Office of the DA

District Attorney

The District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer of the county.  The District Attorney is an elected official who serves a term of four years.  The District Attorney acts both as a county officer and as a state officer in performing the duties of the office.  The current elected District Attorney is Stephanie A. Bridgett, who was appointed in 2017 and elected in 2018.

Public Prosecutor

The Shasta County District Attorney acts as the public prosecutor for all crimes committed in Shasta County.  In order to fulfill the duties of public prosecutor, the District Attorney employs attorneys (deputy district attorneys), investigators and support staff.  The District Attorney is empowered to conduct independent investigations.  The investigators employed by the District Attorney are sworn peace officers who work in the Bureau of Investigations.