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The College of Marin Police Department is accredited by Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Police services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you need to speak with an officer and no one is in the office when you arrive, please call the police dispatch number (415) 485-9696 to determine the estimated time of return or to arrange contact.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Marin Community College District Police Department is to enhance the educational process by providing a safe and secure environment through professional service to our college community.

Philosophy of Policing

In order to build and maintain a positive, supportive, and cooperative relationship between the College Community and the Police Department, it is important to know and understand the philosophy of policing and police service that is the backbone of the Marin Community College District Police Department.

It is our responsibility, as a police department and as police personnel, to do whatever is legally, morally, and ethically correct to maintain the public safety and to keep the Marin Community College campuses safe and crime free. To do this, it is important for every police person to seek the delicate balance between the spirit of the law, and the letter of the law. It is our job to use common sense in doing what is necessary to keep the community safe, without being looked upon as being overly aggressive and oppressive.

We, as a police department, are here to do many things. Among them is to do a quality of work that is of the highest order of excellence and professionalism. Our arrests will be solid, not borderline or marginal. Our conduct will be above reproach. We will work continuously to build better rapport with our culturally diverse community. 

COM Police car with Mt. Tam