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The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Posse is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the support of the Sheriff’s legal function to protect life and property in Humboldt County.

Sheriff William Honsal

Humboldt County encompasses 2.3 million acres, 80 percent of which is forestlands, protected redwoods and recreation areas.  Our county includes a 110-mile coastline and mountains with a dozen peaks rising more than 2000 feet.  Of all 58 of California’s counties, Humboldt County is in 14th by size and 35th by population.  Humboldt County is served by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department and we are the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Posse, an all volunteer Search and Rescue unit around with 35 members in squads including Ground, Mounted, and Marine.

To report a missing person or to report emergencies related to search and rescue of a missing or lost person contact local law enforcement or call 911.