About CMPA

About the Central Marin Police Authority:

The Central Marin Police Authority is a full service Police agency for the communities of Corte Madera, Larkspur, San Anselmo and portions of Greenbrae. The communities consolidated police services on January 1, 2013 after two years of planning and public discussion.

The Central Marin Police Authority was formed under a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between the Town of Corte Madera, City of Larkspur, and the Town of San Anselmo. Two members from each City/Town Council sit on and represent the Central Marin Police Council. Overall management of the Police Authority is the function of the Management Committee comprised of the City and Town Managers of each jurisdiction.

Operational function of the Authority is assigned to the Chief of Police. The Central Marin Police Authority has an annual budget of $11.4 million with 58 employees (45 sworn).

The Authority provides police services to the communities of Corte Madera, Larkspur, San Anselmo and portions of Greenbrae, comprising of approximately 35,000 residents.

 Police Authority Mission Statement:

To provide the communities of Corte Madera, Larkspur and San Anselmo with the highest quality of police services – Services that meet present and future community expectations.

Police Authority Motto:

“Service to OUR communities”

Organizational Values:

We, the members of the Central Marin Police Authority, are committed to creating and maintaining a partnership with OUR communities which is built on a foundation of honesty, fairness, compassion, trust and loyalty. In doing so we will strive to adhere to the following principles:



We dedicate ourselves both professionally and personally to maintaining the highest level of honesty and moral principles.



We are committed to providing quality service and being responsive to the needs of our citizens.

We strive to ensure that the quality of life enjoyed today by our communities is preserved for future generations.

We take pride in ourselves, our work, our organization, our fellow employees and the communities we serve.

We strive to lead by example and by empowering our fellow employees to succeed.