Placerville Police

PPD Bike Patrol Unit gets two new rides

The community harnessed the power of social media to purchase two new bicycles for the Placerville Police Department Bike Patrol Unit, compliments of the community. It all started with the Facebook group “The El Dorado County Watch” wanting to find a way to show support for the stepped up presence of police patrols on bike […]

Law enforcement cracking down on holiday drunk driving

This time of year, with all the holiday office parties and festive occasions with friends and families, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, Placerville Police Department has a message for you: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Due to the increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each […]

PPD wins for NNO

Once again the Placerville Police Department is proud to announce that it took first place in California for its festivities from National Night Out and took fourth in the United States for this summer’s National Night Out event (cities under 15,000 population). This is based on the block parties from Aug. 5, where the city of […]

Trick-or-treat … drink-or-drive

Halloween is quickly approaching, which for many people means celebrating with alcohol. As you carve your pumpkin or pick out a costume this year, keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely. Placerville Police Department is reminding […]

Placerville Police Dept. offers phone app

The Placerville Police Department announced its newly released mobile device app. This is a free app which can be downloaded from your app store. The app offers several modules to include: • Crime mapping • Anonymous crime reporting • Sex offender mapping • School resource officer • Commend police personnel • Volunteer information • Links […]

Alleged carjacker arrested

The Placerville Police Department made an arrest in the carjacking that occurred on June 9. PPD identified Kenneth Krohn, 31, as a suspect in the case and notified all law enforcement agencies in the area. EDSO deputies located Krohn walking on Durock Road in Shingle Springs. He was taken into custody without incident. Krohn led […]

Restorative Policing clean-up efforts continue

On Sunday, April 6, the clean-up of trash and waste left behind from illegal homeless camps continued in Placerville. A volunteer effort coordinated by the El Dorado County Watch and city of Placerville brought over 30 citizen volunteers, council members and support from local businesses and community based organizations. The event was the continuation of […]

Help PPD clean up camps

This Sunday, March 2, at 10 a.m., the Placerville Police Department will be following up on last week’s outreach operation that left a significant amount of trash along hillsides due to a temporary overwhelming of resources. If you are interested in volunteering some time and don’t mind getting dirty, meet at the Placerville Police Department […]

PPD ranks first in nation for NNO

The Placerville Police Department announced that the city of Placerville ranked first place nationwide for National Night Out 2013 festivities. The Placerville Police Department was notified Dec. 5 of achieving first place in the State of California and first place in the entire United States (under 15,000 population) for the coordinated effort between the department […]

Increased reports of auto theft

The Placerville Police Department is reminding everyone to keep their vehicles locked and always remove valuables. It has investigated six reports in the past two weeks. Auto thefts are typically “Crimes of Opportunity.” Thieves tend to avoid secured vehicles, parked in well-lighted areas and target easily accessed vehicles to reduce the risk of detection. Owners […]

PPD joins Distracted Driver enforcement campaign

Placerville Police Department is participating in the California Office of Transportation (OTS) Distracted Driver enforcement campaign. Officers from the Placerville Police Department will have increased patrols targeting distracted drivers, using their cell phones while driving, throughout the month of June. Perhaps you’ve seen the dramatic public service announcements on TV, which portray motor vehicle accidents […]

P’ville PD now connected with Nixle

Law enforcement has learned that timely information saves lives and prevents rumors. Nixle is a communication system that connects the community with the police department and assists with releasing timely information. Placerville Police Department is now connected with Nixle. Nixle allows the Placerville Police Department to reach the community quickly and effectively. Officers on the […]

PPD cracks down on driver handheld use

The Placerville Police Department teamed up with The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the California Highway Patrol, and 36 other law enforcement agencies across the greater Sacramento region to eliminate motorists’ hand-held cell phone use and texting. The effort was a special federally […]

SHIELD program changes qualified age

The Placerville Police Department has expanded its SHIELD volunteer program to now include qualified persons age 21 and up. The SHIELD. acronym has been modified to stand for “Specialized Help In Enforcement like Duties.” SHIELD volunteers can participate in a variety of areas to include: vehicle maintenance, office work, traffic control, special events, National Night Out, […]

Hangtown Christmas Parade cancelled

Placerville Police Department determined that it was unsafe to allow the Hangtown Christmas Parade to continue. There were several determining factors in making this decision, one of which was the weather. The storm drains were being overwhelmed by all the rain fall and there is an extreme amount of pooling water around storm drains throughout […]

City NNO Aug. 7

The Placerville Police Department invites the community to join its National Night Out (NNO) festivities throughout Placerville this coming Tuesday evening, Aug. 7. The kick-off ceremony will be at Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises (MORE), 399 Placerville Drive at 5 p.m. This yearPlacerville celebrates the 29th anniversary of NNO, America’s crime and drug prevention event with […]

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