Town of Ross
Public Safety & Emergency Services

Police Department Information
The Ross Police Department provides 24-hour law enforcement services to the Town of Ross. The importance of community involvement and interaction is stressed at every level of the Department, with some members who have both lived and worked in town for well over 15 years.

While protection of life and property are the primary mission of the Police Department, members work hard to ensure the quality of life that Ross residents have come to enjoy is preserved as well.

The philosophy of Community Oriented Policing is the hallmark of the Ross Police Department and its staff works hard to ensure they remain responsive to the needs of Ross residents, neighborhoods, and community groups.

Erik Masterson, Chief of Police

Erik Masterson, Chief of Police

Erik Masterson was born and raised in Marin County and served in the Army stationed in Europe, prior to starting his career in law enforcement. He worked for the San Rafael Police Department and the San Anselmo Police Department for over 30 years. He has a broad range of experience in police work and many contacts throughout the Marin County law enforcement community. He looks forward to becoming part of the Town of Ross community.

Phone: (415) 453-1453 ext. 101
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Crime Mapping
The Crime Mapping feature allows citizens to view some of the Ross Police Department activity in any given part of Town. Sharing of this information is an important part of providing quality service to our residents. The mapping feature shows types of calls and on-view activity as well as dispatched requests for service from citizens. These incidents are taken directly from our Records Management System and are updated frequently. Keep in mind that some types of calls are screened due to investigative needs and privacy concerns.

Link to Crime Mapping

Home Security Checklist
Please utilize the Home Security Checklist Form to identify areas where your residential security can be enhanced.

Tips to Prevent Becoming a Victim of Theft
Download a copy of Crime Prevention Tips here.

Traffic Enforcement
The Police Department enforces parking and traffic laws throughout town daily. Parking in the downtown area is often difficult, especially during warm days, or scheduled sporting events. Please be aware of the timed limits posted in most areas downtown. Additionally, many parking spaces close to Natalie Coffin Greene Park are restricted. If you receive a parking citation, follow the directions on the reverse side. There are instructions on making the payment, or requesting an appeal. All parking citations issued in Ross are processed through the Marin Parking Authority, Citation Processing Center, P.O. Box 10479, Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479, Phone (800) 989-2058,

The narrow roads and pedestrians require low speed limits on several roads. Be extra careful when driving near the school and when bicyclists are present. If you receive a traffic citation, your options will be available from the Marin Superior Court, Traffic Division. Please visit their website for more details:

New drivers should be familiar with the driving restrictions imposed upon them by the Vehicle Code. Please visit the Department of Motor Vehicles website for special information for teen drivers:

Vacation House Checks
The Ross Police Department offers its residents the service of "Vacation House Checks". If you plan on going out of town and would like the Police Department to check on your home while you are away, please complete the Vacation House Check form.

Comments or Concerns

The Ross Police Department is dedicated to excellent service and wants to hear your comments or concerns. Sergeant Steve Nelson leads our team of dedicated officers who provide all aspects of service.

Sergeant Nelson (415) 453-1453 ext. 153 or Contact via Email.

Helpful Web Links

Current traffic information is available on the internet at:

Ross is pleased to participate in the Street Smarts Marin traffic safety program. Learn more at:

Learn to Share the Road and about Safe Routes to Schools by visiting the Marin Bicycle Coalition at:

FEMA – Are You Ready?

San Francisco 72 Hours

Ross Valley Watershed and Flood Protection

Marin County OES

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Police Department, Town of Ross

Police Department

Erik Masterson
Police Chief

To Report an Emergency
Dial 9-1-1

(415) 453-1453, Option 2

Street Address:
33 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Ross, CA 94957

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 320
Ross, CA 94957