Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce Deputy Joe Conlin has been selected to fill the vacant Resident Deputy position for the Orick Community.
Deputy Conlin is a life-long resident of Humboldt County, having been born and raised in Arcata. He graduated from Arcata High school in 1992 and spent 15 years in the U.S. Army. Deputy Conlin served in 6 combat tours during his time in the Army. He graduated from the College of the Redwoods 101st Police Academy in 2007.
Deputy Conlin was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in December 2007. He is a certified Evidence Technician, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Explosive Ordnance Device Technician.
Growing up in a small community, Deputy Conlin is familiar with the benefits and challenges a small community has to offer. He is looking forward to building a long-lasting relationship with the Orick community. When you see Deputy Conlin patrolling please take a moment to introduce yourself and say hello.
Deputy Conlin began his full-time resident deputy assignment on January 2nd. This resident deputy position is funded by Measure Z.