The City Marshal's Department

The San Marcos City Marshal's Department is made up of four divisions: 

  • Deputy Marshal division
  • Municipal Court/Warrant division 
  • Park Ranger division
  • Parking Enforcement and Towing Compliance division

Values Statement

The San Marcos City Marshal’s Department, in partnership with the community, are committed to the concept of shared responsibility to identify and solve community problems, to maintain the public safety, and to promote a sense of confidence and security among citizens while remaining astute to the principles and craft of traditional policing.

The employees of the San Marcos City Marshal’s Department take great pride in professionalism. We pursue a working environment in which honesty, integrity, open communications and compassion are part of our character and culture.

The mission of the San Marcos City Marshal’s Department is dynamic and ever-changing. In an effort to best serve our community and provide a safe living environment and high quality of life for our citizens, we strive to utilize our limited resources in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

Our community and our mission have never been more complex than they are today. The pace of change requires a continuing commitment to the training, education and professional development of our employees. We recognize that through a commitment to the highest professional standards, both in the selection and development of our personnel, we can meet the pace of change, instill pride in our community, and accomplish our dutiful obligations in a safe and professional manner. With diligence and devotion, we are committed to the attainment of excellence, an ongoing profession unto itself.

At no time in our history has the availability of technological tools played a more significant role in our ability to enhance our services to the public. We continue to evaluate and consider new applications for innovation in our duties, responsibilities, and conventional methodology. We procure and assimilate cost effective advancements in technology to augment our service delivery and communication within our community.

Effective police service is always considerate of both the human and humane realities of our world. The San Marcos City Marshal’s Department instills in its employees and encourages the use of professional and responsible discretion, guided by effective policy and practice. Individual initiative, enthusiasm, and the value measured use of police discretion are rewarded.

Report an Issue

Homeless Encampment Report

Conduct Report

If we are to be successful in maintaining our cooperative and productive relationship with the public, it is important that we know when we are doing a good job and when we are not. If you have information that you believe is important for us to know, please provide a detailed description of the incident or circumstances through our online Conduct Report Form. We appreciate your participation and will use the information you provide to improve our service to the public. Please note, you may be interviewed by the person receiving this report.

Citation Questions

If you have questions concerning a citation please contact the San Marcos Municipal Court.