Emergencies Dial 9-1-1

Phone:(530) 477-4600
Address:129 South Auburn Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
E -mail: comments@gvpd.net

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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 are each assigned a portion of the city that they work with in crime prevention.

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.

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.

Property and Evidence
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 Tuesday through Friday from 8am-4pm. Please call (530) 477-4600 and ask for the evidence technician to schedule an appointment.

DUI Program “Avoid the Five”
The Grass Valley Police Department is the county coordinator for DUI activities throughout Nevada County. As such, we coordinate a number of Sobriety Checkpoints as part of a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The goal of this program is to reduce the number of victims killed and injured in alcohol-involved cases. Statistics and further information for Nevada County can be found at the OTS website.
SIT Team
The Special Incident Team is comprised of highly trained professionals who respond to high-risk incidents. Team members undergo extensive training to work as a cohesive group when dealing with priority situations. In addition, a hostage negotiator is assigned to the team.
Bicycle Patrol
The Bike Patrol units 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.  
School Resource Officer
The School Resource Officer is a member of the Patrol Division who is located on the campus of Park Avenue Alternative Education Center. The SRO works with school administrators, parents and the juvenile justice system. The goal of the program is to hold juvenille offenders accountable for their actions through both school policies and procedures and the justice system.