Help Keep Mill Valley Beautiful – Report Vandalism

We need your help! The Mill Valley Police Department has had an increased reporting of vandalism in Mill Valley. Please help keep Mill Valley clean and beautiful by reporting graffiti or vandalism as soon as you see it or removing it promptly if it is on your property.

To report vandalism call the Mill Valley Police Department at (415) 389-4100.

When graffiti is reported, a member of the Police Department will visit the site to photograph the graffiti and see if anyone in the area saw who created the damage or if there are security cameras in the area. 

Most vandals are young people, from grade schoolers to teens to young adults.  They usually damage property for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Boredom
  • Anger
  • Revenge
  • Defiance
  • Alliance

How You Can Help Prevent Vandalism:

Educate - Young people need to know the costs of vandalism. Remind them that vandalism is a crime, it can be expensive to clean and is sometime irreparable.

Report - If you see anyone committing vandalism, report it to the police, school authorities, or someone who can take action as soon as possible.

Protect – Protect your house, apartment, or business from vandalism by using good lighting and installing close circuit cameras. This can help in deterring and/or capturing individuals who are doing the vandalism.

Clean - Clean up vandalism as soon as it happens -- replace signs, repair playground equipment, paint over graffiti.

Get involved - Support recreational programs for young people in your community. Volunteer your time, and help in any way you can.