Sheriff’s Office Highlights Measure Z’s Impact
The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office releases information on the promotions and new hires that occurred in their department as the result of Measure Z, the 1/2 percent sales tax increase County residents voted for in November of 2014.
Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
Sheriff Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in of two new Humboldt County Correctional Deputies, and two new Deputy Sheriff Recruits. The two new Correctional Deputies are Arthur Johnson and Jordan Checots. Both are residents of Eureka. The two new Deputy Sheriff Recruits are Brandon Head and Foy Melendy. Head is currently enrolled in the College of the Redwoods Police Academy and Melendy will attend the upcoming Police Academy in January 2016.
Sheriff Downey promoted a Lieutenant and Captain as well. Sergeant Bryan Quenell was promoted to Lieutenant, and Lieutenant Kym Thompson was promoted to Captain. Lt. Quenell has been with the Sheriff’s Office for almost 19 years, and Capt. Thompson has been with office for 21 years.
These new hires would not be possible without the passing of Measure Z. The Sheriff would like to thank the community for their continued support and is committed to providing competent, effective, and responsive public services to the citizens of Humboldt County.
If you have any questions about the current job openings please contact Human Resources at (707) 476-2349 or visit their website www.humboldtgov.org/317/human-resources. Multiple open positions are made possible through funding from Measure Z.