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Police Department Quarterly Newsletter

April 2019

Post Date:04/17/2019 8:45 AM
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Volume 1 | Issue 1 | April 2019

Message from the Chief

I am truly humbled and honored to be the Police Chief for the Town of Truckee. I am very proud to represent all of the hard working men and women of the Truckee Police Department and the community we serve. 

The Truckee Police Department is committed to focusing on Community-Based Policing through collaborating on creative solutions to community issues. We believe in fostering strong communication and transparency with our community as much of our success is due to the strong partnerships we have formed. We will continue to bridge communication gaps through social media, and encourage direct community involvement with the Police Department. We will seek out new opportunities for emerging technology as we move forward as an organization. We will continuously strive to remain a premiere law enforcement agency, and recognize that our community's trust is perishable and we must work everyday to maintain it. With the many opportunities and challenges that law enforcement face today, I am extremely proud and confident in our ability to adapt and remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the best possible police services for our Town.

Robert Leftwich, Chief of Police

January to March 2019 at a Glance

Calls for Service

Truckee PD officers are trained to handle any call, and they receive specialized training in various disciplines almost every month. Truckee PD officers have attended specialized schools such as School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Dive Rescue, Defensive Tactics, Active Shooter, Range Master, and various other specialties. 

Traffic Citations

TPD utilizes several Mobile Traffic Monitors (Speed Trailers), which are set up in different locations throughout the town. The monitors show the driver's speed on a display board, as well as the posted speed limit. These are primarily used as a public relations tool, but it also gathers data. We can then analyze the data to determine if we have a traffic problem that needs to be addressed.

Why Take the Risk? Get Your Pet Micro-Chipped.

Microchips are FREE for pets of residents of the Town of Truckee. Call (530) 582-2484 to make an appointment at the Town of Truckee's Animal Shelter today. For more information on micro-chipping your pets and the Animal Shelter location click here. #ThanksToMaddie. 

Be Bear Aware

Our furry friends are out and about. As cute as they may look, please remember not to chase, feed or otherwise make these animals habituated to humans. Leave them wild. As the weather warms up we see an increase in bear calls in Truckee. It is our goal that we all stay safe, people and bears alike. Our bears are generally docile; they will avoid conflict with people if they can. If you encounter a bear give them an escape route to run away from you, make a ton of noise, and call the police at (530) 550-2320. We work closely with BEAR League volunteers to ensure that we divert bears from populated neighborhoods when we can. The BEAR League also has a 24 hour hotline should you need their assistance (530) 525-PAWS.

Other News and Announcements

Wildfire Prevention & Preparedness Town Hall - April 24th 

Hear from fire prevention experts and community leaders working together to prepare for wildfire. Learn how you can be part of the solution. The Town Hall will take place from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Alder Creek Middle School. 

Rx Medication Take-Back Day - April 27th

FREE drop-off unneeded or expired medications on April 27th from 9 am - 1 pm. For more information on the program and drop off location click here

Shred-It Event - June 1st 

Avoid ID theft! Identity theft happens when people rummage through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it. Bring your old bank statements, checks, tax returns, etc. to Town Hall and we will shred them on site. Everything shredded will also be recycled. For more information on what are the acceptable items click here

Special Points of Interest

Give Truckee the VIP Treatment

Join our Volunteer in Police Services Program. Click here to join.


Quick Tips are a new short video series presented by our Chief of Police, Robert Leftwich & Truckee Fire Protection District Chief Bill Seline. These are periodic public safety tips on a variety of topics to help everyone stay safe. Click here to view the videos.


Truckee Police Department uses the Nixle Emergency Alert System as our primary method of communications during critical incidents. We encourage both residents and visitors to subscribe to our Nixle Alerts. Subscribe to our Nixle Alerts.

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