About Us

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office serves over 67,000 residents with four patrol stations and one correctional facility. The office has approximately 309 employees, ensuring quality services to the residents of Humboldt County. In 2018, our dispatch center took over 159,000 calls and dispatched over 65,000 calls for service, with deputies writing over 6,000 reports and making over 1,600 arrests.  

The Sheriff’s Office has an annual budget of $44.9 Million.

The office houses several divisions, which include corrections, patrol, court services, coroner, criminal investigations, dispatch, Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, Animal Control, and Special Services such as the Drug Task Force (DTF) and the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET).


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Sheriff’s Office’s Mission

We, the members of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, are committed to providing competent, effective, and responsive public safety services to the citizens of Humboldt County and visitors to our community, recognizing our responsibility to maintain order, while affording dignity and respect to all persons, holding ourselves to the highest of professional and ethical standards.

  1. Our Vision
  2. Core Values
  3. Policies and Procedures

We become a a quality law enforcement agency, valued by our community and respected by our peers, by being an inclusive organization. As such, everyone is encouraged to contribute their energies, talents, and skills to create strategies to meet new challenges and achieve our mission.