Welcome to the Moraga Police Department

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Nixle Updates

COVID-19 Nixle Update - 05/07
COVID-19 Nixle Update - 04/17
COVID-19 Nixle Update - 04/16

COVID-19 Nixle Update - 04/10

COVID-19 Nixle Update - 03/31

COVID-19 Nixle Update - 03/27

COVID-19 Nixle Update - 03/24

COVID-19 Nixle Update - 03/23
COVID-19 Nixle Update - 03/19

COVID-19 Resource Links


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Emergency Operations Plan

The Moraga Town Council recently approved the revised Emergency Operations Plan for the Town. Although no document can list or account for all of the possibilities in a disaster or critical incident, this plan is intended to be the guiding document for the Town during one of these times. You can review it by clicking here.

Evacuation Zones:

The Town of Moraga has been divided into 23 separate evacuation zones. This allows emergency responders to notify a specific geographical area of the need to evacuate, using the Contra Costa County Community Warning System. There is a description of each zone, including potential routes and meeting points (collection areas). However, in a true emergency, these may be changed due to the type and location of the emergency to avoid sending residents into harm's way. Click here to review the zone map. Click here for important information about how to prepare for a possible evacuation.


Chief's Message

Welcome to the Moraga Police Department website. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our Department. The members of the Moraga Police Department are dedicated to providing excellent service to the residents of and visitors to Moraga, helping to instill a sense of well-being and security for everyone. Moraga is a vibrant community, filled with community pride, volunteerism and residents dedicated to creating and maintaining an excellent quality of life. Our community is enhanced by St. Mary’s College, whose staff and students have called Moraga home since 1928. I am proud to be a SMC Gael Alum! The Moraga Police Department is honored to be a part of and serve the entire Town.

I am proud to not only lead our long standing tradition of service to our community, but to also constantly search for new ways to do so. Sir Robert Peele, who founded the London Metropolitan Police, said that one of the principles of policing is “…to maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police.” We cannot do our jobs without your support and will continue to work hard to earn and maintain both your support and trust.

We are part of the Moraga community and are excited to be involved with and meet residents and visitors alike. Please feel free to reach out to me with any suggestions of how we can do that or if you would like an officer to visit with or speak to your group. I encourage you to join us at one of our Coffee with a Cop functions, attend a Town Hall meeting or meet us at a community event. Please also subscribe to our Nixle.com feed, through which we provide important information about crime alerts, traffic problems and community activities.

I have an open door and do my best to answer e-mails, letters and phone calls.
Please contact me with any concerns, compliments or ideas of what we can do to work together and keep Moraga a safe community.

On behalf of our entire department, thank you for your support! We will continue to work hard and protect and serve our community. Thank you for helping us to keep Moraga safe!



"NIXLE" Moraga's Public Notification System

The Town of Moraga with "Nixle" provides our community real time
information that may be of interest. This service allows the Town to communicate road closure and
emergency information, press releases, and community event information quickly and easily. All Lamorinda area residents are encouraged to subscribe for this service, which is free other than data plan fees for mobile phones. The messages from the Town can be sent via text message, email, and over the web.

To subscribe, click on the link on the Town’s website. It takes minutes to subscribe, so please register for this public notification service.



Firearms Safety / Free Gun Locks / Unwanted Firearms

Firearms Safety is critically important in Moraga and every other community. Both State Law and Town Ordinance require you to store your firearms, ensuring they are not accessible by children. Firearm owners can be held criminally liable and go to jail if their guns are unlawfully used or discharged by children.

The Moraga Police Department offers free gun locks to anyone who wants one. Gun locks are available at the Police Department front counter (M-F, 9am-5pm) or from any Moraga Police officer. We provide a gun lock, distributed by Project ChildSafe, that is a cable-style gun lock that requires that most firearms are unloaded when they are locked, providing another layer of safety. Other types of gun locks for specific firearms can be located here. Additionally, gun safes and other locking containers that are secured to a floor or wall are effective tools in preventing firearms from being stolen in a burglary.

The Moraga Police Department will also dispose of any unwanted firearms, free of charge. Bring your unwanted firearm, of any type, to the Police Department. Leave the firearm secured in your vehicle when you arrive and an officer will meet with you, retrieve the firearm and accept it for desctruction. All of these firearms are destroyed at no cost to you.

Please help keep our community safe by ensuring your firearms are secured at all times. The Moraga Police can provide you with educational information for use in teaching children about firearms safety and to not touch unattended firearms.

Call Moraga Police at (925) 888-7055 for more information.



Pharmaceutical Disposal Bin Available in Police Lobby

In association with both the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District and the Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, and with the approval of the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, the Moraga Police Department offers a receptacle for expired or unwanted prescription drugs. The disposal bin is located in the lobby of the Police Department and can be utilized Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:45 PM.

To utilize this service, please take pills out of their containers and put them in a ziplock bag which is provided, then deposit the bag into the bin. All other items stay in their respective containers and put in ziplock bags. Creams go in separate ziplock bags away from liquids.

The goal of this service is to keep medications from entering our water system, which benefits everyone.

Just a reminder, MPD do not take sharps. Sharps can only be dropped off at Moraga/Orinda Fire Station 41 on Moraga Way.