Accomplishments and Goals

Accomplishments Calendar Year 2015

  • Patrol
    • After receiving federal grant funding in the amount of $137,000, Automated License Plate Reader cameras were installed on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and have assisted in criminal investigations, as well as the apprehension of felony suspects.
    • Received $300,000 in COPS grant funding for personnel.
    • Received $10,000 in grant funding to purchase ballistic vests.
    • Continued bicycle patrol presence in schools, neighborhoods, and business districts.
    • After thorough research and evaluation, Central Marin Police Authority implemented a Body Worn Camera program.  All uniformed Police Officers have been issued cameras and are required to turn them on during citizen contacts.  The Body Worn Cameras have been instrumental in reducing the number of citizen complaints, as well as to increase the relationship with the community through transparency. 
  • Traffic
  • The Traffic team added two full-time positions for a total of five traffic officers
  • CMPA conducted a DUI and Driver License checkpoint in our jurisdiction with the assistance of the Marin County “Avoid the 13” partner agencies.  The checkpoint resulted in over 1,500 drivers being screened, while two were arrested for DUI. 
  • CMPA received a $173,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety violations, DUI enforcement, and occupant protection.
  • Using grant funds the Traffic Unit purchased a new 2016 BMW police motorcycle, a  new Lidar unit, and new motorcycle helmets for the entire traffic team.
  • Conducted several bicycle, pedestrian safety, and distracted driving enforcement operations in Corte Madera, Larkspur, and San Anselmo.
  • Purchased two used motorcycles from the San Rafael Police Department.  The purchase was completed at no cost to the Authority due to the auctioning off of three department motorcycles that had exceeded their life expectancy.
  • Members of the Traffic team attended and successfully completed the POST Basic Motorcycle School and the Basic Accident Investigation School.
  • Oversaw the participation of Central Marin Police Officers participating in 12 other DUI checkpoints throughout Marin County.
  • Conducted bicycle safety operations through enforcement and education
  • Participated in the Safe Routes to School program and Street Smarts program.
  • Facilitated community meetings addressing traffic safety issues.
  • Conducted traffic studies to address citizen concerns and allocate traffic resources to combat overall traffic safety.
  • Field Training Officer
    • Restructured Field training Officer Program.
    • Successfully trained 4 new Police Officer Recruits and 5 new Police Cadet Recruits.
    • Selected 1 new Field Training Officer.
    • Coordinated with POST to begin finalizing a new Field Training Manual. 
  • Police Cadet
    • Increased the number of Cadet Personnel to ten part-time employees.
    • Increased tasks of Cadets to include front counter service, parking enforcement, towing abandoned vehicles, and assisting with basic clerical functions.     

  • Evidence
    • Continued contracting services with the Sausalito Police Department with annual revenue to Central Marin Police Authority of over $30,000.
    • Increased role of crime scene investigating to include sharing services with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office on high profile crimes.
    • Assisted in crime scene processing of two major felony investigations in Sausalito.
    • Assisted in evidence collection of two drug related felony cases that will result in asset forfeiture funds.
    • Attended the California Association of Property and Evidence Training seminar.
    • Assigned to oversee the evidence management of the Body Worn Camera videos. 
  • Critical Response Unit
    • Special Response Team (SRT) conducted and/or assisted outside law enforcement agencies with the service of 4 high risk search warrants.
    • SRT hosted Active Shooter update training at The Village for all the shopping center employees.
    • Crisis Negotiations team (CNT) regularly cross-trained with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
    • SRT participated in the yearly statewide SWAT challenge, a physical fitness competition.
    • CNT attended California Association of Hostage Negotiators trainings.
    • Received a $12,000 grant for the purchase of a new Critical Response Unit (CRU) trailer.
    • SRT hosted civilian preparedness classes for various businesses and members of the community.
    • Continued monthly training for SRT members and quarterly training for CNT members.
    • Selected 2 new CNT members and 4 new SRT members.

Program Goals for Calendar Year 2016

  • Patrol
    • Continue to maximize the efficiency of Patrol personnel to respond to calls for service
    • Increase the level of proactivity to accomplish a reduction in property crimes.
    • Increase our bicycle patrols throughout our communities.
    • Further the development and mentoring of our Patrol Supervisors.
  • Traffic
    • Continue to administer the grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety which includes the purchase of additional equipment and funding reimbursement for enforcement and education operations.
    • Apply for an additional California Office of Traffic Safety grant to provide for additional equipment and traffic safety programs for 2016/2017.
    • Continue to be responsive to specific community and citizen needs.
    • Train one new traffic officer in motorcycle school and collision investigation courses.
    • Implement an on-call traffic program.
    • Continue working with allied agencies to share resources and combat overall traffic safety issues.

  • Field Training Officer
    • Complete rewriting of the Field Training Manual.
    • Obtain POST approval of the updated Field Training program.
    • Continue the bi-weekly briefing training program, conducted by the Field Training Officers.
  • Police Cadet
    • Continue to expand cadets’ role.
    • Examine improvements to maximize the cadets’ roles and responsibilities.
    • Improve the oversight of the cadet program.
  • Evidence
    • Receive increased training in crime scene analysis.
    • Conduct more frequent audits of the property room.
  • Critical Response Unit
    • Participate in a multi-day county wide training integrating both SRT and CNT units.
    • Train newly appointed SRT and CNT members.
    • Apply for further grant funding for additional safety equipment.
    • Attend the yearly statewide SWAT challenge training.
    • Conduct joint in-house trainings with both SRT and CNT members.
    • Create a new Critical Response Unit Operations Manual.