Online Reporting - Now Available
If you are reporting a crime where a suspect is known, please either call 911 or our non-emergency telephone number at 530-642-5280.
You may report the following crimes online: Hit and Run-Property Damage Only, Identity Theft, Internet Fraud, Lost Property, Theft, Traffic Collision-Property Damage Only, Vandalism, Business, Residential, and Vehicle Burglary.
COVID - 19
FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES.
The Placerville Police Department is working with all of our community partners as we deal with COVID-19. To help limit the exposure to our community, our personnel, and our families, we are implementing certain measures.
Effective immediately, our response to non-emergency calls will be modified on a case by case basis. Dispatchers will be obtaining information related to the call and if it warrants an officer's appearance, one will be dispatched. If the details of the call reveal that an officer can appropriately handle the incident via a telephone call, the dispatcher will advise the reporting party and an officer will make contact over the phone.
Officers may limit their distance to 6 feet and may have protective masks on during contact with the community. They may request to speak to community members in open air and to have someone step outside of their residence.
Placerville Police Officers will be increasing patrols in our business districts to prevent crimes of opportunity on any vacant businesses. We are fully staffed and deploying our officers at maximum levels.
We are also temporally postponing all Live Scan services. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation during this time.
We appreciate your assistance and patience as we move forward in the next few months. Our officers are just as much a part of this community as all of you. Let's keep them healthy so they can keep you safe.
At the Placerville Police Department, "We are committed to providing the highest quality of service to our community while constantly improving the quality of life our community desires and deserves."
We strive to achieve this through our many different programs, and it would not be possible without our dedicated and professional employees.
The Placerville Police Department is comprised of 20 Sworn Officers and 11 Professional Staff.
Placerville Police Department strives to provide professional service to the community and partner with it to maintain a high quality of life. We use the latest police practices and guidelines to effectively serve the local community with active participation and outreach. in 2013 we implemented two very significant means of alerting our citizens by phone, text, and email from community events and advisories to high level alerts through the use of the Placerville and County of El Dorado OES residential phone based alert system known as Code Red . Additionally, we are incorporating technology with public safety through the use of mobile phone text and email based Nixle alert system for those within the city limits and outlying areas. This adds yet another layer of safety, protection, and awareness to the community.
We are active in community meetings such as; New Morning, Boys and Girls Club, Elder Protection Unit, Parent Project, School Attendance Review Board, Crisis Intervention Team, Skate Park, Domestic Violence Council, Child Abuse Prevention Council, and many more. We have officers who volunteer as coaches, and board members of various volunteer organizations.
If you have had recent contact with a member of our department, we would like to hear about it. Please complete our " Praise an Officer " form and let us know.
If you have ever been interested in a career in Law Enforcement, please visit our human resources page to check our current recruitment positions.
Placerville Police Department
730 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 642-5210 Business Office
(530) 642-5280 Non-Emergency
(530) 642-5258 Fax
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