The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says it’s the beginning of a new chapter in law enforcement for the Hoopa Valley. Tribal Police Chief, Robert Kane resigned last Friday after 20 years of service. The Hoopa Tribe says they’ve assigned Tribal Police Lieutenant, Ed Guyer as Interim Police Chief.
Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Office is looking at returning to a level of service last seen in the nineties. The Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Sheriff’s Office will work together to determine what’s best for the region but for right now, their number one concern is safety.
Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey said, “I'm looking at returning a sergeant to the Hoopa Valley to take over the supervisor role and to do a feasibility study to see what we would need to do to go back into the valley and assume all law enforcement function as deputy sheriffs.”