Cotati Police Department

  • Agency: Cotati Police Department
  • Address: 201 W Sierra Ave, Cotati, 94931 CA
  • Chief: Robert Stewart (Chief of Police)
Phone: 707-792-4611
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Cotati Police Department is located at 201 W Sierra Ave, Cotati, 94931 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert Stewart. The Cotati Police Department phone number is 707-792-4611.

Cotati Police Department News

Officer Hamade and Dispatcher Montoya were on hand to help track laps and cheer on the students at Thomas Page Academy during their Walk-a-thon today.

New Hope Church has a grant to provide a pair of shoes to all Thomas Page Academy Students. The Church invited Cotati PD to help with the fitting this morning. Several department personnel spent the morning helping fit 400 students. In December, Cotati PD will help New Hope Church with the delivery of the shoes just in time for the holidays. Thank you New Hope Church!

Here are a few pictures from our Coffee with a Cop event yesterday. Thanks to everyone that came out!

A little mid shift tug session with K9 Remo tonight. He’s obviously a little camera shy.

Come join us for a cup and a convo. We look forward to seeing you! http://local.nixle.com/alert/6831416/

Are you not sure when to call 9-1-1? This piece definitely highlights a few of the inappropriate 9-1-1 calls we encounter on a regular basis. 9-1-1 is for life threatening emergencies only. Improper use of 9-1-1 can cause a delay in service to someone actually needing immediate assistance. The non-emergency number for Cotati Police is (707)792-4611. http://www.ktvu.com/news/abuse-of-911-alarming-number-of-callers-use-emergency-service-as-customer-service-line

On September 12, 2018, at approximately 1930 hours, a concerned citizen contacted the Cotati Police Department in regards to approximately 10 bats and 4 baseball helmets left at Cator Field with no one being around. An officer responded and located the bats and helmets, at which time the Officer secured the equipment and brought it to the Cotati Police Department for safekeeping. Additionally, the Officer left a note in a secure location in case someone came back for the equipment. The bats are not marked but range in size and weight and are for youth ages. The helmets are also for youth ages and have the marking “Mohawk” and “Mojo” on the bill with a sharpie. We realize this equipment can be expensive and valuable to whichever youth baseball team might have forgotten it, so please share this post so we can get these kids back to hitting DINGERS! If any knows who this equipment belongs to, please have them contact the Cotati Police Department.

Pictures from yesterdays September 11th Memorial Ceremony in Downtown Cotati.

Over the last two months, the Cotati Police Department secured donations from local businesses and purchased school supplies for their first annual, “Back to School Program”. This community outreach program is designed to give school supplies to every single student who attends Thomas Page Academy, Cotati’s only grade school. This program is also a chance for the school and its students to meet their city’s law enforcement and start a school year off with positivity and excitement. The Police Department received over $3600 in cash/ gift cards and received many donations in the form of various school supplies. With the donations, we were able to purchase numerous supplies, which included pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, erasers, glue sticks, and much more. On August 14th and August 15th, the Cotati Police Department delivered the supplies to the Thomas Page Academy and provided all 381 students with their own bag of goodies. The Cotati Police Department thoroughly enjoyed providing these school necessities, and best of all, the smiles on all the children’s faces that we met. Thank you very much to everyone who helped contribute to this worthwhile community outreach program. List of Contributors: Sonoma Harley Davidson Striping Graphics Grow Biz Jaded Toad Cojita’s Restaurant Redwood Café Dog House Billiards China Chef Remax of Cotati Bow and Arrow Diane Phillips Brandon Levine @ Mercy Wellness Mark and Shannon Ackerman Carson Manufacturing Co. Arch’s Glass Inc. McPhail Fuel Company Walmart Oliver’s Office Depot Progress Glass Lowes Stockham Construction Tradewinds Cotati Market Cotati Coffee Bob Stuart Rosemary Adams Mike and Pamela Pastryk – Liberty Valley Doors Ron Henderson Annie Wang – Kyoto Restaurant

Although the turnout at last nights National Night Out was a success, we still had an abundance of leftover hamburger patties, buns, chips and drinks that were donated for the event. Today, employees from Cotati Police Department packed up the leftovers and delivered them to COTS - in California homeless shelter (Petaluma) so those in need could enjoy a meal.

Yesterday, the Cotati Police Department, City of Cotati and Rancho Adobe Firefighters participated in National Night Out at La Plaza Park. We had a great time meeting and speaking with the citizens we serve. Officer Deaton, K9 Remo and Officer Hamade (in the bite suit) did a K9 demonstration and it was a hit. Thanks to everyone who came out and please tag us if you took any pictures!

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Come join us on July 26, 2018, for another Coffee with a Cop event. We will be at "Cotati Coffee" this time starting at 7:00am. We look forward to seeing you. https://local.nixle.com/alert/6687302/

Corporal Gallo and Officer Mitchell having a little fun during the Farmers Market at La Plaza Park last night.

With the 4th of July fast approaching, please keep in mind that all fireworks are unlawful in the City of Cotati. https://local.nixle.com/alert/6650452/

Cotati PD K9 Remo is home sick so Officer Deaton got a replacement K9 for the night. Dont worry, K9 Remo will be back to work in no time.

Please welcome our newest full time Police Officer, Aaron Gallagher. Officer Gallagher was born and raised in Sonoma County and recently graduated from the Santa Rosa Junior College with an associates in behavioral sciences. In Officer Gallagher's spare time, he likes to stay active, whether it be the gym, playing sports or going on hikes. Officer Gallagher also enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Welcome to the team, Officer Gallagher!

Officer Tyler Wardle was recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) at an award ceremony in Lafayette. California Police Officers from the Central Valley and Northern Counties were recognized by receiving both a Medal and Award Plaque presented by MADD and the Office of Traffic Safety. Officer Wardle arrested 43 DUI offenders in the calendar year of 2017, the most of any Cotati Police Officer in 2017. Many of these DUI arrests were for drugged drivers. California is experiencing an increase in DUI arrests attributed to opioids, other prescription drugs, marijuana and combinations of drugs and alcohol. It is unknown how many lives Officer Wardle will save with his DUI enforcements, but, it surely has a significant impact on the safety of our community. Cotati Officers keep your community safe in many ways, including on the roadways. They work long hours, deal with difficult situations, and put themselves in danger on a daily basis. The next time you see Officer Wardle he will be wearing a red medal on his uniform that reads 23152 which is the California Vehicle Code for DUI. When you do see him, please congratulate him for his commitment to making Cotati a safer place.

Get well soon!

On Friday, April 20, 2018 Rotary International recognized Cotati Police Officer Tyler Wardle: The Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati Presented its 5th Annual Salute to Community! Recognition and celebration of individuals, businesses, teachers, and public safety officers (fire/police) who exemplify outstanding dedication to the community and their profession Cotati Police Officer Tyler Wardle was recognized as the Cotati Police Department employee who exemplifies outstanding dedication to our community and his profession Tyler is always involved in supporting our community: Every 15 minutes at Rancho Cotati High School (drunken driving danger awareness) Millers Driving School (teaching young drivers how to drive safe) Special Olympics: tip-a-cop and torch run (fund raising for and participation with special athletes) Officer Wardle also volunteered to attend BE SAFE program which is when officers spend a day with people who have autism. Sometimes people appear to be under the influence or aggressive when they are not; they may have autism. Tyler learned how to recognize the signs of autism. In turn Tyler shared what he learned with other Cotati officers so they also hopefully recognize the signs of autism. Also in the year 2017 Officer Wardle arrested 44 drunk drivers! Congratulations Officer Wardle!

On Tuesday morning from 8 am to 11 am the Cotati Police Department was the host agency for Combined Intensive Traffic Enforcement (CITE). CITE is an collaborative effort of Sonoma Count Law Enforcement Agencies to increase vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle safety. Yesterday Cotati Officers, Santa Rosa Officers, Rohnert Park Officers and Officers from the California Highway Patrol collectively stopped 64 vehicles. A total of 52 citations were written for speed violations, equipment violations, distracted driving and the Cotati Municipal Code which does not allow large trucks in the Downtown Corridor. A special thank you to the Officers from CHP – Santa Rosa , Santa Rosa Police Department and City of Rohnert Park Police & Fire.

Earlier this month a tourist from Canada called to ask if we could help her. She had accidentally left her iPad on the counter of a local business and was having a hard times getting It back from them. Dispatcher Petersen with the assistance of CSO Peoples were able to get the iPad and had it shipped back to the owner. In appreciation, the Department received a gracious thank you!

Cotati Police Department had a special visitor today. Sharif Lachat, a Police Officer in Berne, Switzerland, stopped by to see if we were interested in trading patches. Sharif, who is visiting friends in Sonoma County, said he was able to trade for five patches so far during his travels. Officer Deaton talked with Sharif about the differences and similarities of being in Police Officer in the United States and Switzerland and at the end, exchanged department patches. As a kind gesture, Sharif even gave us some chocolate from Switzerland. Thank you, Sharif, it was a pleasure to meet you.

Its National Dispatcher Appreciation Week (April 8-14)! Our dedicated team of dispatchers have been showered with well-deserved appreciation and recognition by their team and community: gift baskets (Thank you Sonoma Sheriff dispatch ), flowers and cards of thanks and the most important…. COFFEE! Also, on Tuesday, the Cotati City Council declared the week of April 8th-14th, 2018, to be National Telecommunicators Week in Cotati in honor of the woman and men whose diligence and professionalism keep our city and citizens safe. Today, Guy Fieri partnered with Windsor High School culinary students to cook and serve an amazing meal at the annual dispatcher’s appreciation luncheon.