HCSO Continues Recruitment Efforts during Shelter in Place

Humboldt County, Ca. (KIEM) — Despite the shelter in place order, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office continues its recruiting efforts with some adjustments.

Right now, due to a staffing shortage, deputies are working emergency 12-hour shifts. Things are a little slow moving right now, but the recruitment team is still hard at work pushing out information on their website and social media accounts.

In line with social distancing guidelines, there is no meeting face to face. At the moment, all interviews are done via conference or video call. The response they’ve seen has been positive. There are about 60 applicants that will be attending the academy in either July or January.

They’re also recruiting dispatchers and correctional officers, and are on the road to reaching a full staff, something that hasn’t happened in years.