From the Fortuna Police Department:

In late April, the Fortuna Police Department established a Problem Oriented Policing (P.O.P.) Team. The team is comprised of sworn officers who share a common interest in improving the quality of life issues facing our community. The P.O.P. team will also work on complex criminal investigations and conduct targeted enforcement operations.

We are pleased to share that the team is already producing exemplary results. The following highlights illustrate the team’s impact thus far.

  • 10 people were arrested for a variety of narcotics violations over the past month. During these arrests, Fentanyl was the drug most prevalent. In one of these operations, two subjects were found in possession of nearly 2 ounces of Fentanyl.
  • In addition, 13 people were arrested for outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants.
  • 3 subjects were also issued citations for Fortuna Municipal Code violations.
  • A number of search warrants, probation compliance searches, and targeted enforcement operations were conducted.

The Fortuna Police Department works closely with allied agencies and the P.O.P. Team has already assisted allied agencies with operations with criminal investigations that affect our community, the Eel River Valley and the local county region. The P.O.P. Team has assisted allied agencies with the service of search warrants which have resulted in numerous arrests, the seizure of firearms, and the seizure of dangerous drugs including Fentanyl.

The Fortuna Police Department is grateful for the dedicated police employees and their commitment to combating crime and addressing quality of life issues in our communities.