Welcome to the Officers' Moblog page. When viewing these pictures, please keep in mind they are of a candid nature and do not reflect the official views or policies of TPD or the Town of Truckee. This page is maintained strictly as a source of entertainment, and is published to provide a glimpse into the daily life of officers who serve the Town of Truckee.
Truckee PD officers must deal with adverse weather conditions on a daily basis. Truckee is frequently the coolest place in the nation in the summer (night lows sometimes below freezing, daytime highs in the upper 80's), and heavy snowfall in the winter (annual snowfall averages 30 feet).
TPD officers have an excellent working relationship with allied agencies such as Placer County Sheriff's Dept., Nevada County Sheriff's Dept., CHP, and Truckee Fire. The region's Careflight helicopter is stationed directly next to Truckee PD, and frequently arrives on collisions and other PD calls.
Forest Fires are a major threat in the region. Truckee typically experiences one major fire every summer.
Range training is never limited to just the officer's sidearm. Shotguns and rifles are part of the qualification process.
Officer Covington on bike patrol.
Officer Lopez demonstrates the danger of replica firearms. The weapons with orange tips are fake, the others are real. In a split second, and at a distance, could you tell the difference?
Sgt. Walsh prepares to dive Boca Reservoir. Truckee Police Officer divers must be prepared to dive to maximum depths in black water (zero visibility) at anytime to search for victims or salvage.
Summer 2007: A group of kids on innertubes underestimated the flow of the Truckee River and capsized. They gathered onto a rock and were rescued by Truckee Fire and TPD. No injuries to the kids. Every year, TPD is called upon to rescue boaters and swimmers in the Truckee River and Donner Lake. We are reminded to never underestimate the power of nature, or the importance of using good judgment.