Richard T. "Rick" Welsh
Assistant District Attorney
100 North State Street, Room G-10
(PO BOX 1000)
Ukiah, CA 95482
100 North State Street, Room 501
(PO Box 144)
Ukiah, CA 95482
700 South Franklin Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
The Mendocino County District Attorney's Office is dedicated to ensure the safety of our communities through the prevention and the vigorous prosecution of crime, at all times maintaining high ethical standards to ensure that justice is accomplished in all cases.
The District Attorney of Mendocino County, as a constitutional officer and the public prosecutor acting on behalf of the people, is vested with the independent power to conduct prosecutions for public offenses, to detect crime and to investigate criminal activity. The District Attorney advises the Grand Jury in its investigations. By law, the District Attorney sponsors and participates in programs to improve the administration of justice.
The District Attorney fulfills these responsibilities through the efforts of the employees of the Office of the District Attorney. Each employee of the District Attorney's Office shall adopt the highest standards of ethical behavior and professionalism. Each employee, moreover, is integral to achieving the mission of the Office and shares the District Attorney's obligation to enhance the fundamental right of the people of Mendocino County to a safe and just society. At all times, the mission of this District Attorney's Office is to carry out the law in a fair, evenhanded and compassionate manner.