the Eureka Police Department
City of Eureka is the county seat and principal city in Humboldt County, California. The City comprises 9.4 square miles of
land. The residential population of the City is 28,606. The daytime population of the City increases significantly with the
influx of county seat business and the busy Highway 101, which runs the length of the City.
Eureka Police Department (California) serves the community with 52 Sworn Officers and 40 professional staff civilian employees.
The Eureka Police Department is organized into three main divisions: Field Operations
Division; Field Support Division; and, Support Services Division.
Field Operations Division includes the Patrol Section which is the largest section of the Eureka Police department. The section is coordinated by five Patrol Sergeants. The
Patrol Sergeant serves as the Watch Commander for each of the 3 patrol watches providing 24 hours of command. The Patrol Sergeants each have specialty assignments in addition to Watch Commander Duties. These assignments include Fielding Training Coordinator, K9 team Coordinator, SWAT Team Commander and Crisis
Team Leader. In addition to the Patrol Section, the Field Operations Division
of the Eureka Police Department includes SWAT, Crisis Negotiation, Traffic, Problem Orientated Policing, Animal Control, Police
Service Officers and K9 Team.
SWAT team has many responsibilities, including handling barricaded subject and hostage situations, personal protection assignments,
special circumstance search and rescue operations, tactical support for Patrol activities, and the service of high risk search
and arrest warrants
Field Support Division includes the functions of investigations, property, training and volunteer. The Support Services Section includes the functions of communications, records and parking enforcement.