The Idaho Falls Police Department currently operates on a $13.8 million budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. In a budget breakdown, 91% of the budget goes to paying for personnel wages and benefits. The remaining nine percent pays for day-to-day operating expenses, equipment purchases, patrol cars and patrol car equipment.
The department does receive income of about $663,326 from the Idaho Falls Regional Airport and the Idaho Falls Fire Department for services rendered to those agencies by the police department.
The department, along with the fire department and ambulance services, budget represents about 15.6% of the City of Idaho Falls 2016-2017 fiscal year budget.
Overall, the cost to the city is $234 per citizen. The national average in 2015 was $241 per citizen.