Five Northern California sheriffs to talk prison re-alignment, illegal land use

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EUREKA- Prison re-alignment, illegal land use and the effects of a statewide drought are up for discussion Saturday at a meeting between five Northern California sheriffs.

Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey will join sheriffs from Del Norte, Glenn, Modoc and Siskiyou counties for a sheriffs’ conference in Crescent City. At the meeting, the sheriffs will share the issues and challenges each department faces, while sharing ideas and possible solutions to those problems. Also during the conference, members of the public will be able to ask questions and find out more about law enforcement initiatives in their counties.

“It’s a very positive thing to see that there is that open communication,” Downey said. “That we just aren't our own small sequestered county here where we don't talk to anyone we just keep doing business as usual. Instead we're out there trying to share ideas, share practices and then put them, to implement those.”

The meeting will begin at 1 pm at the Crescent City Veterans Hall.