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Sausalito Police Celebrate 125 Years of Service

Post Date:02/02/2018 1:30 PM
The year 2018 marks the Sausalito Police Department's 125th anniversary, making the department one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in Marin County. From dealing with the rum runners of the 1920s to combating today's internet-based crimes, the Sausalito Police Department has served our community with professionalism and honor.

Over the past 125 years, the Sausalito Police Department has been a leader in progressive policing. The department's accomplishments include:
  • Practicing community policing before the term "community policing" existed
  • Becoming one of the first agencies in Marin to use motorcycles for law enforcement
  • Being one of the first police departments in the nation to subject candidates for law enforcement positions to pre-hire psychological examinations to determine their suitability to be an officer
  • Actively adopting new technologies like the license plate recognition camera system now being used to identify stolen vehicles as they enter the City
The men and women who have worn the Sausalito Police badge and patch have been a talented group, with a large number of officers rising to positions of authority within the department and at other agencies. In addition to officers who rose through the ranks to become Chief of Police for the City of Sausalito, Sausalito Police veterans have gone on to serve as Sheriff of Marin County, Undersheriff of Marin County, Special Agent in Charge of the State Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement Office in San Francisco, and as Fire Chief for a municipality in Sonoma County.  

In celebration of the department's history, Sausalito Police Chief John Rohrbacher has authorized members of the department to wear a commemorative badge from January 31, 2018 until February 1, 2019. Any questions about the commemorative badge or the history of the Sausalito Police Department may be directed to Lieutenant Bill Fraass at (415) 289-4171 or bfraass@sausalito.gov.  
 
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