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Arcata tracking rise in property crime, violence

Arcata tracking rise in property crime, violence

ARCATA – Arcata’s Public Safety Committee took tangible steps last week toward developing civilian police oversight in Arcata. It also heard alarming news of a pronounced year-over-year jump in crime – both violent and property crime cases. With Chair Lettie Dyer absent and Vice Chair Jesse Lopez having resigned, Melissa Lazon was elected to the

APD and DHHS join forces to address mental health

The collaboration between APD and Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Behavioral Health is known as the Mobile Intervention & Services Team or MIST, and pairs police and mental health professionals to work with people in need of help stabilizing their mental health and securing services and assistance to avoid frequent interactions with law enforcement.

George Floyd police reform legacy emerges as APD demilitarizes, adds social worker response

Mad River Union ARCATA – The  May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers continues to reshape community policing, with APD implementing a range of new reforms.   In response to the June 17, 2020 incident, the City Council directed the Arcata Police Department to initiate

Arcata’s new Community Safety Quick Reference Guide

City of Arcata ARCATA’S PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE DEVELOPS COMMUNITY SAFETY QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE The City of Arcata’s Public Safety Committee has developed a Community Safety Quick Reference Guide; a resource for community members to access public safety and other services.  The idea for a reference guide came about during the work of the Public Safety

APD finds loot-filled traveler camp

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE OFFICERS LOCATE STOLEN PROPERTY IN TRANSIENT CAMP On Thursday, Oct. 29, Arcata Police Department investigated a burglary from the 5200 block of Ericson Way in Arcata. During the investigation, it was discovered that tools totaling over $3,500 were stolen. Officers examined the surveillance footage and recognized the suspect committing the

APD Juvenile Diversion Program offers Parent Project and Loving Solutions series

Arcata Police Dept. ARCATA – The Arcata Police Department’s (APD) Juvenile Diversion Program is pleased to announce that registration for upcoming Parent Project and Loving Solutions online course sessions are open for enrollment. The Juvenile Diversion Program provides services to at-risk students and their families with help from Juvenile Diversion Counselors and a School Resource