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Police Department

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.  

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Fortuna Police with Fortuna High School Thwart Potential School Threat
On the afternoon of October 22, 2019 Fortuna Police Department and Fortuna High School received information of a possible plot between two Fortuna High School students to harm other students at Fortuna High School. Read on...
Capped, Unused Hypodermic Syringes Found Littered in Fortuna
To help ensure public safety, Fortuna City Employees recover and dispose of used hypodermic syringes littered in the City of Fortuna. Over the last month Fortuna City Employees have recovered large numbers of capped, unused hypodermic syringes Read on...
Fortuna Police Awarded Grant to Combat Alcohol Related Crimes in the Eel River Valley
The Fortuna Police Department has been awarded a $24,000 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to fight alcohol-related crime. Read on...
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