Measure Z Provides Funding for Seven New Deputies

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
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Sheriff Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of (2) two new Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s. The two new deputies are Eric Masaki from Eureka and Andrea Sherrod from Arcata. Both new employees are recent graduates of the College of the Redwoods Police Academy.

With the swearing in of these two new deputies the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office currently has a total of (7) seven new deputies in the field training program. Two (2) additional deputies are currently scheduled to be hired on August 31, 2015.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is currently in the testing process with Humboldt County Human Resources (HCHR) to fill an additional (8) eight more Deputy Sheriff’s openings. Over 100 applicants are vying for these (8) open positions.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently working with HCHR in the testing process to fill (17) open Correctional Deputy positions in the Correctional Facility. There are currently (4) four new Correctional Deputies in the Field Training program.

The Sheriff’s Office currently has an opening for a Senior Correctional Deputy position and a Supervising Correctional Deputy position that will be filled in the near future.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently working with HCHR in the testing process to fill (4) four open Public Safety Dispatcher positions

Two Community Services Officers have been given formal job offers and will be hired on August 31, 2015. Two more Community Service Officers are currently in background.

The Sheriff’s Office in the near future will have recruitment for an Animal Control Facilities Manager.

We are looking for motivated, hardworking, men and women, who have integrity, good communication skills, and physical ability to become one of Humboldt County’s finest.

If you have any questions about the current openings please contact Human Resources at 707-476-2349. Multiple open positions are made possible through funding from Measure Z.

The Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing competent, effective, and responsive public safety services to the citizens of Humboldt County.


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  • While adding patrol deputies is better than losing them, keep in mind that it takes about 4.2 officers to staff just ONE patrol car for the entire county 24/7. And that doesn’t include when they’re unavailable due to vacation, sick time, court time (a large amount of patrol officers’ time), busy on a serious call taking a preliminary report and hopefully taking the suspect to jail and booking him/her, etc.

    So IF they hire, train and manage to keep the 18 or 19 people they’re taking about, that will theoretically add about 4 one-officer patrol cars for the county’s 3500 square miles. Better than losing coverage, but not much, especially considering that many of their calls are relatively high risk and require at least two officers to be sent.

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