Sheriff Mike Downey is pleased to announce the swearing in ceremony for (2) two newly promoted Sergeants for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The two new Sergeants are; Tony Gomes who has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 12 ½ years and Greg Allen, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 2 ½ years with a total of 21 years in Law Enforcement. Sergeant Gomes will work patrol in the Hoopa/ Willow Creek area and Sergeant Allen will work patrol out of the Sheriff’s Office in Eureka.
These two Sergeants are the direct results of Measure Z funding to increase the staffing levels for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. There are currently (5) five new Deputy Sheriff’s, who are in the Field Training Program. Once these five Deputy Sheriff’s complete their training program they will be added to patrol staffing levels. Additionally, (3) three more Deputy Sheriff’s will be hired by the end of August to go through the Field Training Program.