Humboldt County
Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol

Contact info:

826 Fourth St
Eureka, CA 95501-0516 
(707) 268-2536

PO Box 112
Willow Creek, CA
(530) 629-4364

648 Locust, Garberville, CA
(707) 268-2536

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Sheriff's Citizens on Patrol (SCOP) is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide additional eyes and ears for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department.

Organized Spring 1996

SCOP training academies are held regularly.
Call one of the above phone numbers for more information


SCOP members (two persons per car) patrol county areas in marked Sheriff's Dept vehicles equipped with radios and cell phones.

SCOP members also provide helping hands at local community events by providing traffic control, fingerprinting youngsters and doing bicycle safety checks.

SCOP members do not have law enforcement authority.


SCOP members are required to attend an extensive training academy taught by deputy sheriffs, other law enforcement personnel and experienced SCOP members.

Following graduation from the academy, SCOP members are expected to volunteer at least 16 hours per month.


SCOP members are all volunteers under the general direction of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept.

SCOP candidates must have a good driving record and pass a background check.

To become a member of SCOP, please call the number of the location closest to you.  Phone numbers are listed above, or call RSVP at 707-442-3711

Go to the SCOP Community Page

Revised: 3-10-04