Humboldt County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Humboldt County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 825 5th St., Eureka, 95501 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: 707-445-7251

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office is located at 825 5th St., Eureka, 95501 CA. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office phone number is 707-445-7251.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office News

Today we mourn the loss of Ventura Sheriff Sergeant Ron Helus, who selflessly gave his life serving his community, and the 11 others who loss their lives last night in the Thousand Oaks bar shooting. Our deepest condolences to Ventura County Sheriff's Office, all of the families of the victims and the survivors.

Representatives from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) stopped by this week for a ride along and to learn more about what we do here at the Sheriff’s Office. The group is researching and compiling arrest data for California to give a comprehensive look at crime, arrest rates, and perpetrator demographics. Their first report should be done by December, with a follow up report being published in 2019. Learn more at

Polls are open until 8 p.m. tonight! #vote #noshavenovember #electionday

While you sleep and while you're awake, we're hard at work keeping our community safe. From Orleans to Benbow, and everywhere in between, we've got your back. Watch this video to meet some of our Measure Z deputies and remember, call us if you need us; we're here to help.

Our staff got a special Halloween treat today! Thank you Killfoil family for the delicious Halloween cookies from Cookies are my Canvas. 🎃

“Most deputies in this department are local and care just as much for the safety of this community because Humboldt County is our home too. Measure Z has allowed us to maintain 24-hour coverage of the county and establish resident deputy posts for quicker and personable response. Measure Z has provided me with the platform to change lives and make a difference in my community, and I thank the people of Humboldt County for that.” -Deputy Chanler Bronson, Bridgeville Resident Deputy. Click on the photos to learn more about some of your Measure Z deputies!

Do you recognize this man? He's wanted in connection to an attempted armed robbery last week. If you have information regarding his identity, please contact Deputy Leipzig at (707) 445-7251. Read more:

UPDATE FROM COUNTY OF HUMBOLDT: County Public Health is on site and has performed field tests and ruled out most common threats, including biological and chemical agents. Staff is taking samples of the material to an out of area lab for further testing. There was no indication of criminal activity or threats on the facility. Staff has also contacted the FBI, who has approved initiation of clean-up of the material. Out of an abundance of caution the public entrance to the Court Clerk’s office has been closed. All other functions of the courthouse remain open. ---- #happeningnow A suspicious powder substance was discovered near the entrance to the county Court Clerks Office. I Street between 4th and 5th Streets in Eureka is shut down as emergency crews work to determine what the substance is. Please avoid the area. Do not attempt to walk or drive through as crews work.

Last month five guinea pigs were left in a milk crate outside of the Sequoia Humane Society. Animal Control Officer Nims brought them back to our Humboldt County Animal Shelter, where they were made available for adoption. It just so happened a local preschool teacher at Mistwood Montessori decided her class was in need of a new friend. The teacher recently lost her beloved rabbit, Frankie, and was looking for a new pet she could share with her students. She decided to adopt two female guinea pigs, naming them Dottie and Waffle. But much to everyone’s surprise, the teacher noticed something was unusual about Waffle, she wasn’t just a plump and happy guinea pig- she was carrying babies! Coconut, Domino, and their mom Waffle are doing well. The babies are being adopted out to new families. Waffle remains with her friend Dottie (who is also an expecting mom!) spending their weekdays at Mistwood Montessori, where kids keep their hands behind their backs to observe them unless an adult is helping, and their weekends at home. #AdoptDontShop #HeretoHelp

Thank you North Coast News for stopping by our Criminal Multi-Casualty Incident Response training! This was a very successful training, bringing together emergency responders throughout the county. Thank you to the Humboldt County Fairgrounds for generously providing a space to train and thank you Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department for helping organize this event and for providing a great meal to all attendees!

Did you know that #MeasureZ is not only helping to protect citizens and visitors in our county, but also animals? In addition to funding deputies and community service officers, Measure Z has also funded our Animal Control and Facilities Manager position. This position has helped us keep up with the ever-increasing demand for animal control and care in Humboldt County. The measure is also helping to fund an Animal Control Officer position. Watch the video to find out more! For more information about Measure Z and how it has helped Humboldt County, visit:

Thank you Sierra Ferguson KIEM for stopping by the SWAP farm today! Watch this video to learn more about how the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program farm is helping change lives. #heretohelp

We've been receiving several reports of phone scams today where the caller is claiming to be “Sgt. Marshall” with the HCSO and demanding payment/threatening arrest for missing jury duty. Please note the Sheriff’s Office will NEVER: ❌ Threaten to arrest you if you do not pay a fine for missing jury duty ❌ Demand payment in exchange for dropping a warrant ❌ Ask you to pay a fine over the phone or through a gift card/pre-paid card ❌ Ask you to meet an officer outside the courthouse to pay a fine ❌ Call you for bail money for a loved one If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from our agency demanding the above things, hang up and call us directly at (707) 445-7251.

We had a blast hanging out at the Cutten Carnival Friday night and meeting some of our future deputies! #FallFun #PumpkinsandPolice

Last night Correctional Deputies Dishmon and Hernandez-Baron brought the pumpkin 🎃 patch to Worthington Elementary for the school’s Halloween family night. All pumpkins were grown on our SWAP Farm. #welovefall #heretohelp

Drop, Cover, and Hold On; #ShakeOut is underway! 👇🙆‍♀️🙆‍♂️

ASK THE SHERIFF | Have questions about how HCSO works? Want to know more about how we are addressing local issues? We'll be answering your questions next week in this month's Ask the Sheriff Vlog. Post your questions below and we'll be sure to include them. Check our Facebook page late next week for this month's vlog.

This is what happens when you go to calls without backup! 🚔🚔 Deputy Willoughby recently stopped by Blue Lake Elementary, where he was challenged to an epic game of dodgeball.

Measure Z has helped us bring back our Community Service Officer (CSO) program. We now have four CSOs who help support deputies out in the community by responding to burglaries, vandalisms, and other crimes that do not have a suspect. This allows our deputies to get to the crimes-in-progress faster and allowing for proactive policing. Find out more about the CSO program and how your tax dollars are helping to improve public safety! Remember, call us if you need us; we're here to help.

🚨Join us Thursday for the largest earthquake drill in the world! We’ll also be testing our Humboldt ALERT notification system at that time.🚨 Learn more about the drill here: Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. Learn why here:

Today Sheriff Honsal and Undersheriff Braud spoke to graduates of the Humboldt County Drug Court. Seven individuals arrested on narcotics charges were given the opportunity to change their lives, and they did. Today we joined them as they celebrated sobriety and re-entry into society as contributing community members. Congratulations graduates and keep it up!

Do you recognize this man? He is wanted in connection to a home burglary on Sunset Lane in Willow Creek yesterday. Thankfully, the resident had a home video surveillance system, allowing for a clear image of the suspect. If you can identify him, please call us at 445-7251.

The Sheriff’s SWAP Farm welcomed 17 piglets into the world last night. Moms and babies are doing well. The SWAP farm gives low level offenders the opportunity to work off their sentence on the farm, rather than serving time in our Correctional Facility. The program builds character and teaches participants new skills that they can use in the future. #heretohelp

This morning our deputies conducted an investigation following reports of trespassing and illegal activities on North Coast Railroad Authority property, located on Alder Ave. in Alderpoint. While on scene, deputies located and removed two trespassers, and found several junk cars, biohazardous materials, and trash discarded on the property. Deputies also located and eradicated approximately 241 growing cannabis plants. Additionally, during the course of their investigation, deputies discovered that trespassers had manipulated a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) power source to steal electricity. PG&E responded to the scene to investigate and disconnect the power source. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is working with the North Coast Railroad Authority to address the junk cars and hazardous materials found on the property, in addition to the ongoing trespassing issues. Citizens are encouraged to report trespassers on this property to the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.

The phones lines at our McKinleyville Substation are currently down and will likely remain unavailable through the end of this week. While the lines are down, please contact our Main Station at (707) 445-7251. The substation is still open with office hours of 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.