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Chief's Message


I would like to introduce myself as your Eureka Interim Police Chief.  My name is Todd Jarvis and I am retired from the San Diego Police Department, where my final three years were spent as the Executive Assistant Chief, responsible for the daily operations of the department. I have over 35 years of law enforcement experience and have had the opportunity to work in every area of the profession.  I look forward to utilizing this experience in any manner which will improve the lives and working conditions of our community and for the professionals that serve with the Eureka Police Department. I am truly honored to be here and I have already met so many nice people since getting to town.  If you see me out and about, please stop and introduce yourself.  I look forward to serving here and exploring all the region has to offer.

Although I have only been here at the Eureka Police Department for a short time, I have discovered that this agency is staffed by an incredibly dedicated workforce who endeavors to provide quality police services to the citizens we so proudly serve.  While it is clearly evident that the department faces many challenges, such as staffing levels, I have been impressed by the professionalism of each and every employee and officer I have encountered. The vast array of knowledge that everyone at E.P.D. has regarding the community, it’s concerns, and how best to address them is remarkable.  I am honored to be a part of this organization and the City of Eureka team.

I will be spending my first 90 days or so, concentrating on building relationships internally and externally, reviewing department operations, policies, procedures and working to ensure the Eureka Police Department is operating to the highest levels of the profession’s industry standards.

Please take a few minutes to check out our department’s website and to avail yourselves of the information provided for you here.  The Eureka Police Department is committed to providing a transparent environment where we work in partnership with our City of Eureka teammates, community partners, and fellow regional law enforcement professionals to make Eureka a safe place to live, work and play, for all.

Stay safe,

Todd Jarvis

Interim Chief of Police