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Posted on: December 5, 2023

2024 RSVP Permits

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2024 RSVP Permits Available now!

The City of Mill Valley’s Resident Shopper Vehicle Permits (RSVP) will be available for purchase until the end of the year. 

We encourage online or mail in purchases at: https://www.cityofmillvalley.org/250/Parking

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Mill Valley Santa Food Drive 2023

Santa and the Mill Valley Police Department will be at the Mill Valley Market collecting non-perishable food for families in need. After checking his naughty and nice list, Santa will be doing a ride-along with our officers through neighborhoods in Mill V...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

MVPD Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety

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Mill Valley Police Department Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for Traffic Enforcement Program to Increase Safety on Roads

Mill Valley, Calif. – The Mill Valley Police Department was awarded a $52,000.00 grant from the California O...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Sycamore Village Closure

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Boo-loved residents of Sycamore Village and neighboring ghouls and goblins, as many of you know, Sycamore Village is a very popular area for trick-or-treaters.  As in years past, we've carved out a plan to ensure the night remains more treat than...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Faith and Blue Event Postponed

This event has been postponed - Thank you for your interest!

The Mill Valley Police Department is partnering with the Tiburon Police Department and Belvedere Police Department to host the Faith and Blue event on October 8th, 2023 from 10am - 2pm! The event...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

E-Bike Awareness

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Earlier this month, the Mill Valley Police Department and the Marin County Bicycle Coalition partnered to offer the first Teen E-Bike Safety Class for juveniles who were contacted by the Mill Valley Police Department. Following the enactment of the new Mi...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

MUP Safety Day

Last Tuesday, September 12, 2023, the Mill Valley Police Department, Marin County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, and Marin County Parks collaborated to host a bicycle/E-bike safety event at the Mill Valley/Sausalito Multi-Use-Path. &...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Mill Valley's Growing Senior Population and the Rise of Elderly Scams

Mill Valley is undergoing a significant surge in its senior population. By 2030, nearly 40% of Mill Valley's community members will be aged 60 or above. Alarmingly, scams targeting this age bracket have soared, with California sadly topping the list for t...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Mill Valley Police Department Educates Residents on Active Threat Preparedness

Nestled amid the serene beauty of Mill Valley, the community has experienced moments that have starkly contrasted with its peaceful ambiance. In 2018, residents were urged to shelter in place following a violent dispute between a tenant and his landlord j...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Contactless Pay at Parking Meters

How to mobile pay at the parking meters:

1. Tap the green OK button to activate

2. Contactless pay will activate

3. Hold your contactless payment up to the meter

4. Use the +/- to select your time

5. Tap green OK button to approve

For more information, please p...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

New Officers Joining MVPD!

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Within the last month, the Mill Valley Police Department has had the pleasure in welcoming 3 new police officers. 2 graduated from the Santa Rosa police academy and 1 is a transfer from the San Jose PD. 

Officer Joe Devine began at the MVPD a few ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Save the Date for the Elder Fraud Community Summit on August 23

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Elder Fraud Community Summit

Guard against elder fraud! Learn to spot scams, protect finances, and secure your peace of mind. Knowledge is power!

Don't miss the opportunity to join a discussion on elder fraud, a crucial topic that impacts seniors locally an...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Mill Valley PD Announces New Parking Enforcement Vehicle Autochalk Technology

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May 31, 2023

The Mill Valley Police Department (MVPD) is rolling out its newest Parking Enforcement vehicle, which is equipped with six cameras capable of scanning and digitally chalking parked vehicles. Referred to as “AutoChalk,” the new technology gives...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

E-Bike Education Continues - Citations To Follow

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After weeks of education, officers will begin issuing citations for E-Bike riders that violate the City's new E-Bike Ordinance. Adopted unanimously in April, the ordinance, one of the few passed in the State of California, is an attempt to contro...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

E-Bike Safety Course

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As more and more of our teens ride E-Bikes, you can help them learn more about the rules of the road, E-Bike handling, and emergency maneuvering skills through the Marin County Bicycle Coalition. If your teen is in grades 6-8, you can sign them up for the...

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Posted on: March 22, 2023

Beware of Scams!

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Regularly, the police department receives calls from the public wanting to report a scam or inquiring if something may be a scam. We want to remind the community to watch out for signs of a scam. Not only should you be watching out for yourself but watchi...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

New Parking Enforcement Vehicle

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You will see us out and about test driving our new Parking Enforcement Vehicle. 

This vehicle is currently outfitted with Automatic License Plate Recognition technology. This technology is used for counting and scanning parked vehicles while ignor...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

City of Mill Valley and Community Members Experiencing Homelessness

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February 23, 2023

Homelessness is an issue impacting many communities across the nation, and we share community concerns about the health and safety of our unhoused neighbors in Mill Valley. We want to assure you that the issue of homelessness in our commu...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Security Camera Registration at MVPD

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Join the Mill Valley Police Department by registering your security camera, with our Security Registration program. The program allows for officers to identify potential footage that can assist in their investigation. By doing so, it helps strengthen the ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Rotary Club and Eagle Scouts Construct Outdoor Dining Patio for MVPD

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The Mill Valley Police Department would like to extend our gratitude to the Rotary Club, the City of Mill Valley Public Works Department, and to the Eagle Scouts of Troop 1 for the creation of our new patio dining area for all Mill Valley Police staff. Fu...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Mill Valley Police Department Bicycle Registration

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The Mill Valley Police Department offers a bicycle registration program to help deter theft and to help law enforcement reunite bicycles with their owners. The best way to track a stolen bike or to identify the owner of a found bike, is through the bicycl...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Stop Race-based Calls to the Police ("Bias by Proxy")

Be on the lookout for a mailer heading to Mill Valley City residents this upcoming week!

The City of Mill Valley and the Mill Valley Police Department have teamed up with MVFREE to stop race-based calls to the police ("bias by proxy"). Find out m...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

RSVP Stickers Available to Purchase

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2023 RSVP stickers are available to purchase. The RSVP allows residents free parking, up to the maximum allowable time limit, at any of the City’s parking meters, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. 

Prices will be $66.00 each for Mill...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Mill Valley Police Department is Hiring!

Mill Valley Police Department is hiring for the Police Trainee Position for July 2024

The Mill Valley Police Department is hiring! We are accepting lateral officers, academy graduates, and current academy attendees. Not only that but we are currently looking for a Police officer trainee in which their academy tuition and fees & uniform...

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Posted on: December 8, 2022

Resident Shopper Vehicle Permits (RSVP) are Available to Purchase Starting on 12/14

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2023 RSVP will be available for sale beginning December 14, 2022. The RSVP allows residents free parking, up to the maximum allowable time limit, at any of the City’s parking meters, seven days a week, from 9 am to 6 pm. 

Prices will be $66.00 eac...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Stick to a "Go Safely" Game Plan: Celebrate the Holiday Season Responsibly

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Mill Valley Police Update on DEI Initiatives

A Message from Police Chief Rick Navarro:

"The Mill Valley Police Department (MVPD) stands firmly on the six pillars of 21st Century Policing. We have leaned forward and not only listened to our community but have taken action. We will continue to wor...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Office of Traffic Safety Grant 2022/23

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Mill Valley Police Department Awarded $28,000 Grant to deter Unsafe Behaviors, Increase Safety on Roads

Mill Valley, Calif. – The Mill Valley Police Department will increase patrols throughout the community and provide other traffic safety programs to help...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Mill Valley Police Department Bicycle Registration

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The Mill Valley Police Department offers a bicycle registration program to help deter theft and to help law enforcement reunite bicycles with their owners. The best way to track a stolen bike or to identify the owner of a found bike, is through the bicycl...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

California Laws Pertaining to E-Bikes

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Electric bicycles, otherwise known as E-Bikes, have become increasingly popular in recent years and the City of Mill Valley has seen an influx in ridership. The Mill Valley Police Department continues to receive complaints regarding unsafe riding of E-Bik...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Drone Safety Tips

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The Mill Valley Police Department has recently received questions regarding the operation of drones. The below list is meant to address concerns surrounding the rules and regulations for operating drones within the City of Mill Valley.

Drone Safety Tips:

  1. Re...
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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Tips to Prevent Residential Burglaries from the Mill Valley Police Department

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The Mill Valley Police Department and other Marin County agencies are experiencing an uptick in residential burglaries. The Mill Valley Police Department is diligently investigating these cases and working with our law enforcement partners.  &...
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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Real-Time Miller Avenue Evacuation Drill Allows Public Safety Staff to Practice Traffic Re-Routing

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In an effort to prepare community members and City first responders for a sudden evacuation order, on Tuesday, January 11th, Mill Valley Police and Public Works staff conducted a vehicle re-routing drill on Miller Avenue. The drill simulated in real-time ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Don't Let Package Thieves Ruin Your Holidays

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The holiday shopping season is upon us. All of those great deals obtained from Black Friday and Cyber Monday will arrive at our doorsteps, meaning increased opportunities for package theft. Here are some ways to avoid becoming the victim of a package thie...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

E-Bikes Safety Tips from the Mill Valley Police Department

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Do you or your child have a new electric bicycle (E-bike)? As we are seeing an influx in E-bikes, we want to make sure that you are taking the proper safety precautions. Make sure your family is following the rules of the road when it comes to riding.

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