teamwork Well done, all!

A positive message to reinforce to the children in our communities: we are here to help! Police and community are co-producers of public safety. This means the kiddos, too! 🤙🏼🚔👊🏼 #NovatoProud

Come join and cheer us on! On Wednesday, January 24th at 3:30 the students at North Marin Community Services (formerly the Novato Youth Center) will play against officers from the Novato Police Department. We enjoyed our friendly basketball game last fall and look forward to this indoor soccer match!

Yesterday, we requested assistance from the public in identifying a Stone Tree Golf Club burglary suspect. (See the original video and incident information in the link below.) Also below, please find a larger suspect photograph. If you have any information, please contact the Novato Police Department at 415-897-4361 or at

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We want to take a moment to offer our thanks and gratitude to the men and women of our organization; our wonderful public safety partners here in Marin County and across the North Bay; and our brothers and sisters in blue far and wide. Thank you for your dedication and service to your communities. It is an honor to stand with you all. #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay

Novato Police Request Assistance in Identifying StoneTree Golf Club Burglary Suspect On the morning of Sunday, January 7th, NPD officers responded to a burglary report at StoneTree Golf Club. After reviewing surveillance footage, officers learned that earlier in the morning, at approximately 3:30 AM, a white male adult had burglarized the Club House. The suspect exited the Club House out a rear access door. Property taken includes sporting type apparel with a retail value in excess of $5,000.00. The suspect is described as follows: a clean shaven, white male adult in his early to mid 20s; approximately 5’08” to 6’01” tall; skinny build; and wearing a grey jacket over a blue hooded sweatshirt, burgundy colored knit cap, grey jeans, and black Nike brand shoes. The investigation remains ongoing at this time. Surveillance footage is below. If anyone has information regarding the suspect described above or the incident, please contact the Novato Police Department at 415-897-4361 or via email at

The strongest storm of the season will continue to hit us over the next several hours and possibly in to tomorrow. With moderate to heavy rain and wind, please take your time when out on those wet roads. Turn on your headlights, slow down and allow extra space from the vehicle in front of you. We want everyone reaching their destinations safely. #CAwx #CAstorm 🌧☔️⚠️

Did you feel this morning’s earthquake? A 4.4 magnitude earthquake roughly two miles east of Berkeley hit around 2:40AM. We felt it here at the PD; did you?! 😳 Remember to always be prepared and emergency ready. ✔️ out some of the emergency supplies below that can help you and your loved ones be better prepared should an emergency occur. Remember to replace flashlight and lantern batteries every few months, particularly if they are not used on a regular basis. This prevents leakage and insures fresh, working batteries. Instead of lighting candles, consider flameless candles which are safer in the event of broken gas lines. Want to learn more? Take a look 👀 at FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency's website for checklists ✔️ and how to build a kit:

According to the US National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California the North Bay could see ⬆️ to 2️⃣️ inches of rain 🌧️ by Friday afternoon. Not a huge amount, but more than we’ve been used to as of late. Just a reminder if you’re on road, particularly during heavy commute hours, to remember the following: • Reduce ⬇️ your speeds • If your wipers are on, your headlights should be on, too • Allow ⬆️ space between you and the car 🚘 in front of you • Give yourself extra time ⏳ to make it to your stop safely • Remember, even if it is not raining terribly hard, the first rains following a dry period can make for some extra slick roads. Be safe out there! #CAwx #DriveSafely

The Novato Police Department would like to congratulate Sasha D’Amico on her promotion to Lieutenant! Lt. D’Amico brings 17 years of diverse policing experience including time as a patrol officer, school resource officer, shift supervisor, and professional standards sergeant. Lt. D’Amico has successfully demonstrated her ability and strong initiative to seek out challenging opportunities within the organization and in the community. Over the course of her career, Lt. D’Amico has earned 22 department commendations and a Life Saving Award. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from CSU Sacramento and is a graduate from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. We are so proud of her achievements and believe she will be a great addition to NPD’s leadership team. Congratulations, Sasha!

Happy New Year, Novato! 🎉🎉 2017 was a great year at the Novato Police Department. We are extremely fortunate and proud to serve such a wonderful community. Here’s to continued partnerships and a strong start to 2018. Police + Community = co-producers of public safety. Happy New Year, all. You make us #NovatoProud.

Hey, party people! 👋🏼🎉 It's less than 2️⃣ hours until midnight! You see this car👇🏼? Pretty sharp looking, right? Trust us. It's much nicer on the outside. If you've been drinking 🥂 tonight, then hand over those keys 🔑 . It's not worth finding out the hard way. Let's ring in the New Year safely. #NYE2017

Good afternoon, Novato! Have you finalized your New Year’s Eve plans yet? Dinner, dancing, drinks? 🕺 🥂 Don’t forget transportation. Please make sure you take in to account how you’re getting from one place to another. Designate someone in your group to be the sober driver. Arrange for a family member or friend to pick you up. Utilize ride shares or cabs. There are lots of options – but driving under the influence is not one of them. ⚠️ We love meeting members of our community, but not under these circumstances. Let’s kick off 2018 right. Be kind to yourself and those around you by handing over those keys. 🗝️ Have a fun, safe, and happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉🎉

Winter is officially here and if you park your car outside overnight, the morning drive to work can be a little frigid! It can be very tempting to run outside and turn on your car to warm it up before you head out for the day. And it may only be for a minute or two while you run back inside to grab your coffee… Don’t do it! 😳 Unfortunately, some people see vehicles running in driveways or carports as a jackpot opportunity – to steal, that is. Vehicles that are left running, unattended or with a door or two open are easy targets for thieves. ✔️ out some tips below 👇 on how to avoid winter weather crime. • Avoid leaving your vehicle running or the keys in the ignition when you are away from it, even if it’s only for a minute or two. • Items like purses, credit cards, phones and tablets should be kept out of sight. Avoid leaving them on the seat for all to see. • Keep the windows rolled up and lock your vehicle. This is true even if it’s parked in your driveway or garage. • Be alert. If you approach your car and you see something that makes you uncomfortable, listen to your gut. Leave the area and always seek help if you’re concerned about your safety. We hope this helps! Stay warm! ❄️❄️

Hitting some of our shopping centers in town for sales and holiday gift returns? We know it’s tempting if you score a parking space right in front or think you’ll only be gone a minute or two, to leave items in plain view in your vehicle. But doing so is a roll of the dice. 🤞Whether it’s your iPhone, purse, even a warm jacket or power cord, these items all hold value to both you and the bad guys who may be out quickly checking door handles. While we’ve increased our presence in shopping center parking lots over the holiday season, residents and shoppers still can’t be too careful. Always make sure to lock your vehicle and if you’re going out at night, park in a well-lit area. In addition to not leaving valuables or holiday gift items in plain view, check your glove compartment for paperwork that may contain personal or identifying information – you may want to store this elsewhere. Finally, always keep your vehicle information – license plate, VIN, proof of ownership, etc. – accessible in case of theft. We hope these tips help lessen the possibility you’ll be the victim of any theft. We hope you had a wonderful holiday and enjoy your shopping! 🛒📦

The men and women of the Novato Police Department send our deepest condolences to the California Highway Patrol and CHP – Golden Gate Division as they mourn the loss of Officer Andrew Camilleri. Officer Camilleri was killed Christmas Eve when his unit was struck by a driver under the influence. DUI's are 100% preventable. Devastating doesn’t begin to express the sadness for this young officer being taken from his loved ones. Rest easy, Officer Camilleri. We have the watch from here. 🙏🏻

As we approach the holiday weekend, we wanted to take a moment and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Though not without its challenges, 2017 has been a very positive year here at the Novato Police Department. This is due in large part to all of you. We are extremely grateful to serve such a wonderful community and are proud to do so each day. From our Novato Police family to yours, we wish you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.

The Novato Police Department regrets to inform you of the passing of one of our most beloved former canines, Metz. Metz was a Belgian Malinois and was highly skilled at obedience, tracking, handler protection and narcotics detection. To know Metz was to love him. Metz had a very outgoing, fun personality and often joined the officers in briefing and in the report writing room. Metz became ill earlier this year and has lived out his last days doing the things he loved most. We will miss you Metz and we thank you for your service to Novato. 🚔💙

Follow us on Instagram ~ Do you ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes of Novato Police Department? Check out our Instagram page, which is now at over 1,000 followers! There are lots of cool pictures and videos of NPD in action! 🚔😎📸📱

Today is an exciting day at the Novato Police Department as five new officers will begin the Field Training & Evaluation (FTO) program! The new officers will learn about the different facets of the department, city government, and community; and at the conclusion of their training each will be prepared to be a solo beat officer. We are excited for these individuals to begin their training and serve the Novato community! We would also be remiss if we did not extend our appreciation for the hard work of our Professional Standards Unit, Human Resources, and numerous City employees. Over the last year, recruitment and retention efforts were – and still remain – a top priority. Because of the dedication and hard work of so many, the Novato Police Department is fully staffed. Here’s to a strong finish to 2017 and continued momentum in to 2018! 👏👏 📸: Captain Jim Correa; Ofcs. Joseph Eastham, Cody Fenske, Alejandro Muller, Nick Morgan, Carolina Zepeda; and Chief Adam McGill

And the Novato Police family gets bigger! Yesterday, Nick Morgan graduated from the Napa Valley Police Academy. We're excited to welcome him to NPD with our two other recent academy graduates! Congrats, Nick! 👏🏼 🚓