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Peace officer powers revoked in Hoopa, more deputies added


HOOPA, Calif. - The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office decided to revoke the peace officer powers from officers at the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department on Wednesday and in doing so are adding more deputies to the area of Eastern Humboldt County.

The sheriff’s office said in a release on Thursday that roughly twenty years ago its department Hoopa Valley Tribe entered into an agreement that the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department would maintain the state standards to enforce state law. Due to the lack of qualified officers to fulfill the sheriff’s office mission, Sheriff Mike Downey has opted to suspend the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and has revoked peace officers powers from the tribal officers as of Wednesday, September 23, 2015.


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