The department is open to the public. During hours when the department is closed, visitors can be directly connected to our dispatch center via a phone outside our front entrance. Persons seeking assistance need only lift the phone to be connected with a dispatcher. Should you desire additional information that doesn’t appear on the site, please contact us directly at 415-789-2801 or by using the department directory. We welcome and encourage your thoughts and comments.

Chief's MessageChief Monaghan Headshot

I grew up wanting to serve my community as a police officer and have thoroughly enjoyed the community connections I have made in over 27 years in the profession. I am thrilled and honored to now serve the Tiburon community and the men and women of the Tiburon Police Department as your Chief of Police. I fully understand the responsibility of my role and the privilege bestowed upon me. I am committed to ensuring that the Tiburon Police Department lives up to our mission of working in partnership with our community to ensure public safety and quality of life for all who live, work, and visit Tiburon.

As the policing profession evolves to meet the changing needs and expectations of those we are sworn to serve, we must focus on meaningful and positive changes that ensure delivery of professional policing services in an inclusive and equitable manner. There is no one size fits all for the delivery of police services. We understand this at the Tiburon Police Department and pride ourselves in striving to meet the special needs of all those who make up our Tiburon community.

One of the things I enjoy the most about working in a small town like Tiburon is the close-knit environment and making meaningful connections with the members of our community. My staff and I are here for you. Feel free to reach out and introduce yourself or stop by for a visit at your police department.


The Tiburon Police Department was established in 1972 following the town’s incorporation by eight years. It first operated from 80 Main Street before moving in the late 70’s into surplus military housing near its present site. In 1999 the department moved into its current location at 1155 Tiburon Blvd.

Emergency Operations Center

In addition to normal police activities, the police station also houses the Emergency Operations Center, which is equipped to manage disaster response for Tiburon and Belvedere. The Police Department and Emergency Operations Center are also responsible for developing and maintaining the Emergency Operations Plan for the entire Tiburon Peninsula.

Laurie Nilsen is the Emergency Services Coordinator for both towns. Laurie is responsible for disaster preparedness, maintenance of the Emergency Operations Center and coordination of a wide range of related activities. Laurie can be reached at (415)789-2805.

Division Heads

You can contact staff from the Police Department and get information about their divisions: