In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils have established a Quiet Zone effective immediately. The train horn will not blow at railroad crossings.

Citizen Police Academy offered in Spanish

Posted on January 13, 2017


The San Rafael Police Department is holding their first Spanish Citizens Police Academy to serve the City’s Spanish-speaking population. The Citizens Police Academy (CPA) is an interactive, behind-the-scenes, ten-week program, offered free of charge. The classes will be held in the City Council Chambers every Wednesday night starting March 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The course will conclude on May 31, 2017 with a graduation ceremony. Topics covered will include: crime scene investigations, narcotics investigations, traffic investigations, DUI enforcement, vehicle stops, SWAT operations, use of force tactics, and an introduction to the K9 unit.

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