Two New Deputies Hired with Funds From Measure Z

Mayfield,  Downey and Bronson

Mayfield, Downey and Bronson

Press release provided by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in ceremony of two new Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff’s. The two new deputies are Chanler Bronson from Eureka and Miranda Mayfield, also from Eureka.  Both new employees are graduates of the College of the Redwoods Police Academy.

These two Deputies are the direct results of Measure Z funding to increase the staffing levels for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.  With the swearing in of these two new deputies, there are a total of eight new Deputy Sheriff’s in the Field Training Program. Once these eight Deputy Sheriff’s complete their training program they will be added to patrol staffing levels.

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 current job 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.



  • Please send them down to Garberville! You conned us into voting for Measure Z by letting us believe that we’d get a full-time deputy down here. Once more, as in so many years past, Garberville is being over run by transients who lay on the sidewalks and loiter about town making everyone, especially tourists, uncomfortable. There has to be some way to pass laws that will help reduce our annual problem of these transients who contribute nothing to our community and scare away the locals and tourists who would otherwise be spending money in our shops and supporting our local town economy.

  • Congratulations Lovely Ladies. Be safe out there!

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