GVPD Divisions

The Grass Valley Police Department is committed to reducing crime and improving the quality of life in our community, which is why our police services include the following divisions.

Patrol Division

The primary functions of the Patrol Division are to provide prompt response to community requests for police assistance and to implement proactive measures that reduce and prevent criminal activity through Community Oriented Policing Programs. Within our COPP program, patrol officers implement self-initiated crime prevention measures by partnering with community members.

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Detective Division

The Detective Division serves investigative functions for the department. Members assigned to this division have been promoted from patrol, work in plainclothes and conduct follow-up on felony investigations initiated by the Patrol Division as well as certain misdemeanors, as deemed appropriate.

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Narcotics Division

The Narcotics Division currently consists of one officer who works with the Nevada County Narcotics Task Force. The task force investigates narcotics trafficking, manufacturing of controlled substances and cultivation of illegal marijuana.

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Property & Evidence Division

The Property and Evidence Division is in charge of all property brought into the police department. This includes items taken for evidence, safekeeping, retrieved stolen items and found bicycles. Items are releasable by appointment only. When coming to claim your property you must show a picture ID or other appropriate paperwork. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8am-4pm. Please call (530) 274-4323 and ask for the evidence technician to schedule an appointment. Looking to have property returned to you, click here.

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Strategic Response Team

The Grass Valley Police Department is dedicated to partnerships within our amazing community which is why we’ve created a task force dedicated to community quality of life issues.  SRT Officers liaison with community groups and individuals regarding criminal activities and prevention, quality-of-life issues, and facilitate problem solving and follow-up.

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Bike Patrol

Bike Patrol officers are used primarily during special events that occur within the city. Bicycle Patrol allows for access to areas inaccessible to police cruisers and increases communication between the officers and the public.

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