Tag: sheriff’s department

Like Other Local Departments, El Dorado County Has its Own Military-Style BEARCAT Vehicle

Courtesy El Dorado County Sheriff's Department

As the world’s attention has turned to protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, some have criticized the use of equipment meant for battlefields by local police. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department is among the local agencies using equipment that once belonged to the U.S. military, and has received at least one mine-resistant vehicle, an armored vehicle,

More Concealed Carry Permits, Less Casino Crime: El Dorado County Sheriff Releases Annual Report

Courtesy El Dorado County Sheriff's Department

More El Dorado County residents were issued concealed weapon permits in 2013 than the previous year, and more than three times as many people renewed theirs. Casino-related crime was down in 2013, but there were more uses of force by deputies.

Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney’s Office Receive Big Payday

The El Dorado County seal

Over $230,000 has been handed out to the El Dorado County criminal justice system. The payments stem from the investigation into an interstate marijuana-trafficking ring that resulted in federal prosecution. In total, the Sheriff’s Department received $230,600, and the District Attorney’s Office received $32,900. The final payment was handed out in January 2014. The case

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