Community Events & Annual Programs
Organized by PCSO or various community groups. Includes fairs and festivals, parades, fundraisers, CSOs coordinate sheriff’s office personnel, equipment, and materials best suited for the needs of the event or resources requested. CSOs work closely with the STAR Volunteer Coordinator to staff a PCSO booth or table with crime prevention literature, participatory activities, and safety giveaway items. PCSO can attend events within city limits with the permission of the local police agency. To view upcoming events PCSO is taking part in please visit the YCS calendar.
Community Services Calendar
Community Awareness Academy
Held in March and October at the Auburn Justice Center citizens are invited to learn about PCSO functions, policies and procedures, and get more involved in the community. CSOs schedule presentations two nights per week over a four week period from members of special units within the sheriff’s office including: air operations; Search and Rescue; the bomb squad; the Special Enforcement Team; the marine unit; investigations; hostage negotiators; the drug task force; and K-9 team. Attendees also take “field trips” to the Placer County Jail and morgue, 911 dispatch center, as well as the air operations hangar. Reservations can be made by calling 530-889-6922.
Cops and Coffee
Substation or service center commanders meet with community members or groups to discuss current PCSO issues. Presentation format is informal, unstructured and allows for audience participation. Contact Sgts assigned to the Colfax Substation 530-346-2256 or Foresthill Service Center 530-367-3570 for more information.
Cuddles for Comfort
In the month of December members of the YCS Unit visit two Placer County hospitals in an effort to spread holiday cheer. They visit all patients, permitted by hospital staff, and provide them with a new stuffed toy animal.Donations are collected throughout the year by PCSO. Contact the South Placer Substation 916-652-2400 to make a donation.
Day with a Deputy
Sponsored by the Placer County Sheriff’s Council. Members of numerous PCSO units showcase equipment and provide demonstrations to event attendees, free of charge. Local businesses are invited to take part and funds raised go toward the purchase of non-budgeted law enforcement items such as Pepperball Systems, Ballistic Shields, Tasers, Tactical Flashlights, and Night Vision Scope.
Generally conducted at the sheriff’s main office in the Auburn Justice Center at the request of small community groups such as boy and girl scouts, preschools and home schools, or service clubs. Along with providing access to the 9-1-1 dispatch center, indoor firearms range, and various patrol units, CSOs provide a simplified overview of what PCSO does and the numerous functions of personnel. CSOs are also capable of incorporating stranger danger, gun safety, and 9-1-1 information for children groups.
Prescription Take Back
Held twice a year at locations throughout the county and coordinated by Placer County Environmental Engineering and the county’s Health and Human Services Department. Members of law enforcement participate by staffing locations where citizens can drop off unused or expired prescriptions, over the counter and veterinary medications. Sharps or lancets, medical waste, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, or illicit drugs are not accepted.For more information call 530 889-7238.
Project Blue Light
In the month of December citizens can honor fallen officers by displaying blue lights on the outside of their home in porch or garage lights, or as part of holiday decorations. PCSO enters a vehicle in the Festival of Lights parade held in the City of Auburn and decorates the unit with blue lights. CSOs can also provide posters or fliers to businesses or individuals that would like to support the program.