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The Lassen County District Attorney staff support our troops and wear red on Friday, December 15, 2017.
I am pleased to provide the opportunity for the citizens of Lassen County to learn more about the District Attorney's Office and clarify our role and responsibilities. As your District Attorney, my duty is to protect all citizens of the county by justly and fairly prosecuting those who threaten our safety. The positive reputation my office has developed since I was elected is one that I am proud of, particularly through the effective prosecution of violent criminals, "three strikers", sexual predators, and other violators. I am a strong supporter of my staff, a team of dedicated attorney’s and professionals committed to the mission and vision of our office.
Other than the prosecution of crime in the county, did you know of the different type of work and various programs our office provides the community? The District Attorney’s Office is responsible for: Prison Prosecution, Criminal Investigation, Asset Forfeiture, Public Record Requests, presentations to the public about the DA office and the Adult Criminal Justice System and community outreach designed toward the prevention of domestic violence, child abuse, and other senseless crimes. One of our many goals for the future includes an intervention and diversion program designed to give new opportunities to early, non-serious criminal and drug-addicted offenders. Moreover, I am proud of the efforts of the Victim Witness staff that work closely with crime victims to help guide them from victim to survivor. Please take a look at our Victim Witness website for more information on this valuable program.
I appreciate your interest and look forward to your input as to how our office may better serve you. We appreciate the community’s input, so please feel free to share your kudos and/or concerns via our email at: LassenDA@co.lassen.ca.us. We will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for visiting! --Stacey Montgomery
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Did you know?
The District Attorney's authority is independent of other local law enforcement agencies.
Doug Wilber, Chief Investigator
Our District Attorney Investigator, Doug Wilber, performs various types of investigations including investigations not handled by other local law enforcement agencies as stipulated by the District Attorney to improve the administration of justice. Some of the investigator's job duties include investigations targeted by the state, investigations to assist the operation of county departments or programs, homicide response and assistance in trial preparation. Investigators from the District Attorney's Office are part of the critical incident response team and can be called out when an incident involving the use of "lethal force" by a peace officer occurs. DA Investigators are also called upon to conduct investigations into suspected misconduct by government officials, public employees or local agencies.
Currently, the department is funded to employ one Senior Investigator (a Junior Investigator position is allocated but not funded). Rest assured, all Lassen County District Attorney Investigator's working in the Bureau of Investigations are sworn California Peace Officers as defined in Section 830.1 of the California Penal Code.