Placerville Seeks new Police Chief - Will not Contract out to EDSO
Placerville City Council decided unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting to keep the city police department rather than to contract with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department to provide law enforcement services. An emotionally charged, standing-room-only, and very articulate crowd presented their case for community policing and they were heard.
With the May 17 retirement of police chief, George Nielsen, the city is at a critical point — whether it is wiser to keep a city police force and recruit for a new police chief or to contract out for police services with the county and save money.
“It’s important at this time to look at all the options available to the city to make sure we are providing the best option,” said City Manager Cleve Morris as he introduced a report reviewing the city’s options. The report, which can be found on the city’s Website, ...