Police Chief John Ruffcorn

Public safety: how far could consolidation go?

When the rumors of a city plan to consolidate the leadership of the Auburn police and fire departments first came out, many in the community imagined firefighters toting guns and c ...

Ruffcorn to take helm as interim director

Auburn officials formally announced their plans to make Police Chief John Ruffcorn the Interim Director of Emergency Service Administration Friday morning – a move that will ...

Meddlers Report – Dec. 9

The Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter ...

Local cops at risk, wives say

Rainy weather and a chill in the air was not enough to keep the wives, families and supporters of several Auburn police officers from demonstrating against what they call, “u ...

High-Elm bottleneck defies easy answer

A troublesome traffic light in Downtown Auburn is raising eyebrows and blood pressure for travelers stuck in its snare. The stoplight at Elm Avenue and High Street has been and on ...

City making headway in battle against begging

Auburn’s war on panhandling is catching the attention of other counties and municipalities throughout California. The campaign is part of a larger effort geared toward endin ...

Another View: Those who give time, energy to projects make Auburn better

Every small town wants to view themselves from the perspective of Sheriff Andy Taylor and the town of Mayberry. But here in Auburn, I believe we are close. Although Police Chief ...

Auburn Police Department to roll out 2 new cruisers

The Auburn Police Department received one of two new Ford Police Interceptors on Friday after it was specially outfitted by a local designer and manufacturer. The department recei ...

Auburn police chief wins support for campaign to curb panhandling

Posters and business cards encouraging people begging for money on the streets of Auburn to seek help rather than handouts are part of a new campaign by the Auburn Police Departmen ...

Unleashed dogs in Auburn parks disturb some residents

Despite an ordinance prohibiting unleashed dogs in Auburn parks, local residents say they have seen many park-goers ignoring the rule. Local law enforcement and Auburn Parks and R ...