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Duties and Responsibilities
The Police Department offers police response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Department also has an active Citizens on Patrol Program, and various opportunities exist for community volunteers and student interns to play an active role in supporting public safety efforts.


Chief of Police

William Dobberstein

621 11th St.

Fortuna, CA 95540

Ph: (707) 725-7550

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Monday – Friday

7:00 am – 5:00 pm PST

The mission of the Fortuna Police Department is to provide quality Police Service through our dedicated personnel, community involvement, and innovative use of resources.  



News Flash
Wanted Subject Arrested with Assistance of K9
An Officer with the Fortuna Police Department was on patrol in the area of Basayo Village Court when he observed Michael Brissette (age 40 of Fortuna) flee into a residence located in the 100 block of Basayo Village Court. Read on...
Crime Information at your Fingertips
To allow the public to have crime information at their fingertips, the Fortuna Police Department has implemented Citizen RIMS. Read on...
Humboldt County AVOID DUI Campaign Weekend – Final Report
From August 21 to September 7, you probably noticed the ‘Avoid the 8’ DUI Task Force was out in full force, targeting one of the deadliest killers on the road: drunk driving. Read on...
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