Placer County Sheriff’s Department

Community thanks first responders

The role of first responders – forever intertwined with Sept. 11, 2001 – was remembered and honored Thursday evening in Auburn. With the park not available on the actual eight ...

Ride with Pride brings great joy

This is a thanks to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department for the Ride with Pride held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. Our grandsons attended this event for the first time and ...

Information sought on woman’s death

Officials are seeking information about woman’s body that was possibly dumped at a Loomis school July 3. The body of Charsha Rene Smith was found about 10 feet from Boyington Ro ...

Was $4 million copter a smart buy for Placer County?

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department recently spent $4 million on a fancy helicopter. Was that money well spent? It depends on your point of view. Jim Holmes was the only P ...

Add a new $4 million helicopter to Placer County’s hangar

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department has taken delivery of its new American Eurocopter, the single most expensive piece of equipment ever purchased by the county. The copter i ...

‘Justine’s Fund’ dinner pays tribute to Auburn teen, benefits those who fought on her behalf

The fourth annual “Justine’s Fund” dinner will be from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St. in Auburn. The dinner is held in memory of Justin ...

Sheriffs’ helicopter gets all-clear

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department’s new helicopter is cleared for financial liftoff. With crime-fighting equipment still to be installed, actual patrols are targeted to s ...