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HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were in Southern Humboldt Monday for their second day of special enforcement this month.

The concentrated enforcement effort is part the sheriff’s office’s new schedule where two deputy crew shifts overlap. The re-adjusted schedule provides two overlap days per month where crews on one shift can receive training or do specialized enforcement without causing the sheriff’s office to pay overtime. One Monday deputies returned to Southern Humboldt to continue addressing illegal homeless encampments, dog license violations and other area issues.

“With the changing of the schedule, we're able to capture these little periods of time here and there and it does weigh on my mind, the community is demanding more law enforcement and feels that they deserve it and I do agree and we're trying to do what we can to meet those needs,” said Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey.

Although the past two special enforcement days were concentrated in Southern Humboldt, Sheriff Downey said that the deputies plan to address areas throughout the county where they see need during these overlap days.

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