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Police Policy Manual: Personnel
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About the Eureka Police Department

The 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.


The 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.


The 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.


The 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


The 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.




O.R. Shipley is the former chief of police of the Eureka Police Department (California). He is also the author of the Police Policy Manual.

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