The Nevada City Police Department (NCPD) welcomes you to Nevada City, a historic gold town nestled in the Sierra foothills, one of the safest cities in California as well as one of the prettiest.
The dedicated men and women of NCPD have a long history of bringing people together and working out solutions to keep our community a safe and friendly place to live, work and visit. Within the two-square miles of Nevada City, you will often see our officers patrolling streets and parks on foot, in vehicles, or riding bicycles, making one-to-one contacts with residents and visitors in our community.
The Department provides patrol, investigations, crime prevention, traffic enforcement, parking enforcement, drug education and other public safety services and is staffed by an Interim Police Chief, two (2) Sergeants, six (6) Police officers, two (2) Community Service officers, one (1) Civilian clerk, and five (5) Reserve officers. We operate out of City Hall mid-block on Broad Street and welcome walk-ins during business hours (Monday-Thursday; 8:00am -noon and 1:00 - 5:00pm to discuss local issues, trends, report an incident or just say hello.
The Interim Police Chief invites you to contact him with any comments, questions or suggestions you may have at email@example.com or (530) 265-4700. We are committed to serving and protecting the people of Nevada City and welcome the opportunity to work together.
To Contact the Department:
Emergency: 911 or 530-265-2626
Located in City Hall at 317 Broad St., Nevada City, CA 95959
Employee Parking Permits
Business owners and their employees may purchase an Employee Parking Permit from the Police Department. Parking permits are for businesses located in historic downtown. Click here to view full details of the program or come into City Hall and talk with the Police Department Clerk.
The Nevada City Fire Department has worked with the Police Department and other City Departments to create a Disaster Plan for Nevada City. Click here to view further information and the Disaster Plan.
How much is a parking ticket?
Please refer to the Bail Schedule.
I paid my parking ticket. Why did I receive a delinquency notice?
The processing company probably did not receive notification of your payment when they sent out notices of delinquency. You can forward this notice – or simply bring it in to the Police Department and we will make sure the matter is taken care of.
How can I get a copy of a police report?
Police reports are $5.00 for the first five (5) pages and .50 for each additional page. However, some reports cannot be released until the matter has been adjudicated. If the report involves an arrest, it more than likely falls into this category and we advise you to contact the District Attorney’s Office.
I’ve locked my keys in my car – can you help?
Maybe. If your car has automatic locks, we cannot help you. You may need to contact a tow company. We can often unlock manual locks.
Can I drink alcohol on the street during special events?
Each city-sponsored event is different. Contact the Police Department.
I called the Police Department after regular business hours and received a recording. How do I get assistance from the Police Department after regular business hours?
The Police Department is generally open Monday - Thursday; 8:00am - noon and 1:00-5:00pm, unless all officers are needed outside of the office. Our after-hours number is 530-265-2626. If you have an emergency, dial 911.
Can I pay my ticket with a credit or debit card?
At this time we only accept cash, checks, and money orders. If that should change notice will be given.