News Flash

Posted on: November 14, 2018

Public Swim Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Week

November 19, 20, & 21    Public Swim  1-3:30pm 

November 19 & 20    Public Swim 6-8pm, Lap Swim 5:30am-3:30pm & 8-9pm

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

Day after Thanksgiving Special Hours November 23, ...

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Aquatic Center
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Lap Swim Hours November 19-21

November 19 & 20 - 5:30am-3:30pm & 8-9pm
November 21 - 5:30am-3:30pm

Aquatic Center
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Day after Thanksgiving Special Hours

Special admission price $2.50 or $2 with a can of food to be donated to the Community Food Basket, Idaho Falls.

Aquatic Center
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Jr Lifeguard Class

Designed to train boys and girls ages 13-15 in lifesaving water skills.  

More information about Jr Lifeguard Class Aquatic Center

News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2018

2018 Holiday Air Travel to Break Records - IDA Offers Tips to Avoid Stress

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Idaho Falls, ID - With holiday travel upon us, the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is recommending some simple tips to help ease the burden of flying with what is expected to be a record breaking amount of travelers for the coming holidays.

According to...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Idaho Falls Zoo Premiers New Web Camera

Penguin Cam

Idaho Falls, ID - Have you wondered what the animals do when the zoo is closed? Here’s your chance to find out. Idaho Falls Zoo is the proud recipient of an EarthCam, a web camera that allows visitors to view an area of the zoo in real time onli...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Snow Removal Parking Restrictions Ordinance Effective Nov. 15-March 15

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Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls reminds residents that the snow removal parking restriction ordinance for the season starts on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. 

The parking restrictions will automatically be in effect from Nov...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Early Morning Fire in the Foothills

Idaho Falls Fire Department Apparatus

Idaho Falls, ID:  On Nov. 8, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 1625 S Highline Drive for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival to a small two-story home in the foothills, firefighters reported ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Idaho Falls Mayor, City Council Recommend Flag Policy for POW/MIA flag at City Facilities

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Idaho Falls, ID – Following discussion at the Monday city council work session, Mayor Rebecca Casper and the Idaho Falls City Council are forwarding a recommended city flag policy to the regular city council meeting to be held on Thursday, Novem...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

Idaho Falls Public Works Seeks Public Input on Woodruff and 17th Intersection Improvements

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Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls Public Works Department is hosting a community conversation to seek feedback from residents regarding proposed improvements at the intersection of S Woodruff Avenue and E 17th Street.

The meeting will be ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Idaho Falls Zoo Sees Another Year of Record Attendance

Boo at Zoo

Idaho Falls, ID - The Idaho Falls Zoo saw its second-highest attendance ever this season with over 144,000 visitors. Last year, the zoo’s baby boom brought in the highest attendance ever with over 160,000 guests. The increased attendance is attr...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

Public Input Needed for Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Master Plan Process

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Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Department is seeking public input for a major effort to plan for the future of Idaho Falls parks and recreation facilities and programs. 

On Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m., ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

2018 Leaf Collection Schedule

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The City of Idaho Falls leaf collection schedule will begin on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Find out when the Street Division will be in your neighborhood by visiting the homepage of the city’s website, clicking here or by calling the Street Divisio...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

Roadway Improvements Accommodate Future Growth

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Idaho Falls, ID – The current resurfacing and re-striping project on S Boulevard, from Sunnyside Road to Northgate Mile, is just one example of improvements the City is making to accommodate long-term plans, safety, future growth and co...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Idaho Falls Police honor citizens and officers for excellence

Note: A video of the entirety of the awards ceremony can be found on the IFPD’s Facebook page.

On June 19, 2018, the Idaho Falls Police Department held its Quarterly Awards Ceremony.

Six citizens and 5 police officers received awa...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Department Launches New PulsePoint App Aimed at Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival

PulsePoint App Announcement, Fire Chief Dave Hanneman

Idaho Falls, ID:  The Idaho Falls Fire Department is pleased to announce the launch of PulsePoint, a Smartphone app designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates.

Application users who have indicated t...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Community Invited to Historic Groundbreaking for City’s Newest Park

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Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls and generous partners invite the community to a very exciting and historic groundbreaking ceremony for the city’s newest park – Heritage Park.

The ceremony will be held Thursd...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Here's how to prepare your kids if there is ever an active shooter.

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson sat down with Rett Nelson of EastIdahoNews.com and gave an example of the concept of “Run. Hide. Fight.” 

Johnson explained, “I sat down with my daughter and talked specifically about school shooting...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 5, 2018

City unveils series of economic development videos inspired by community members

Idaho Falls, ID – “Idaho Falls is a city of leaders. We lead the way when it comes to innovation. We lead the way when it comes to civic involvement. We lead the way when it comes to all the things that make a community special,” stated Idaho Falls Mayor ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Chief announces four promotions, including the IFPD's first female Sergeant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:

Holly CookPublic Information Officer605 N. Capital AveIdaho Falls, Idaho 83402Office: (208) 612-8655Cell: (208) 589-3091[email protected]Idaho Falls Police Chief announces...

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City of Idaho Falls News

News Flash

Posted on: November 5, 2018

AlertSense® Public Safety Alerts

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AlertSense® Signup

Click the banner below to sign up for AlertSense® public safety alerts from the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Emergency Communications Center. This is a free service for community members. You can also click on the icons ...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Improved Property Insurance Rating – ISO Class 2

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Idaho Falls, ID – Recently, Idaho Falls was upgraded from an Idaho Surveying & Rating Bureau (ISRB) property insurance rating of Class 3 to a Class 2. This improved rating translates into risk reduction for property owners in Idaho Falls.

ISRB is an in...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2018

“Stop the Bleed” Collaboration with Idaho Falls Fire Department & EIRMC

Stop The Bleed

Offering Life-Saving Trainings for Civilians

Idaho Falls, ID: Providing and maintaining a safe environment for community members is always of utmost importance for first responders and healthcare professionals. Tragic accidents like the recent bri...

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Fire Department Announcements

News Flash

Posted on: November 8, 2018

Early Morning Fire in the Foothills

Idaho Falls Fire Department Apparatus

Idaho Falls, ID:  On Nov. 8, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 1625 S Highline Drive for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival to a small two-story home in the foothills, firefighters reported ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Idaho Falls Fire Department Launches New PulsePoint App Aimed at Improving Cardiac Arrest Survival

PulsePoint App Announcement, Fire Chief Dave Hanneman

Idaho Falls, ID:  The Idaho Falls Fire Department is pleased to announce the launch of PulsePoint, a Smartphone app designed to support public safety agencies working to improve cardiac arrest survival rates.

Application users who have indicated t...

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Fire Department News

News Flash

Posted on: September 28, 2018

Idaho Falls Power Set to Begin Residential Fiber Pilot Program

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Idaho Falls, ID –The City of Idaho Falls City Council passed a resolution Thursday night authorizing Idaho Falls Power to begin a pilot program to examine the costs associated with providing high-speed fiber optic access to Idaho Falls residents.

“Essentia...

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Idaho Falls Power

News Flash

Posted on: November 15, 2018

Watch Our Penguin Cam

African Penguin

Idaho Falls, ID - Have you wondered what the animals do when the zoo is closed? Here’s your chance to find out. Idaho Falls Zoo is the proud recipient of an EarthCam, a web camera that allows visitors to view an area of the zoo in real time online 24 hour...

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Additional Info... Idaho Falls Zoo
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Idaho Falls Zoo Closed for the Season

Barred Owl

Idaho Falls Zoo is now closed for daily operations from Oct. 14, 2018 through April 5, 2019. Thanks again for your amazing support! We'll see you on April 6, 2019.

The zoo will be open October 25, 26, and 27 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. (last admission at 8:30 p.m....

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Idaho Falls Zoo

News Flash

Posted on: November 19, 2018

Laser Skate Night

Join your friends for an awesome night of skating in lasers, lights and fog for an "out of this world experience" Cost is $5.00 plus skate rental, begins at 7 pm goes until 11 pm.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Skate With Santa

Santa will be on the ice from 2-4 pm on December 22, to skate with the kids and adults. Fees are $3.50 for kids and $4.25 for adults. Skate rental is available.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Holiday Ice Show

The Holiday Ice Show will be held on Dec. 1st and the Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena. Contact the Rink at 612-8367 for more details.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa id December 8th, at the Skyline Activity Center. Enjoy breakfast with the family while the kids make a craft and meet with Santa. Registration is required the cost is $6.50 per person and starts at 9:00 am till 10:30 am.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Learn To Skate Specialty Classes

On Tuesday Nov. 20th we will be offering several different specialty classes at the Ice Area. They will consist of drills, obstacle courses, ice dancing and so much more. The cost for each class is $7.50 without skates and skate rental is $3.50.

Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Youth Basketball

It's that time of year to start thinking about getting your team ready for the Winter league. The deadline is December 12th with games starting Jan. 4th. This is for all divisions 1st- high school.

Additional Info... Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 8, 2018

Pre-School Gym

When it's cold outside and the kids are bored, bring them to the play group at the Recreation Center on Tuesday & Friday mornings from 9-11 am. For ages 3 years to 6 years old. Cost is $1.00 per child.

Additional Info... Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: November 3, 2018

Idaho Falls Police Make Arrest in McDonald's Armed Robbery

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Idaho Falls Police detectives have made an arrest in the early morning armed robbery of an Idaho Falls McDonald's restaurant today.

Idaho Falls, ID - Idaho Falls Police detectives have made an arrest in the early morning armed robbery today of an Idaho Falls McDonald's restaurant.

Charles Nelson Beasley, Jr.,was arrested without incident by Idaho Falls detectives this afternoon in Bing...

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Police Department News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Convicted felons arrested on multiple charges after eluding police down East 17th Street

Arrest - Garcia & Maddux

Idaho Falls, ID – Around 7:30 p.m. this evening, a man in his 20s called Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch and reported that on the 700 block of Lindsay Boulevard, two men allegedly brandished weapons, threatened his life and then took...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

3 ways you can stay safe and informed in Idaho Falls using apps

An increasing number of people are using applications and social media to receive emergency information and urgent alerts. 

The Idaho Falls Police Department wants the local community to know how they can get this emergency information from a reli...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Idaho Falls Police investigating report of a drive-by shooting

(208) 529-1200

At 8:42 a.m. on August 27th, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a report that a vehicle and a garage had been vandalized on the 1300 block of Crescent Avenue in Idaho Falls.

An Idaho Falls Police officer arrived and learned that the vehicle and th...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Idaho Falls Police rescue woman from bridge

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At 4:50 PM on Monday, August 27th, Idaho Falls Police officers were responding to the area of 150 Shoup Avenue for a suicidal woman. While officers were checking the area, Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch received a second call about a woman that was le...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

We need your help to find vandal(s) who smashed windows at Fox Hollow Elementary

Vandalism on 7/24/2018

Idaho Falls Police are seeking the help of the community to find the person or people responsible for breaking several windows on Monday night.

Vandal(s) broke 17 panes of glass between 9:00 p.m. Monday night and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

At 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the school custodian at Fox Hollow Elementary off Bellin Road discovered the damage and notified police. There were no signs ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Blackfoot man charged with Vehicular Manslaughter after fatal motorcycle crash last month

Man charged with Vehicular Manslaughter

A Blackfoot man has been charged with Vehicular Manslaughter after Idaho Falls Police completed the investigation of a crash which killed an 18-year-old Idaho Falls man driving a motorcycle last month.

On June 19th just before 5:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

“Spirit Ride” coming to Idaho Falls Friday to raise awareness of “move over” laws

Local businessman Wyatt Pickering received a call late Thursday afternoon asking whether he and his company could help with the American Towman Spirit Ride. Even though it was only a few hours away, Pickering answered without hesitation, “Absolutely.”

What's The Spirit Ride?  (From atspiritride.com)  Many are calling the Spirit Ride America's Traveling Memorial Day for First Responders. Founded by American Towman Magazine and B/A Products, the Ride's mission is to pr...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Four of IFPD's longest serving officers set to retire

Goodman - Billman - McKenna - 6-27-2018

Three of the them signed off for the final time on Wednesday, June 27th.

Officer Mark Goodman, Officer Lynn Billman and Sergeant Pat McKenna said “goodbye” to their teammates and “hello” to retirement. 

All three long-time veterans of the Idaho Falls Police Department gave their ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

Craig Blankenship, 36, was arrested on a Felony charge of Robbery after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on W. Broadway around 9:30 on Tuesday morning.

Thanks to the teamwork of the bank and other local businesses, the police department, community ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Police seek help of the public to locate man who robbed bank Tuesday morning

Original post: At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man went into the Bank of Commerce located at 1730 W. Broadway. He gave bank employees a note demanding money, who gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night: bit.ly/craig626

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Update 9:00 PM, 6/26

Craig Blankenship, 36, was identified and arrested by the IFPD within 11 hours after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Commerce on West Broadway earlier tha...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

President and CEO of Bank of Commerce proud of employees, has full confidence in IFPD

President and CEO of the Bank of Commerce Tom Romrell has no doubt that IFPD will conduct a thorough investigation which will lead to apprehension of the robbery suspect.
*UPDATED: Suspect arrested Tuesday night*

Update: Idaho Falls Police arrested suspect of bank robbery within 11 hours thanks to community policing

President & CEO Romrell commented on the robbery which occurred around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26th at the Bank of Commerce located at ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Man arrested, charged with sexual abuse of a child; Police fear other children may have been victims

Anyone who is concerned that this man, Eric Kidman, may have had contact with other children and could have taken other recordings or photographs should immediately call Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch at (208) 529-1200.

On Thursday, June 21st, Idaho Falls police arrested 23-year-old Eric Kidman on the charge of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16 by making a photographic or electronic recording.

Kidman confessed to placing a video camera in a 13-year-old girl&...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

Idaho Falls Police honor citizens and officers for excellence

Note: A video of the entirety of the awards ceremony can be found on the IFPD’s Facebook page.

On June 19, 2018, the Idaho Falls Police Department held its Quarterly Awards Ceremony.

Six citizens and 5 police officers re...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Woman found in river identified

The woman whose body was recovered from the Snake River on May 30th by the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office has been identified as Kayla Davis.

While the forensic examination is not yet complete and the investigation is ongoing, the woman has been identified by dental records.

A Forensic Odontologist examined the body of the woman recovered from the river, reviewed the dental records of Kayla Davi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

Police arrest man on felony warrant after he attempted to flee, hopped on roof, jumped over fence

Adam Wise, 33, of Idaho Falls was taken into custody after officers deployed a Taser to stop him from attempting to flee.

Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Police continued their efforts to serve outstanding warrants today, May 17th. This afternoon, on the 600 block of Water Avenue, officers arrived to serve a warrant on 33 year old Adam Wise. The felony warrant was is...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 17, 2018

IFPD arrests 23 wanted criminals in one week

Police are cracking down on those with pending warrants stemming from serious charges, such as battery, drug trafficking, grand theft and more.

Idaho Falls Police mobilized and served 23 warrants in a 7-day period. The majority of those warrants, 13 of them, were served on May 8th

Of the people arrested, 12 of the 23 had outstanding felony warrants. 

Three of the arrests also yi...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

UPDATE: BCSO searching, IFPD investigating report of woman falling in river

Joint-agency update: The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office continues dive team search, IFPD deploys first test flight of UAS pilot program to search using drone.

Idaho Falls, ID – This morning at 8:00 AM, the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team resumed the search for a 23 year old female whom allegedly fell into the river last night around 11:40 PM. 

According to Serge...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Here's how to prepare your kids if there is ever an active shooter

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson sat down with Rett Nelson of EastIdahoNews.com and gave an example of the concept of “Run. Hide. Fight.” 

Johnson explained, “I sat down with my daughter and talked spec...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 29, 2018

Four arrested in SWAT drug bust on Sunday

Police took 22.4 grams of methamphetamine into evidence, along with a small amount of marijuana, paraphernalia and other narcotics which are unidentified and undergoing testing.

Over the weekend, Idaho Falls police made four drug related arrests, including one felony charge for possession of a controlled substance. Police gained information which allowed them to obtain a search warrant for a home near 21st Street and South Boulev...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Chief announces four promotions, including the IFPD's first female Sergeant

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson announced the promotion of one new Lieutenant and three new Sergeants.

Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson announced the promotions of one Lieutenant and three Sergeants.

  • Sergeant Scott Killian will be promoted to Lieutenant and will be transferred from detectives to patrol.
  • Detective Jessica Marley will be promoted to Serg...
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Police Department News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Hires New Public Information Officer

Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.

Idaho Falls, ID – Holly Cook has joined the Idaho Falls Police Department as the Public Relations and Public Information Officer.  The primary focus of the position is to create an open environment for the flow of information a...

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Police Department News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: April 9, 2018

Bank of Idaho

Bank of Idaho Zoo Sponsors
Posted on: April 9, 2018

CandleWood

Candlewood Suites Zoo Sponsors
Posted on: April 9, 2018

OroWheat

Oroweat Zoo Sponsors