Eureka Police Department

  • Agency: Eureka Police Department
  • Address: 604 C Street, Eureka, 95501 CA
  • Chief: David Douglas (Chief of Police)
Phone: (707) 441-4060
Fax: (707) 441-4334

Eureka Police Department is located at 604 C Street, Eureka, 95501 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is David Douglas. The Eureka Police Department phone number is (707) 441-4060.

Eureka Police Department News

Today Animal Control Officer Villarreal was sprayed by a skunk while she helped it get unstuck from a fence. She took it to the Wildlife Care Center for treatment. She came back to the department and now the whole office smells like skunk and air freshener. Luckily, she had a cute found puppy with her so we can’t be too grossed out with her. Just a day in the life of an animal control officer!

Thanks for visiting and bringing us delicious cookies!

Did you know that on May 15th, 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared the first ever Peace Officer Memorial Day? President Kennedy declared this day “…as a tribute to peace officers and in honor of peace officers who, through their courageous deeds, lost their lives or became disabled in the line of duty. This day has been observed in our country annually ever since.” We honor our fallen brothers and sisters during this week of National Police Week. “On this day, and every day, it is fitting to honor those peace officers who gave their lives to protect ours, and to thank the law enforcement officers who serve for their dedication and service to our communities.”

Last year this tournament was a fundraiser for Sheriff Deputy Charlie Lamb. This year he was playing! How cool is that? Despite their tough picture faces and a loss to HCSO, EPD was happy to support Venice D’Amico and her fight with cancer. Thanks to all that came out today!

This basketball tournament is today and is a benefit for Venice D’Amico- a Fortuna High student battling Cancer. Games will be going on 10-5 at St. Bernard’s gym in Eureka. EPD takes on one of HCSO’s teams at 12:40. This will be a fun day! $10 per person or $25 for a family. The law enforcement teams are determined to beat Humboldt Bay Fire this year!

Please join us in welcoming Allison Morrow (blue shirt) and Sierra McLarty (white shirt) to the Eureka Police Department family! Cadet-Officer Morrow is currently attending the 121st Basic Police Academy (College of the Redwoods) and is due to start her exciting new career with EPD as a patrol officer (along with Cadet-Officer Ryan Cassidy) upon her graduation in early June. Sierra is joining EPD as our newest Community Services Officer. CSO McLarty starts this coming Monday (5/21) where she will begin her training program and work alongside CSO Juan (Manny) Ramirez in providing a higher level of responsiveness and customer service to our community. ~Chief Watson

All of us at EPD are happy to support Families Advocating Autism Now!

Listen to CAPE Media’s most recent EPD Ride Along Podcast. They say it’s the most exciting one yet! Listen to Officer (now Detective) Watson on her last day as a patrol officer. What a busy shift it was!

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design course is coming to Eureka in June. This is a professional certification course that would be great for any profession: City Planners, Developers, Business Owners, Security Consultants, and more. For more information on the course visit: For more information on the Eureka course, contact Suzie Owsley at 441-4371 or

The Eureka Police Department is once again saying goodbye to one of our more experienced officers. Officer Alan Aubuchon has accepted a position with the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office as an Investigator. He had previously served with Marana PD in Arizona for two years before returning to Humboldt County where he was raised, and to join the Eureka Police Department. Alan was hired by the Eureka Police Department in 2007 and was assigned to the Patrol Division where he served as a Patrol Officer and member of the Patrol Rifle team. In 2008 he was appointed to the SWAT team, and in 2011 he was appointed as a Field Training Officer. In 2014 Alan was appointed to the Problem Oriented Policing Team where he excelled at narcotic investigations and working with neighborhoods to deal with problem drug houses. In 2017, Alan was appointed to the Humboldt County Drug Task Force where he served until his decision to move over to the District Attorney’s Office. Alan earned a Bachelor’s degree from Simpson University after graduating from Fortuna High School. Alan also holds an Advanced P.O.S.T. certificate and has completed over 1,400 hours of training. Alan’s pride and joy is his family, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. We would like to thank Alan and his family for his eleven years of distinguished service and wish them the best on their new position.

Need your car washed? Support the Eureka Police Explorers Post #104 this weekend and get your car washed! Saturday, May 5th at Les Schwab from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Payment by donation. The Explorer program is for youth 14-20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement. Donation go towards their equipment, trainings, and ongoing activities. This group supports EPD at many community events throughout the year. Let’s show them our support!

Eureka Police is investigating a bank robbery that occurred today on the 2900 block of F Street. Suspect is in custody. Press release coming soon.

The Eureka Police Department is now reporting to Citizen RIMS, an online tool that integrates with EPD’s computer aided dispatch system. Citizen RIMS allows the public to view near real-time mapped incidents and more. Police incidents can be selected by date range and incident type and viewed in pin and heat map formats. The public can also view a list of vehicles reported stolen to the Eureka Police Department and a 30 day history of arrests. The daily media bulletin provides a 24 hour incident summary. Users can subscribe to receive daily or weekly email alerts. Citizen RIMS can be found on our website homepage at or by using this direct link: If you have questions about how to use Citizen RIMS, contact Brittany Powell at (707) 441-4388 or

Congratulations to Officer Couch, our May Officer of the Month! Officer Couch was selected by supervisors for making quality arrests in both felony and misdemeanor categories for the month of March. He also led patrol in traffic stops and citations. Additionally he had a few cases where he was able to recover firearms as well. He is a solid team player, well rounded with a great attitude about police work.

Through and through, we back our blue! We had a blast today walking the Rhody Parade.

People drive way too fast in this city. Distracted drivers with cell phones don't help. As soon as staffing allows (we are continuing to recruit vigorously for new officers), we plan to bring back two full-time Traffic Officer positions to help keep our streets safe. Meanwhile, our 13-year-old "Cop for a Day" gave Chief Watson a hand this morning running radar for speeders in front of Zane Middle School and on H & I Streets. Thanks for helping out, Aidan!

Recently Sgt. LaFrance, K9 Officer Christiansen, and K9 Max joined Dave Silverbrand for Access Humboldt’s Community Voices. Learn about EPD’s K9 program and get to know our newest K9. This is a good watch!

The Eureka Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the pictured subject for questioning in a petty theft event that occurred on March 23, 2018. The subject is associated with a red early 2010’ model Toyota Tacoma with a scooped hood. Anyone with information is asked to email Officer Ross at or call (707) 441-4060 regarding case 18-002662.

There's still about 30 minutes left to stop by and say hi at our Coffee with the Captains. Thank you to Redwood Harley-Davidson for hosting!

What an awesome story from our friends at HCSO. Microchip works! Also remember to update your contact information if you move or change phone numbers!

Have you listed to this month's EPD Ride Along Podcast? This month CAPE Media rode along with Officer Ross. Click the links below to listen!

Last night the Eureka Police Department and the Eureka Police Officers Association recognized the hardworking men and women who volunteer their time to serve the department and our community. We honored volunteers who put in thousands of hours towards the following groups: Eureka Volunteer Patrol (EVP) Eureka Explorers Post #104 Missing Persons Unit Records Unit Vehicle Abatement Graffiti Abatement Crime Prevention Unit The Gary Swanson Award is inspired by the remarkable selfless service of long time Eureka Volunteer Patrol member, Gary Swanson. Gary spent over 16 years and logged in over 6,200 hours of stellar volunteer service. Sadly, Gary passed away of February 10, 2016. The award is presented in his honor to a volunteer(s) who exhibits invaluable service to his or her department and community. This year's recipients of the Gary Swanson Award are Dick Storre and Pete Vallerga. Dick served on EVP for 17 years and Pete served for 15 years. Both recently retired from the volunteer service and we thank them for their many years of dedicated service. Check out our website for more information on how you can also become a volunteer.

We've seen questions on Facebook about shopping carts locked to poles. These shopping carts have been stolen from our local businesses. The Eureka Police Department locks up stolen carts to stationary items so that Code Enforcement can ensure the return to the rightful owner. Any personal property inside of the carts is either taken with the owner or booked as safekeeping per EPD policy.

"Between the thin red line and thin blue line lies the thinnest gold line. The gold line represents those that are rarely seen but mostly heard. The calm voice in the dark night. Dispatchers, the golden glue that holds it all together." April 8 - April 14, 2018 is National Public Safety Telecommunications week where we take the time to honor our dispatchers whose diligence and professionalism keep our city and citizens safe. Each dispatcher has exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism during the performance of their job making us proud to have some of the hardest working and dedicated dispatchers around.

The City of Eureka / Eureka Police Department are pleased to announce an exciting new career opportunity for a qualified Entry or Lateral level Police Officer as our first Park/Waterfront Ranger. This is a sworn position with the Eureka Police Department and California P.O.S.T. certification is required. PARK/WATERFRONT RANGER CITY OF EUREKA $4,283 - $5,206 Monthly $20,000 SIGNING BONUS – Lateral Peace Officers $5,000 SIGNING BONUS – Entry Level Peace Officers Half of total bonus amount paid upon hiring, quarter of total paid upon completion of FTO, final quarter paid upon successful completion of probationary period. Successful Lateral Candidates may be hired at any step in the salary range, depending on experience. Applicants who hold POST Professional Certifications will be eligible for certification pay as follows: POST Intermediate: 7% of Basic Salary POST Advanced: 14% of Basic Salary Come join the City of Eureka’s team with this very unique opportunity in the Eureka Police Department. Help carry out EPD’s mission to enhance community-oriented police service by protecting our beautiful trails, parks, and historic waterfront. Engaging with the local public and visitors will be a primary aspect of this position, by providing information as well as protection to those who utilize the City’s abundant and varied public recreational areas. This sworn, working-level law enforcement class performs all non-supervisory assignments found in a municipal police department, and is exclusively assigned to the City’s parks, trails, harbor, and waterfront areas for patrol and all functional areas of the law enforcement field, with a highly visible and engaging community presence. Based upon needs of the assignment, duties are carried out on foot, bicycle, from vehicles and/or aboard watercraft. This class is distinguished from Police Officer in that the latter is assigned varied law enforcement responsibilities throughout the entire city while the former’s duties are primarily constrained to proactive, high visibility patrol within the city’s parks and waterfront areas. For a complete job description, and to apply, please visit our website at: This recruitment will remain open until positions are filled. Check out the Eureka Police Department’s new recruiting video at: or