News Flash

Posted on: May 1, 2019

NOW HIRING!

Are you looking for a fun, challenging, active job?  We are looking for you!  Apply at the City of Idaho Falls website.  Training is available.

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Get Fit Together Spring 2019

Join the Aquatic Center and the community of Idaho Falls and participate in this 6 week fitness challenge beginning May 5th.  For more information go to the Get Fit Together web page.

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News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2019

Street Sweeping Schedule

Street Sweeping Schedule

Idaho Falls, ID – The Street Division will begin sweeping neighborhoods, arterial and collector streets on Monday, May 20. The streets have been divided into zones, similar to garbage collection, beginning with zone A.  

Each zo...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Greater Idaho Falls Committee Formed to Aid Census Success

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – With the 2020 Census efforts beginning to pick up around the state and nation, the Greater Idaho Falls Complete Count Committee (GIFCCC) will hold its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 3 p.m. in the Idaho Falls Library....

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Water Main Construction on Science Center Drive

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Idaho Falls, ID – The City of Idaho Falls Water Division will be installing a water main at Science Center Drive between the Highway 20 exit ramp and North Boulevard beginning the morning of Tuesday, May 14.

East-bound traffic will be re...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Director To Leave City

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City of Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Director Greg A. Weitzel has announced he will be leaving the city and has accepted a position as the head of Parks and Recreation in Las Vegas, Nevada. His last day with the City of Idaho Falls will be June 3.

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Road Closure of S. Holmes Avenue

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Idaho Falls, ID – Beginning on Friday, May 10, there will be a full road closure of S. Holmes Avenue from E. 49th South to E. 65th South to accommodate road construction associated with the Belmont Estates subdivision project. The antic...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Outdoor Fires in City of Idaho Falls Limits

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Idaho Falls, ID:  Outdoor fires are a common response for the Idaho Falls Fire Department during the spring and summer months. While recreational fires are permitted inside City of Idaho Falls limits when the below conditions and requirements are...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 8, 2019

W Broadway Sidewalk Improvement Project

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Idaho Falls, ID – On May 9 crews will begin working on the W Broadway Sidewalk Improvement project, from Memorial Drive to N Yellowstone Avenue.  The anticipated project duration is 45 days.

The project includes the replacement ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Check Out May Events at the Idaho Falls Zoo!

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The Idaho Falls Zoo’s 2019 season is off to a great start with April seeing the highest attendance ever recorded at the zoo! We are rockin' and rollin’ into May with some great events for everyone in the family.

May 11: International Mi...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Consider Electrical Lines Before Spring Planting

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Spring has sprung in Idaho Falls – which usually means the planting season can begin.

But, before you dig in, Idaho Falls Power (IFP) reminds you to take into consideration underground electrical service equipment before you start planting, espec...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Park Avenue Water Line Project

Park Avenue Water Line

Idaho Falls, ID – HK Contractors, Inc. will begin work on the water line project on Park Avenue on May 1. Park Avenue from C Street to D Street will be closed for the duration of the project. Motorists should plan alternate routes. &...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Costco Plans Idaho Falls Location

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Idaho Falls, ID: Plans for an Idaho Falls Costco location were unveiled tonight as the retail giant received unanimous approval by the Idaho Falls City Council to build in the city as part of Idaho Falls’ Economic Development Incentive Program.

A...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Idaho Falls Mayor Names New Fire Chief

D. Nelson

Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper has appointed Duane Nelson to the position of Fire Chief of the Idaho Falls Fire Department (IFFD). Nelson will assume the position on May 4 pending a confirmation vote of the city council on April 25. The appointment foll...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup Begins May 3

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Clean & Green Citywide Cleanup is the perfect opportunity for residents to dispose of unwanted items. This year marks ten years that the City’s Public Works Department has provided this service.  Clean & Green begins on Friday, ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Water Line Project on 49th South Begins Tomorrow

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Crews will begin construction work in connection with the 49th South Water Line Project tomorrow, April 16. To facilitate the utility work, 49th South from 15th East to 25th East will be closed for 24 hours with local access only. Alternate routes will be...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of Idaho Falls to Replace Water Tower

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Idaho Falls, ID – Idaho Falls Public Works staff briefed the Idaho Falls City Council today on plans to replace the city’s aging water tower, currently located along the Snake River near Idaho Falls Power.  The tower ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Construction Notice: 18th & 19th Street Waterline

18th and 19th Street Waterline Upgrades

Idaho Falls, ID – Beginning on Monday, April 1, 2019 there will be limited access on 18th and 19th Street, between S. Emerson Avenue and S. Higbee Avenue to allow for waterline upgrades.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, all properties a...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Construction Notice: Elva Street Sidewalk Project

Elva Street Sidewalk Imrpovements

Idaho Falls, ID – Construction associated with the Elva Street sidewalk improvement project will begin on Monday, April 8, 2019. The anticipated completion time is one month.

The project includes removal and replacement of existing sidew...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Fire Chief Dave Hanneman Retires

Chief Dave Hanneman

Idaho Falls, ID – Fire Chief Dave Hanneman recently announced that he will retire from the Idaho Falls Fire Department (IFFD) after 36 years in emergency services.

The city will hold a retirement ceremony held in his honor during a publi...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Pothole Repairs

Pothole Season

Idaho Falls, ID – Spring has sprung and so too have the potholes. As a result of the freezing and thawing temperatures and wet winter, the City of Idaho Falls Street Division has turned their attention from snow removal to pothole repai...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Intermittent Road Closures Scheduled for 9th Street

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Idaho Falls, ID – On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 3H Construction will begin construction on the 9th Street Bridge over the Moody Canal.  Barring unforeseen conditions, the anticipated completion time is 45 days.

The roadway from ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Fire inside vacant training structure

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Idaho Falls, ID:   On March 7, 2019 at approximately 11:18 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 620 E 1st Street for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from the northeast corner...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Mission: Save Lives

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Not one more life lost to carbon monoxide poisoning! Not one! Those are the words found on the cokills.org website. The website and corresponding No C.O. Foundation were established by an Idaho Falls firefighter and his family after the devastating loss o...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: January 7, 2019

City of Idaho Falls Now Offers Glass Recycling Services

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Idaho Falls, ID – Thanks to a partnership between the City of Idaho Falls and Momentum Recycling, community members in Idaho Falls now have the ability to recycle glass. The new 3-yard blue containers will be delivered on Tuesday, Jan. ...

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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: 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: April 23, 2019

PulsePoint Mobile App

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Get the App! Save a life! 

Application users who have indicated they are trained in CPR and willing to assist in an emergency can be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency and may require CPR. The free PulsePoint app is available...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Baggin' & Braggin' Cornhole Tournament

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The Idaho Falls Fire and Police Departments are raising funds to equip police vehicles with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Often times police officers are the first on scene when someone is experiencing a cardiac arrest. By having AEDs in all p...

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Fire Department Announcements
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

News Flash

Posted on: May 9, 2019

Outdoor Fires in City of Idaho Falls Limits

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Idaho Falls, ID:  Outdoor fires are a common response for the Idaho Falls Fire Department during the spring and summer months. While recreational fires are permitted inside City of Idaho Falls limits when the below conditions and requirements are...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Idaho Falls Mayor Names New Fire Chief

D. Nelson

Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper has appointed Duane Nelson to the position of Fire Chief of the Idaho Falls Fire Department (IFFD). Nelson will assume the position on May 4 pending a confirmation vote of the city council on April 25. The appointment foll...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Controlled Burn Gets out of Control

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At approximately 8:00 p.m. on April 1, 2019 the Idaho Falls Fire Department responded to a field fire just north of Sage Lakes Golf Course on E. Parri Drive. The fire began as a controlled burn. Winds shifted during the burn resulting in structures catchi...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 31, 2019

Fully Involved Garage Fire

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Idaho Falls, ID:  On March 31, 2019 at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 65th N, just north of Sage Lakes Golf Course, for a report of a structure fire.

Upon arrival firefighters found a fully-involved fir...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Fire Chief Dave Hanneman Retires

Chief Dave Hanneman

Idaho Falls, ID – Fire Chief Dave Hanneman recently announced that he will retire from the Idaho Falls Fire Department (IFFD) after 36 years in emergency services.

The city will hold a retirement ceremony held in his honor during a public receptio...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Help First Responders Locate You

Legible Addresses

In an emergency, every second counts. The Idaho Falls Fire and Police Departments depend on address numbers to find community members as quickly as possible. Finding homes and businesses can be challenging if address numbers are blocked, missing, unlit or...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Fire inside vacant training structure

Olive Structure Fire_March 7 2019

Idaho Falls, ID:   On March 7, 2019 at approximately 11:18 p.m., the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to 620 E 1st Street for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from the northeast corner...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

No Injuries Following Early Morning Fire

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On February 22, 2019 at 5:41 AM the Idaho Falls Fire Department was dispatched to the 7000 block of N 5th W for a report of a structure fire.

The fire was upgraded to a second alarm fire. Four engines, four ambulances, two water tenders and a battalion chi...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Mission: Save Lives

smoke alarm install

"Not one more life lost to carbon monoxide poisoning! Not one!" Those are the words found on the cokills.org website. The website and corresponding No C.O. Foundation were established by an Idaho Falls firefighter and his family after the devast...

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Fire Department News

News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2019

Idaho Falls Fiber Pilot Program Gets Underway

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(Idaho Falls, ID) - Idaho Falls residents are one-step closer to accessing cutting-edge, high-speed fiber optic internet service with the launch of the new Idaho Falls Fiber (IFF) website.

Starting on March 4, residents within the identified boundaries of ...

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Idaho Falls Fiber

News Flash

Posted on: May 2, 2019

Consider Electrical Lines Before Spring Planting

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Spring has sprung in Idaho Falls – which usually means the planting season can begin.

But, before you dig in, Idaho Falls Power (IFP) reminds you to take into consideration underground electrical service equipment before you start planting, especially if y...

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Idaho Falls Power
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Idaho Falls Fiber Pilot Program Gets Underway

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(Idaho Falls, ID) - Idaho Falls residents are one-step closer to accessing cutting-edge, high-speed fiber optic internet service with the launch of the new Idaho Falls Fiber (IFF) website.

Starting on March 4, residents within the identified boundaries of ...

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Idaho Falls Power

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 16, 2019

Refereeing 101

Want to learn to be a basketball referee? This class is perfect for you. The class goes over the basic mechanics, position and rules to prepare you for refereeing basketball. Successful completion will make you eligible to help in our leagues

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Men's Summer Basketball

Deadline for Mens Summer Basketball is May 22nd, Registration is available online.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Cornhole Tournament

Tournament consists of a round robin division play followed by a single elimination tournament for the top team from each division. Winners can receive many awesome prizes. Food, soft drinks, and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Bring ID

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Basketball Refereeing 101

Get paid to enjoy the game you love. We are offering a 3 day basketball refereeing 101 class. The course will go over basic mechanics, position & rules for refereeing. Successful completion makes you eligible to Ref in our league in the Fall Cost $10

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Knothole/Bobbie-sox

Registration is now available for Knothole and Bobbie-Sox. We have t-ball or pitching machine to offer. Team registration deadline is going to be May 21st. If you don't have a team you can call and put your child on a pick up list at 208-612-8580

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Little Hitters Baseball

Little hitters is for children 3-6 years old, we will be teaching them the basics of playing Baseball. Class is held once a week on Tuesdays at Tautphaus Park in the evening. Pre- registration is required and can be done online.

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Youth Soccer

We are NOW accepting sign ups for our Spring Soccer programs. We are currently offering U8,, U10 & U12 Skills Development . Held on Tues. for U8, Tues & Thurs. for U10, U12 in the evenings at Sunnyside Park. Pre-Registration is required.

Parks & Recreation

News Flash

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: 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

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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: 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: 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