District Attorney

Contact Information

1355 West Street
Redding, CA 96001

Phone: (530) 245-6300
Fax: (530) 245-6334

DA Functions/Roles

The California Constitution and the California Government Code provide authority for the various state and county officers by describing their responsibilities, functions, and roles. The District Attorney is one of the designated county officers and is established by the California Constitution. 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.

Public Prosecutor

The Shasta County District Attorney acts as the public prosecutor for all crimes committed in Shasta County (California Government Code Section 26500). In order to fulfill the duties of public prosecutor, the District Attorney employs attorneys (deputy district attorneys), investigators, and support staff.

Criminal Prosecution Division

The District Attorney employs 23 deputy district attorneys in the criminal division of the office. The deputy district attorneys serve as prosecutors for criminal cases in Shasta County. The page of this website entitled Criminal Prosecution Division provides details on how the prosecutors are organized to meet the public prosecution needs of the county.

Bureau of Investigations

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. The page of the website entitled Bureau of Investigations provides details on how the investigators in the Bureau are organized and what crimes are investigated by District Attorney investigators.