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

Did you miss out on Coffee with the Cops & Firefighters? Not to worry! Mark ✔️ your calendars 🗓️ for Thursday, November 16th from 6:30PM to 7:30PM. Join us at the Hamilton Community Center on S. Palm Drive for a Town Hall Discussion with Chief Adam McGill. This is a great opportunity to meet Chief McGill; learn about the department; hear more about recent crime trends; and ask those burning questions! Check out the flyer below 👇 or in our Events section for more details. We hope you can join us! #NovatoProud

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday morning for Coffee with the Cops & Firefighters!! 🚓☕️🚒 We're so happy the rain held out and you were able to join us... plus, who doesn't love jumping on a bike and making their mom a little nervous?! Special shout out to the Marin Coffee Roasters family for hosting us. You guys are a class act! 👏🏼👏🏼#NovatoProud

Don't forget! Tomorrow we will be holding an event with our partners from the Novato Fire Protection District! Swing by tomorrow from 9AM to 11AM at Marin Coffee Roasters on Ignacio Boulevard for a cup! We hope to see you there! Check out the flyer below 👇 or in our Events section for more information. #NovatoProud ☕🚒🚔

Last week we had the privilege of spending time with some of the amazing residents of Atria Tamalpais Creek.They also happened to bring us a delicious lunch.Trust us…. it disappeared almost instantly. 😁 We wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you and tip our caps to the residents and staff who took time out of their day to think of us.These random acts of kindness by the generous people of our community are what make us so proud to serve the people of Novato.Thanks again and as always, we're just a phone call away if you need us! 👍 #NovatoProud

Do you have a Halloween costume you’re dying to show off?! If so, you’re in luck. We’ve got a contest that may be right up your alley! Check out the details below 👇 We are looking for the best picture of you in your Halloween costumes. We will pick one lucky winner to meet one of our Police K9s and receive a special Halloween treat. Here’s how you and the kiddos can participate: 1. Snap a photo 📸 in your costumes (Pssst Hint: MAJOR bonus points if you can snap a photo with one of our officers 👮‍♂️) 2. E-mail us your photos: 3. Don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook! 👍 Winners will be selected later this week. Who knows… you may even be featured on our page! We hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween! 👻🎃🕷️ Our patrol officers will be out and about on special 👀 for ghosts and goblins! If you see us or have any questions, give us a holler! 👋

Only 3️⃣️ more days until Halloween!! ✔️ out some of our tips below 👇 so you and your loved ones can safely enjoy your Halloween festivities! Also, if you’re in the area, come to Downtown Novato today for Scream on the Green IV! Make sure you swing by our table and say hello! We’ll have candy and some fun give-a-ways! 👻🎃🕷️

NPD Remains Committed to Combating Opioid Crisis By Carrying Naloxone; Encourages Public’s Participation in Drug Take Back Day In June 2017, Novato Police Department officers began carrying Naloxone (Narcan) and since then our officers have already saved one life. But there are a number of ways community members can help in the fight as well. Narcan, which is the FDA-approved form of Naxolone, can be purchased over the counter in the form of a nasal spray. This is a great tool for members of the public to have on hand that can quickly reverse opioid overdoses. Additionally, we encourage the community to participate in the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day, happening tomorrow from 10AM to 2PM. In addition to helping loved ones from falling victim to the opioid epidemic, disposing of leftover pills also lessens the likelihood that other persons, such as residential burglars, come in contact with these addictive medicines. Participating in the DEA National Drug Take Back Day is quick and seamless. Bring your pills for disposal to the Novato Police Department located at 909 Machin Avenue. Note: The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps – only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. To read more on the opioid crisis and the recent public health emergency declaration, visit:

Novato Police Department Receives Grant For Special Traffic Enforcement And Crash Prevention The Novato Police Department has been awarded a $97,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.The Novato Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education. For more information, check out the recent Nixle alert:

We are requesting your assistance in identifying this female, who stole a ring valued at $7,500 from a local jewelry store. On October 23, 2017, we responded to the report of a theft from a local jewelry store. The suspect shown below, entered the business and asked to try on jewelry. Once she found a ring she liked, she placed the ring on her finger and ran out the front door of the business. The suspect is a Hispanic or Asian female, approximately 35-40 years old, 5’05 and 140 lbs. She has the word “LOVE” tattooed across her knuckles and fanned playing cards across the top of her left hand. She has the word “HATE” tattooed across her right knuckles. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact the Novato Police Department at 415-897-4361. Reference Case #17-4470-Officer Christopher Serrano.

Today, October 25th, is Unity Day. Unity Day marks the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. To participate in Unity Day, individuals, schools, communities, and businesses across the nation wear or display orange to show support for kids who have been bullied. Join us in stepping up for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Help send a clear message that bullying is not tolerated behavior and let every child know they are not alone and have the right to feel safe. To learn more about #UnityDay2017 and how you can participate, visit:

As we wrap up our week of assisting our law enforcement partners up north, we see signs of hope and resilience all around us. Amidst the devastation, there is beauty. It reminds us of everything we have to be thankful for. We have met so many wonderful people this week and feel honored to serve the victims of the North Bay fires. 💙🚔 #novatoproud #whywewearthebadge #sonomacountystrong #strongertogether

Night Shift Report 10/19/17 ~ #whileyouweresleeping 😴🚔🌛 It was another busy shift for our swing shift and graveyard officers! At 2:41 AM, we stopped a suspicious vehicle on Enfrente Road. The driver of the vehicle, 25 year old Michael Felix of San Rafael, was wanted on two felony warrants out of Marin County for narcotics offenses. Felix, who is on probation was searched to determine if he was in compliance with the terms of his probation. Felix was found to be in possession of several grams of Methamphetamine, Marijuana, a substantial amount of cash and a scale. Inside Felix’s vehicle, officers located an imitation firearm in his backpack. During the investigation, Felix received a text message from 27 year old male who expressed interest in purchasing narcotics from him. Officers arranged for the man to come to their location for the purchase. When he arrived, he was detained in connection with this investigation. Felix was arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail for two outstanding felony arrest warrants as well as possession and sales of controlled substances. Around that same time, we were asked to assist Santa Rosa Police and the California Highway Patrol with a vehicle pursuit that came into Novato city limits. To assist with safely ending the pursuit, we deployed Stop Sticks to puncture the tires on the suspect’s vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the driver, 33 year old Jose Rubio-Rivas leapt from the rolling vehicle and attempted to run. He was taken into custody after falling and sustaining a head injury. The vehicle came to a stop on Novato Boulevard at Wilson Avenue and caught fire. The driver was arrested by the Santa Rosa Police Department and the fire was extinguished. At 4:08 AM, we received a request for assistance from Marin County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a structure fire in a residential area on McClay Road in the county’s jurisdiction. The reporting party heard explosions and the upper portion of the house was on fire. An 80 year old female resident was evacuated and Marin County Sheriff’s office took over the scene when they arrived. #nightshiftreport #whileyouweresleeping #notonourwatch #graveyardpatrol #swingshift #mutualaid #novatopolice

Join us on Saturday, November 4th from 9AM to 11AM at Marin Coffee Roasters - 466 Ignacio Blvd - for Coffee with the Cops & Firefighters. We hope you can stop by and join us!

UPDATE: We have added some additional photos and a third suspect. Let’s catch these people, they have charged over $7,000 on the victim’s credit cards!! We are requesting your assistance in locating two suspects that stole a wallet from a woman’s purse in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center on October 16th. After the theft, the victim's credit cards were fraudulently used at Target, Sephora and Safeway in Novato as well as several stores in Sonoma County. If you have any information on the identity of these suspects, please contact the Novato Police Department at 415-897-4361 or Officer Angel Macias at

Night Shift Report 10/16/17 ~ #WhileYouWereSleeping 😴🚔🌜 On October 16, 2017 at 2: 18 AM, officers responded to the Best Western on the report of a man on the property who was not a hotel guest and was bleeding from his hand. Officers contacted 31 year old Keith Bergquist and 34 year old Katherine Napoleon of Novato. Bergquist initially provided a false name to officers, but they were able to determine his true identity through their investigation. Bergquist had felony and misdemeanor warrants from San Francisco County for Burglary, Robbery, Grand Theft, Petty Theft and a misdemeanor drug warrant from Solano County. Upon Bergquist’s arrest, officers located Methamphetamine in his pocket. Napoleon, who was contacted in her vehicle nearby was in possession of a stolen GPS device taken from an auto burglary reported on 10/12/17 in Novato and other suspicious property. Napoleon had an outstanding warrant from Walnut Creek for failure to appear on misdemeanor theft charges. Napoleon was in possession of Heroin and Suboxone. She was arrested and booked for 11377 H&S and 11350(a) H&S in addition to her warrant. The additional property located during this investigation was taken for observation. If you or anyone you know has been a victim of a recent theft of the property listed below, please contact the Novato Police Department. Items include: Red JBL FLIP-3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Samsung Galaxy 8 Black cellular phone Samsung Galaxy 8 Black cellular phone LG M150 Black cellular phone Garmin Navigation Device While Novato residents were sleeping, our officers were working hard to keep you safe. Great arrest from our swing shift and graveyard teams last night! #squadgoals #teamwork #novatopolice #nightshiftreport

Temporary evacuation shelter opening at The Seminary at Strawberry. See below.

Update as of 10/14 12:20PM Fireman's Fund is no longer an evacuation staging area. Information about other evacuation staging areas/centers Marin County Marin County Government - as needed - will be forthcoming.

Joint Statement from Novato Police Department and Novato Fire District ***There are currently NO voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders for Novato*** ***There are currently NO fires in Marin County*** ***There are currently NO fires immediately threatening Novato or Marin County*** The City of Novato and Novato Police and Fire has mobilized to receive new Sonoma County evacuees at the Fireman’s Fund parking lot as an evacuee staging area. We are prepared to medically triage and provide temporary refuge for those escaping the rapidly developing events in the Sonoma Valley. Evacuees from this location will be redirected to evacuation centers in the region. There will likely be significant traffic congestion near Fireman’s Fund. Please avoid the area and exercise patience. Volunteers and supplies are not needed at this time. Please do not come to the location as unnecessary people will compromise our efforts. We will advise if volunteering or donation opportunities change.

It is hard to describe what our officers returning from their patrol shifts in Sonoma County experienced today. The devastation caused by these fires is staggering. Working in destroyed neighborhoods is something we will never forget. Lost homes and memories, missing pets and loved ones. Our hearts go out to these families. The weeks and months ahead will be difficult. We know this is not how this story ends, this is just the beginning. We have witnessed amazing acts of generosity, kindness and compassion from members of the North Bay Area communities. We are humbled and proud to be part of the team of first responders helping this community. We will be here to help in any way we can as long as you need us.❤️🚒🚑🚔💪🏼 #sonomastrong #community #teamwork #northbayfires #novatoproud #strongertogether

From our partners Novato Fire Protection District. A heartfelt thank you and tip of the cap to Ghilotti Construction Company for assisting NFD and others with response to the wildfire on Highway 37. #NorthBayStrong

This is Milo. He was found by one of our officers today as she was patrolling a badly damaged area of Santa Rosa. We posted a picture online and within 20 minutes we had information on Ed, Milo’s owner. Ed had been holding out hope that he would ever find Milo. He had been searching for Milo over the past several days. Milo is the only thing that survived the fire that destroyed Ed’s home. We are happy to bring a little happiness to Ed today and reunite him with his beloved Milo. Moments like these are what make our job so great! 😻🚔🐾#novatoproud #whywewearthebadge #reunited #socialmediawins

Message from Police Chief Adam McGill & Fire Chief Mark Heine The City of Novato, the Novato Police Department, and the Novato Fire Protection District are working in close partnership to actively monitor the fire activity in Sonoma and Napa counties and any potential threats to Novato. While we do not anticipate any need for evacuations in Novato we always want our residents to be prepared if an evacuation order is given. Please go to for specific information on how to prepare a plan for your family. Earlier today we had the opportunity to visit a number of churches in Novato that are serving as shelters and places of refuge for many victims of the North Bay fires. The outpouring of generosity and commitment by the Novato community is amazing. We continue to be impressed by how our community has come together to roll up their sleeves and help friends and strangers alike. We heard stories of local restaurants providing meals, businesses donating supplies, and fitness centers opening their doors for shower facilities. Meeting the victims and hearing their stories was humbling. We couldn’t be more proud of the Novato community for warmly welcoming evacuees and demonstrating what makes Novato so special. The Novato proud spirit has never been stronger. The Novato Police Department and Novato Fire Protection District continue to provide personnel to the North Bay fires as part of fire and law enforcement mutual aid efforts. We also want to emphasize that while these efforts are continuing, both departments remain fully staffed in Novato and under normal operations. We are prepared to respond to any emergencies in Novato. While we do not anticipate any need for evacuations in Novato, we are continuing to work closely with City staff to actively monitor the fire activity in Sonoma and Napa Counties and any potential threats to Novato. ***There are currently NO voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders for Novato*** ***There are currently NO fires in Marin County*** ***There are currently NO fires immediately threatening Marin County***

We have teams of officers on hand again in Sonoma County helping our public safety partners and those affected by the devastating fires. In the midst of destruction and uncertainty, we are also seeing immense acts of generosity, love and strength. The sun will rise… #NorthBayStrong 🌄🙏