Police Administration

Our Police Administration consists of the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, four Lieutenants, one civilian Police Technical Services Manager, one Administrative Assistant, and one Management Analyst.

The Chief and Deputy Chief have authority over the Department’s three divisions: Field Services (including Patrol Operations, Investigations, and Traffic), Professional Standards, and Technical Services.

Please take a moment to meet our Administration team below or download the Petaluma Police Department Organization Chart to learn more.

In January of 2022 the Department launched a 3-year Strategic Plan.  This strategic plan emphasizes the importance of taking care of people who take care of our community to accomplish our current goals and priorities to keep Petaluma the place we all want to call home for community members, families, and businesses.  The intent of the plan is to develop goals and objectives to best address challenges, both presently and into the future.


Chief of Police Brian Miller - Serving Since 2005

Deputy Chief Nick McGowan - Professional Standards Division - Serving Since 2006

Lieutenant Jeremy Walsh - Field Services Division- Serving Since 2002

Lieutenant Garrett Glaviano - Field Services Division - Serving Since 2005

Lieutenant Matt Parnow - Field Services Division - Serving Since 2008

Manager Tina Thomsen - Technical Services Division- Serving Since 1996

Lieutenant - Vacant

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