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Sheriff wants computerized lie detector

Sheriff wants computerized lie detector

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Sheriff Mike Downey is asking the Board of Supervisors for $13,500 to purchase a computerized lie detector. The board will consider the matter when it meets Tuesday, May 5 at the Supervisors’ Chambers, 825 Fifth St., Eureka. Downey wants his department to have a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA), described

Disorderly conducts spurs beach patrols

HCSO Over the last few months, the Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in the calls for service regarding disorderly conduct at local beaches.  These calls are primarily generated due to large parties occurring during the late evening hours.  Often times, those in attendance to the parties are unsupervised juveniles. On 03-27-2015, the Sheriff’s Office

Consolidation triggers Sheriff’s pay increase

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Board of Supervisors has approved a salary increase for county Sheriff Mike Downey to compensate for extra work he has taken on as coroner/public administrator. In approving the salary hike, supervisors have acknowledged that consolidation of the Sheriff’s and Coroner’s offices may not save money but is

Prepare for Wednesday’s storm!

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office OES would like to advise residents of the potential for flooding in low lying areas based on the currently anticipated amount of rainfall over the next 24-48 hours.  We are continually monitoring the situation for any changes and updated information will be disseminated as necessary. PREPAREDNESS/PROTECTIVE

Software, ADA Funding Added To County Budget

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – The Board of Supervisors has approved several supplemental budget requests, including a $185,000 financial accounting software system and $150,000 for an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) assessment of county facilities. The budget was firmed up at two public hearings on June 16, where county supervisors made decisions on

Join Sheriff’s Citizens on Patrol

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Citizens On Patrol (SCOP) was established in 1996. The SCOP program allows citizens to voluntarily serve with the Sheriff’s Office. They have been known as the “Eyes and Ears” of the Sheriff’s Office. They perform a variety of functions including, but not limited to, traffic control, patrol in a SCOP vehicle,