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District 1 Update

Jack Duran
Woodcreek News
October, 2016

New Placer County Sheriff’s Cook – Riolo Community Service Station

When you call for law enforcement in any unincorporated area of the county, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) is the agency that comes to serve. We know them, the green uniforms, white patrol vehicles and gold star. And while those colors and the badge may be the trademarks of the office, what they represent is so much more. Under the consistent guidance of Sheriff Ed Bonner, the state’s most respected sheriff, the agency has the professionalism, tenacity and resources to respond to our community’s changing needs. 

In western Placer we enjoy a relatively low crime rate, thanks in good part to the sheriff’s office. Low crime is one of the many reasons Placer County is a place where people want to live and work. The PCSO, along with local police departments, work hard to keep us safe. But that effort comes with a cost. The men and women of law enforcement work around the clock, every day of the year. While most of us will be enjoying the upcoming holidays with loved ones, the deputies and officers are on the street doing what they do every day of the year. 

The sheriff’s office and the Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District met and identified an opportunity to locate a service station in unused Dry Creek School. The opening of this service station is a result of those discussions with the district and recently the Board approved the rental of a 2,000-square foot space within the former school offices to house the service station. The five-year agreement sets the monthly rent at $500, a bargain, with the district providing maintenance, utilities and custodial services.

The community service station, at the empty school site at PFE and Riolo roads in Roseville, will be used by the district’s school resource officer, sheriff’s deputies and volunteers. It will serve as a place where law enforcement can meet with citizens, write and file reports, and provide a more easily identifiable law enforcement presence for the West Roseville community. 

Now, with the opening of a new community service station at the former Dry Creek Elementary School, the sheriff’s office will have an increased presence in the area to respond to those changing needs. 

Please welcome the Placer County Sheriff’s Office as they move into our community where they will be better able to provide us with the outstanding law enforcement services for which they are known. They, along with Placer County Firefighters, help keep our community safe. You can meet our Dry Creek firefighters at the community BBQ they are hosting at State 100 on Saturday, October 15th at noon. 

As always, it is an honor and a privilege to serve you. I always welcome your feedback and can be reached by e-mail at jduran@placer.ca.gov or by phone at 916-787-8950.
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