Community Events & Annual Programs

Annual Events

Organized by Placer County Sheriff's Office (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. Community Service Officers (CSOs) coordinate 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 our Facebook page.

North Auburn Community Fun Run

Presented by Placer County Sheriff's Office, our annual Fun Run is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th, 2019. 

In honor of the late Deputy Karen Johnson, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual North Auburn Community 5k Fun Run/Walk, benefitting the Special Olympics Northern California.

Karen was an integral part in bringing the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to Placer County. As a Placer County Sheriff’s DARE Instructor, Karen dedicated her time and effort working with children. The run will take place in the Dewitt Center, with the start and finish at the Auburn Justice Center. Join us for a good cause and fun event in North Auburn.

For online registration click HERE. Deadline for online registration is May 16th. Registration is also available on event day, starting at 7:00am. 

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Click HERE for flyer. 

Special Olympics donations accepted anytime. Please click HERE to contribute.

Community Awareness Academy

Thank you for your interest in the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Community Awareness Academy. The Spring 2019 academy is currently full. If you would like to be added to this year’s wait-list you can email CSO Shannon Scofield at [email protected]. Our next academy will be in spring 2020.

We hope that by attending this academy you will be provided a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement’s role in the community, and benefit from learning about our office’s functions, policies and procedures.

Classes take place primarily in the Community Room at the Placer County Sheriff headquarters in the Auburn Justice Center located at 2929 Richardson Drive in north Auburn’s Dewitt Center. Each night will consist of presentations from various units and special teams to include: K-9, Search and Rescue, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (bomb squad), Special Enforcement Team (SWAT team), Marine Patrol, Evidence, Investigations, and more. You will also take “field trips” to the Placer County Jail, 911 dispatch center, as well as the air operations hangar.

Attendees must be at least 18 years of age, reside or work in Placer County and agree to submit to a minor background check.

Cops & 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 sergeants assigned to the Colfax Substation 530-346-2256, Loomis substation 916-652-2426 or Foresthill Service Center 530-367-3570 for more information.

Cuddles for Comfort

In the month of December, members of the Youth Community Services 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 Sheriffs 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:

  • Ballistic Shields
  • Night Vision Scope
  • Pepperball Systems
  • Tactical Flashlights
  • Tasers

Office Tours

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 911 dispatch center, indoor firearms range, and various patrol units, Community Service Officers (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 911 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. Visit the Take Back Day website .