The Police Department is staffed with 24 employees and 22 Volunteers in Public Safety (VIPS) to serve this unique community located on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Police Department also has oversight of Parking Lot Operations and the Information Technology Department that brings the total employees under the Police Department's management to 37.
ADMINISTRATION: Bears the responsibility for managing the operations of the entire Department including:
- Recruitment, Background Investigations and Personnel Management.
- Budget and Grant Management.
- Professional Standards, Investigation of Citizen Complaints.
- Internal Policy and Legal Updates
- Administrative functions and projects delegated by the City Council or City Manager.
- Planning and Research.
DOCUMENTS: Responsible for the processing of warrants, subpoenas and the preparation of all police reports and correspondence including confidential research generated by departmental personnel. This section also compiles departmental statistics, maintains files, administers payroll, orders supplies and maintains the public counter.
INVESTIGATIONS: Provides secondary follow-up and investigative services for all serious criminal and civil investigations. Crime and Drug Tip-Line: (415) 289-4118.
PATROL: Has the responsibility for carrying out the Department's principal function of regulating criminal activity and for providing emergency and other public services. Sergeants and Officers are assigned on four patrol teams working a 3/12 schedule.
SPECIALTY ASSIGNMENTS: Boat Patrol, Bicycle Patrol, Firearms Instructor, Field Training Officer, Arrest and Control Instructor, and Detectives.
PARKING LOT SERVICES AND PARKING PERMITS: The Police Department oversees the management of the City's parking lots and also issues parking permits to City residents.
PARKING ENFORCEMENT SERVICES: Three Parking Enforcement Officers are responsible for providing vehicle abatement and parking compliance functions for the City. Other activities include the provision of general information and travel directions to Sausalito's visitors.
COMMUNICATIONS: The Department's dispatch operation is provided by the Marin County Sheriffs Office.
TRAINING: Provides the training necessary for the retention of Sausalito's police personnel's Police Officer certifications. State mandated training consists of the Basic Academy, Advanced Officer, Field Training Officer, Middle Management and Executive development courses. Our training program is evaluated by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training as required by State law.
SWORN OFFICER RANKS: Includes a Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeants, Corporals, Detectives, Patrol Officers, and Reserve Officers.
Police Department's Organizational Chart
Non-Emergency Phone: 415-289-4170
Address: 29 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, Ca. 94965