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It is our commitment to provide professional law enforcement services to all citizens of Bingham County through a trained, motivated, and focused work force of men and women dedicated to public service.
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Please use extreme caution and only travel if absolutely necessary.
Blackfoot Police Department
The Blackfoot Police Department and Bingham County Sheriff’s Office got the opportunity to test out some really cool new technology..
“Lightweight rifle rated body armor”!
These new rifle rated plates stopped EVERYTHING! The new body armor plates weigh just over 2 lbs (compared to military style armor at 13-15 lbs).
Some of the calibers tested: .338 mag; .308; .223 (even green tips); .454; 44; and shotgun slugs-1oz. The armor even stopped a couple of arrows! VERY IMPRESSIVE!
Congratulations to BHS JV Ladies basketball team & Coach Shawn Humpherys! Did we mention Coach Humpherys is one of Bingham County's very own? We are so proud of our staff, always making a difference in our communities, both on & off duty!
2nd graders at A.W. Johnson elementary enjoyed spending yesterday morning with Magnum & Deputy Morgan. Thanks for letting us come hangout!
Congratulations to Captain Jeremy White, our very own Bingham County Sheriff's Office Reserve Deputy as well as a member of our regional STAR Team. Great job!
Congrats to INL Pro Force Captain Jeremy White on receiving the prestigious Colonel Sydnor Memorial Award.
Read more: https://inl.gov/article/inl-pro-force-captain-earns-prestigious-award/
Shout out to Parcel Express for providing us with a generous donation to our K9 program. Duco and Magnum say thanks!!!
Bingham County Deputies out on a crash at 1250 North in Shelley. The roads are hazardous and you can't always tell by looking if there is ice on the road. We've had quite a few crashes this morning. Give yourself extra time when travelling and leave plenty of distance between yourself and other vehicles. Be safe out there!
We love this message from our friends at the Idaho PSAP Committee!
Martin Luther King Jr.
Remembering his words
Honoring his legacy
Corporal Jon Croxford and Deputy Brock Katseanes speaking to a local church group about Situational Awareness and Personal Safety Practices.
"These were taken on Monday on 400 North. Your dedicated Deputy hiked through a snow drift to a stuck motorist. He made sure they got out. Thank you for all you do. Mindie Cameron"
Thanks Mindie! We always appreciate feedback from our great community!
We have been approached by several businesses, religious groups and individuals asking about training and options when it comes to active shooter events. The Sheriff's Office will be hosting two presentations of C.R.A.S.E. (Civilian Response To Active Shooter Events) by ALLERT Instructor Sergeant Gary Yancey. These are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. Sgt. Yancey will give a presentation then it will be opened up for questions and answers. The dates and time are: Snake River High School Auditorium March 10th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Shelley High School March 18th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Every year numerous emergency responders are struck & killed while performing their duties. There have also been many near misses where officers narrowly escaped certain death. Please watch out for our people on the road. They are out every day trying to keep us all safe, placing their lives in danger to do so. Lets all help keep field units from dying over something that is completely preventable. Move over, it's the law.
As you may be aware, a firefighter and police officer were killed this weekend and another firefighter remains critical in Lubbock (Texas). Because roadway operations are the number one traumatic risk firefighters have, we are providing these reminders and tips to minimize the risk.https://tinyurl.com/sgjdn65
Helpful information if you live in the city of Blackfoot.
Please help us keep the downtown areas clear overnight for the snowplows especially when snow accumulation is expected.
Here is a copy of the City of Blackfoot downtown overnight parking restrictions:
C. No Overnight Parking Downtown In Winter Months: Parking of any vehicles on streets and highways in the downtown and heavy traffic areas shall be unlawful from two o'clock (2:00) A.M. to seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. from November 15 through March 1 of each winter season.
Said areas described are those encompassed between West Main Street on the east and Oak Street on the west; Alice Street on the north and Sexton Street on the south; Pacific Street west from Oak Street to Bridge Street; Bridge Street and Judicial Street west from Oak Street to Meridian Street. (Ord. 2150, 12-6-2016)
Looks like a snow day for all schools in Bingham County. For grown ups who don't get a snow day, please use extreme caution when travelling and only do so if necessary.
IDAHO FALLS — The following schools have announced they will be closed or delayed Monday due to winter weather. CLOSURES Bonneville Joint School District 93 Fremont County Joint School District 215 Teton School District 401 Monticello Montessori Public Charter School DELAYS Sugar-Salem School Dist...
Blackfoot School District #55
There will be no school today due to blowing and drifting snow. Be safe!
From our friends at Shelley Police Department.
P.S.A. Shelley Ordinance 9-9-3 is in effect. Please be sure to have your vehicles off the streets so the plows can clean the roads. We had to tow 10 vehicles this last week.
Winter weather make driving conditions extremely hazardous, please make extra time to get where you need to go.
Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. The Bingham County Sheriff's Office appreciates the fine men & women at our agency as well as the great people at the agencies we work hand in hand with every day. These Deputies, Officers & Troopers are out day & night, every day, trying to keep us all safe. We thank them today & everyday for their service.
This is a great message from our friends at Nampa Police Department! Plan ahead! Stay safe everyone!
Today’s message is a simple one:
Don’t Drink and Drive
Designate a sober driver
Let’s bring in 2020 safely!
Happy New Year
#Teamwork #Community #WeAreInThisTogether #HappyNewYear #dontdrinkandDrIvE #DesignateASoberDriver #PlanAhead #2020NewYear #2C #Partnerships
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BINGHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
SHERIFF CRAIG T. ROWLAND
On December 27, 2019 at about 9:31 pm the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office received a call for a welfare check at a residence North West of Blackfoot. When officers arrived they could see a person sitting in a chair. They had to breach the door so they could check on the people in the house. Officers found Bevin Chippewa age 45 in a bedroom and it appeared that he had been shot and killed. Officers also found a Jeffery Phelps age 50 in the living room in a chair that appeared to have committed suicide.
Detectives were called and it was determined that this was murder/suicide. Detectives are still investigating this so there will be no further press release until Monday morning.
May your holiday season be filled with love & may we spread kindness & generosity throughout the year every day.
Also, a HUGE shout out to all the emergency responders working to help keep us safe, no matter what day it is.
And the Winner is.... Teddy - Audrey Barzee
Wooden toys - David Lane (both sets)
Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets & for the generous donations. All proceeds go to support our Santa's Helpers program. (Pictured: Detective Dalley & Chief Deputy Gardner)
Blackfoot Police Department
On December 17th 2019, the Blackfoot Police Department and Bingham County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of N. Stout and Francis Street within the City of Blackfoot in reference to a felony wanted subject, Roger E. Simpson (31 year old male) who was observed in the area and believed at the time to be in possession of a firearm. Through the course of the investigation, Police learned that Simpson had entered into a vacant residence in the area and was believed to be hiding from Police.
Residents in the immediate area were evacuated for their safety and Independence High School (Located 1 block away) was issued a “Shelter in place” order.
Simpson was successfully taken into custody on the felony warrant a short time later after being called out of the residence and was booked into the Bingham County Jail on the warrant along with further charges of Resisting and Obstructing and Unlawful Entry.
All of the mountain roads in Bingham County will be closed effective tomorrow for the Winter season. If further information is needed or if you have questions, please contact the Public Works Director, Dusty Whited at 208.782.3864
Congratulations to our two newest certified Emergency Communications Officers! Brianna Daniels & Heather McCracken graduated today from the Idaho POST Academy. Prior to the Academy these ladies spent 6 months training in our 9-1-1 Center & became certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers. It takes a lot of hard work & dedication to become an Emergency Communications Officer, way to go! (Pictured Captain Cowley, Daniels, McCracken, Chief Deputy Gardner)
Congratulations to our very own Sheriff Craig Rowland, being sworn in as President of the Idaho Sheriff's Association & to Captain Mark Cowley being sworn in as the 1st Vice President of the Idaho Jail Administrator's Association. What an honor for these fine men who have dedicated their careers to our communities & to the great state of Idaho!
Thank you to everyone who donates & participates every year to make this program such a great success!
BLACKFOOT – Fifty thrilled and excited children rode from the Blackfoot Elks Lodge to Walmart in emergency vehicles with sirens going full blast Saturday, where each of them went Christmas
This awesome video was created by the Stow Police Department in MA. It is so great we just had to share!
Stow Police getting in the Holiday Spirit...(video by JT) #ALLWASOK
(edited post...Thank you to everyone for the wonderful response...and thank you to the 15 year old creator who wanted to do something nice for the local PD. He took still photos and videos of each of the four different cruisers while their lights were activated and edited the video together, adding the music of the amazing and talented Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
A HUGE thank you to our generous community for all of the tremendous support! Without you we couldn't make this wonderful program happen! Thank you to the Officers, Firemen, Troopers & Deputies who came in on their time off, many of whom had been up all night working. Thank you to all their wives who support them every day in their dedication to their community. Special thanks to the 9-1-1 crew that put in all the extra time to make this program happen every year!
A huge THANK YOU to Erin Hidalgo and her staff (Bingham County Dispatch) for putting on such a wonderful community event and helping out so many families in our area this Christmas season. Santa’s Helpers 2019 was a huge success!!
Good morning Bingham County! Today is the day for our annual Santa's Helpers Program! Starting around 9:00 a.m. deputies and officers from Aberdeen, Shelley, ISP, Blackfoot and Bingham; as well as units from Blackfoot Fire Department will have mini Santa's Helpers with them. These little helpers will be traveling from the Elk's Lodge on N Ash over to Walmart and back. One of the many simplistic joys of this program is seeing the excitement light up the faces of our mini Santa's Helpers when they get to run the lights, sirens and even radios in our patrol units. So please don't be alarmed if you hear sirens going or see lights flashing throughout the city this morning. If you happen to be out and about and witness our little helpers in their units please feel free to send them friendly waves and smiles!"
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow morning is our 22nd annual Santa's Helper Program! What to expect in our community: more patrol units than normal as well as lights and sirens between 9:00 a.m. and noon. This will be due to the cutest Santa's Helpers who will be running the lights, sirens and radios in the patrol units and fire rigs on their way to fulfill their Christmas shopping lists! Please remember that if you are out and about to follow all traffic regulations and yield to the lights and sirens. If you happen to see our units and their Little Helpers out and about give them a wave!"
Meth epidemic helps in crowding jail
BLACKFOOT – Due in part to a methamphetamine epidemic, Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland is scrambling to find a place to house the county’s prisoners, and not having much luck.
In the past 3 weeks we have had TWELVE vehicle vs. deer crashes. In addition to being cautious of the winter roads, please keep your eyes open and watch for wildlife on or near the roadways. The crashes have been in various locations all over the county and we need to make sure that you AND Santa's Reindeer travel safely!
No matter what time of year it is our Deputies are always training. This is our Dive Team training out at Blue Lakes near Wendover NV.
We couldn't agree more! Thank you so much for all of your help!!! ALSO a huge shout out to Blackfoot Police for their help & to all the Deputies & Dispatchers who stayed late & those who reported for duty on their time off to assist.
What a great community we serve! Last week's snow storm caused several accidents which led to I-15 being closed. Several motorists were stranded- either waiting for family to pick them up or trying to find ways to get to their next destination.
Teton Stage Lines very graciously transported these motorists to our Law Enforcement building to figure out their next move, while Blackfoot A&W also offered to provide food.
We appreciate our local businesses and their commitment to serve our community. Thank you!!
We are raffling off these great prizes that were donated to the Santa's Helpers program. Tickets are available at the Sheriff's Office, $1 each or 6 for $5. The raffle will be drawn on December 19th. Thank you!
The roads are extremely icey in Bingham & surrounding counties, use extreme caution when travelling. Give yourselves plenty of extra time to arrive at your destination. Road report available by calling 511 or at www.hb.511.idaho.gov
We strive at the Bingham County Sheriff's Office to make the world a better place, both on & off duty!
Outfitted with red vests and stocking caps with bells in hand, an army of familiar faces is being assembled in Southeast Idaho to spread the gift of help, hope and
*** UPDATE *** I15 is OPEN in both the North and Southbound lanes.
** UPDATE ** I15 MM 93 On Ramp CLOSED ** I5 SB on ramp at 98 CLOSED
*** Avoid I15 *** NB lanes at MM 95 blocked due to multiple crashes -- 93 will be closed until the road is no longer blocked.
Sending special thanks to those folks who are on duty today, protecting our communities & our Country. As well as the road crews & medical crews. Thank you to everyone out and about keeping us all safe & healthy. Thank you to the people working at the stores & restaurants & the truck drivers. Happy Holidays to you all!!!
Our friends at Nampa PD shared these great tips! Southeast Idaho is expecting snow all this week too! ⛄
With the possibility of snow in the Treasure Valley tonight, we thought some winter driving tips might help you make the transition to driving on snowy or icy roadways.
❄️ If you don’t absolutely have to drive, stay home. Allow weather conditions to improve and give the Street Department a chance to plow, sand and salt the roadway.
❄️ Check the weather the night before so you know if it’s likely to snow and you can allow for extra time to get to your destination the next morning.
❄️ The two biggest things that will keep you out of trouble on snowy and icy roads is slow down and allow extra following distance in case your vehicle slides on the roadway.
❄️ When starting from a stop, accelerate slowly. If your tires begin spinning, let off the accelerator pedal then gently reapply.
❄️ Apply your brakes sooner than usual when stopping on slick roadways.
❄️ Do the majority of your braking while the vehicle is traveling straight, not while turning. Turning + braking = sliding in the turn.
❄️ Keep your windshield washer fluid full. Use washer fluid with antifreeze. Water may only freeze in the cold.
❄️ Keep your defrost vents on your dashboard clear so they can do their job.
❄️ Check your tire tread. Bald tires + slick roadways = big problems
❄️ Remember, vehicles with 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive don’t stop any better than those with 2 wheel drive. It only helps with traction when starting from a stop.
❄️ If you begin sliding on slick roadway, steer in the direction you want to go. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and gently apply the brakes so your tires can regain traction.
❄️ Test your brakes in a parking lot or residential street where there aren’t other vehicles around so you can see how they perform. Know how your brake pedal performs when antilock braking takes place.
#Teamwork #BePrepared #Snow #Idaho #WinterHasArrived #SlowDown #AllowExtraFollowingDistance
...and now #NampaKnows
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