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Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce Deputy Ben Filippini has been selected to fill the vacant Resident Deputy position for the Bridgeville Community.
Deputy Filippini is a life-long resident of Humboldt County, having been born in Fortuna and raised in Hydesville. He attended Ferndale High School where he played baseball and football. After graduating high school, Deputy Filippini attended College of the Redwoods where he studied forestry. He graduated from College of the Redwoods’ 112th Police Academy in 2013.
Deputy Filippini was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in April 2014. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs Organization Rookie of the Year award. Deputy Filippini has taken initiative with community policing and has become a valued member of the Sheriff’s Office.
Being a HWY 36 resident himself, Deputy Filippini understands the communities concerns. He has already participated with Neighborhood Watch and community meetings and is actively working with HWY 36 residents to solve problems in the area. He is looking forward to building a long-lasting relationship with the Bridgeville community. When you see Deputy Filippini patrolling please take a moment to introduce yourself and say hello.
Deputy Filippini will begin his full-time resident deputy assignment on October 15th. This resident deputy position is funded by Measure Z.