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Date Released: 3/1/2005
Subject: Yurok Police Officer to be Deputized
Contact: Brenda Gainey
Case No#: N/A
Released By: Brenda Gainey

Location: Eureka

Humboldt County Sheriff Gary Philp will be swearing in six officers from the Yurok Police Department in a ceremony Thursday, March 3rd. The news media is invited to attend the event, which will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers.

The Board of Supervisors approved an agreement between the Yurok Tribe, the County of Humboldt, and the Sheriff of Humboldt County for the deputization of qualified Yurok Tribal Police Officers. The agreement empowers tribal police officers (who have passed a Sheriff’s Office background investigation and meet POST requirements) to enforce state laws on reservation lands within Humboldt County.