Measure Z Fights Crime, Says Fortuna Police
Measure Z update: Did you know that the Fortuna Police Department has two (2) sworn officer positions funded by Humboldt County’s Measure Z? The FPD has a full-time officer Drug Task Force Officer and a full-time School Resource Officer funded by Measure Z.
Over the last Quarter (July to September 2018), the FPD agent at the Humboldt County Drug Task Force assisted in seizing over 18 pounds of Heroin, 2.93 pounds of Cocaine, 1.68 pounds of Methamphetamine and 68 grams of prescription Narcotics. In addition, the DTF has seized six firearms and $764,726 in currency related to illegal drug sales.
In the same quarter, the FPD School Resource Officer assigned to the Eel River Valley made contact with every school in the ERV, attended training to become as Active Shooter Training Instructor, Updated emergency contact information for ERV schools, attended Student Attendance Review Board meetings and made home visits on truant students, spoke at several school assemblies on school safety issues, assisted Juvenile Probation in contacting several juveniles, taught classes on alcohol awareness and the influence of alcohol on developing brains and reviewed ERV protocols for emergency response for ERV schools.
Measure Z is making a difference in Fortuna and the entire Eel River Valley!