Lincoln Police Department

Officer-per-thousand formulas and other myths

As a former deputy sheriff/coroner and police officer in California, I am interested in public safety. The latest Lincoln City Council action is to lay off four police officers. L ...

More police cuts on the way

City Council will soon have to decide how many police officers to cut as the council continues to balance Lincoln’s budget. City Manager Jim Estep said Monday that the May 10 C ...

Future PD station eyed

Lincoln’s finest could be housed next to the Lincoln Crossing Clubhouse as soon as 10 years from now. The city of Lincoln’s public safety committee met last Thursday to discuss ...

SWAT team comes to Foskett Ranch neighborhood

Lincoln’s Foskett Ranch residents were startled last Thursday morning and afternoon to see a SWAT team and a drug-sniffing dog in their neighborhood. Roseville’s Crime Suppress ...

Interim police chief appointed

A decision was made Tuesday about who will serve as Lincoln’s next top cop. Lincoln Police Lt. Paul Shelgren will serve as Lincoln’s interim chief of police after current inter ...

Police unsure of job stability

The failure of Measure K has left employees within the police department unsure whether they will have jobs when the city’s new budget is adopted next June. “Measure K had crea ...

Cook fatally shot Sunday

Police are looking for suspect Gerardo Ramirez, 37, of Lincoln in connection with a fatal shooting Sunday night at a First Street apartment complex. Lincoln police officers were d ...

Safety always No. 1 priority for police

Lincoln’s police officers patrol the streets both on their own and with fellow officers who look out for them. That was the message conveyed last Thursday, when The News Messen ...

Teacher faces molest charge

A Lincoln High School teacher placed on leave will be arraigned Sept. 8 on molestation charges in an Auburn courtroom, according to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office T ...

Schools lose a youth services officer

Lincoln high school students will get used to at least one new face this school year. The torch of youth services officer for the high school has passed from Officer Tim Jaekel to ...

Interim police chief takes over Monday

In his free time, Lincoln’s new interim police chief can be found communing with the great outdoors. That’s because Joel Neves, who takes over the helm Monday at the Lincoln Po ...

Police response times increase by a minute as staffing shrinks

If your house is being burglarized or you’ve been in a car accident, it could take up to six minutes for Lincoln police to be at your side. That’s according to Acting Police C ...

Police department: No more Live Scan on Tuesdays

Due to staffing levels, the Lincoln Police Department will no longer offer Live Scan fingerprinting on Tuesdays. The Police Department will continue offering Live Scan from 9 a. ...

Interim police chief to be hired

The City Council voted three to two Tuesday night to hire an interim police chief. The interim police chief will be a retired police chief and the employment contract for that pers ...

Assault suspect still on the loose

Police are looking for a white male suspected of assault with a deadly weapon during a fight Thursday afternoon in front of the Valle Vista apartment complex on First Street. The ...