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Yurok Tribe’s New Police Chief Meets Del Norte Supervisors: O’Rourke Says Cross-Deputation Agreement Will Increase Department’s Presence Off Reservation

July 11, 2019

Though his department is understaffed currently, the Yurok Tribe’s new police chief envisions a time when his officers will serve residents both on and off the reservation.

The tribal police department has already provided backup to the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Greg O’Rourke told county supervisors on Tuesday. The tribe’s goal is to have 20 sworn officers on staff by 2025, he said.

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