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Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Causes Critical Blood Shortage, Mayors of Idaho Falls, Ammon to Help

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – City of Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper and City of Ammon Mayor Sean Coletti will be at the Idaho Falls Red Cross Donation Center, located at 1165 E. 17th Street, this afternoon at 3 p.m. to donate blood.

The mayors are joini...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City of Idaho Falls Facilities Close Due to Statewide “Stay-Home” Order

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – In accordance with guidance from the State of Idaho’s “Stay Home” order, the City of Idaho Falls is closing city facilities.

The closures will not impact the delivery of essential city services to...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

City of Idaho Falls Golf Courses Open With COVID-19 Restrictions

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The City of Idaho Falls’ three public golf courses are open for use to the public beginning today with restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The following restrictions and precautions have been implemented and must be obse...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Adjustments at IFPD and the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter due to COVID-19

The Idaho Falls Police Department and the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter are implementing adjustments in conjunction with the worldwide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. These adjustments are intended to be temporary and have been made with CDC and Easte...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Idaho Falls Mayor Issues Statement on Death of Idaho Falls Power Employee Bobette Wilhelm

Statement from Mayor Rebecca Casper on the Death of Idaho Falls Power Employee Bobette Wilhelm

“The City of Idaho Falls family lost a treasured member of our family this week. Bobbi was a beautiful person who truly cared for her others.  ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Idaho Falls Issues Emergency Declaration to Manage COVID-19 Response

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – City of Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper has signed a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency in response to the anticipated COVID-19 impact on the Idaho Falls community.

Declarations of emergency are common tools employed by ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Facilities Close, Programs Suspended

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(Idaho Falls – ID)  The City of Idaho Falls is implementing additional changes for public health and safety that will impact public programs and facilities throughout the city.

Beginning today, the city is suspending all classes, lessons...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Idaho Falls Sanitation Superintendent Receives National Recognition

Jordan Rechenmacher, Sanitation Superintendent

Out of 90,000 professionals worldwide, only 40 were selected to be honored as the next generation of leaders shaping the future of the waste and recycling industry. Jordan Rechenmacher, Idaho Falls’ Sanitation Superintendent will receive the Was...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Public Meeting: Water Tower Site Selection

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Construction for the new Idaho Falls water tower is slated to begin in 2022, but the first phase of the four-year project kicks off this week. Residents are invited to be part of the historic process.  

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, ...

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Sidewalk Snow Removal - Keeping our Community Accessible

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Clearing snow and ice from all pathways – not just along sidewalks, but also parking lots and curb ramps – is an essential part of keeping our community safe and accessible during the winter.   

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City of Idaho Falls News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Water Tower Facts

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Most would agree that landmarks such as our Idaho Falls River Walk, welcome signs, historic buildings, water tower and other iconic structures make Idaho Falls feel like home. Unfortunately, there comes a time when a decision has...

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

Everything you need to know about snow removal

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Property owners are encouraged to review snow removal procedures and sign up for notifications in advance of the first snowfall. The snow removal parking restriction ordinance for the season starts on Friday, Nov. 15 and will remain in effect until March ...

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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: December 21, 2017

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

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December 21, 2017

Idaho Falls Police Department Contact:

Holly CookPublic Information Officer605 N. Capital AveIdaho Falls, Idaho 83402Office: (208) 612-8655Cell: (208) 589-3091hcook@idahofallsidaho.govIdaho Falls Police Chief announces...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Causes Critical Blood Shortage, Mayors of Idaho Falls, Ammon to Help

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – City of Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper and City of Ammon Mayor Sean Coletti will be at the Idaho Falls Red Cross Donation Center, located at 1165 E. 17th Street, this afternoon at 3 p.m. to donate blood.

The mayors are joini...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

City of Idaho Falls Facilities Close Due to Statewide “Stay-Home” Order

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – In accordance with guidance from the State of Idaho’s “Stay Home” order, the City of Idaho Falls is closing city facilities.

The closures will not impact the delivery of essential city services to...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Adjustments at IFPD and the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter due to COVID-19

The Idaho Falls Police Department and the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter are implementing adjustments in conjunction with the worldwide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. These adjustments are intended to be temporary and have been made with CDC and Easte...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

City of Idaho Falls Golf Courses Open With COVID-19 Restrictions

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The City of Idaho Falls’ three public golf courses are open for use to the public beginning today with restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The following restrictions and precautions have been implemented and must be obse...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 18, 2020

City of Idaho Falls Issues Emergency Declaration to Manage COVID-19 Response

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(Idaho Falls, ID) – City of Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper has signed a Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency in response to the anticipated COVID-19 impact on the Idaho Falls community.

Declarations of emergency are common tools employed by ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Idaho Falls Parks & Recreation Facilities Close, Programs Suspended

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(Idaho Falls – ID)  The City of Idaho Falls is implementing additional changes for public health and safety that will impact public programs and facilities throughout the city.

Beginning today, the city is suspending all classes, lessons...

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COVID-19 Updates

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Information

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With the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Idaho, we are taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our community and our first responders. As the operation of the fire department is instrumental to the safety of our community, one of ...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2020

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Only about a third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive bystander CPR, and public access Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are used less than 3% of the time when needed and available. The current situation is far too few bystander rescuers &...

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Fire Department Announcements
Posted on: January 2, 2020

AlertSense Public Safety Alerts

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Click HERE to sign up for public safety alerts from the Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Emergency Communications Center (911). This is a free service for our residents. You can also click the icons below to download the AlertSense® app on your mobil...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Secure Fund Established to Collect Donations Following Theft of Firefighting Equipment

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Earlier this week, the Idaho Falls Police Department (IFPD) was alerted that approximately $1,500 worth of life-saving equipment was stolen from firefighters passing through Idaho Falls on their way home to Montana after fighting fires in California. Due ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Idaho Falls Mayor Issues Statement on Death of Idaho Falls Power Employee Bobette Wilhelm

Statement from Mayor Rebecca Casper on the Death of Idaho Falls Power Employee Bobette Wilhelm

“The City of Idaho Falls family lost a treasured member of our family this week. Bobbi was a beautiful person who truly cared for her others.  ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Adult Softball - Deadline April 22

Registration for Adult softball is now available online. The deadline for team registration is April 22, 2020. We are currrenlty planning on starting the leagues the week of May 4th, 2020.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Knothole/Bobbie-sox - Deadline May 13th

On line registration is now available for the 2020 Knothole/Bobbie-sox season. The deadline for registration is May 13th. Leauge is for K-6th grade.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Idaho Falls Youth Baseball

Idaho Falls Youth Baseball registration is now available online. We are currently planning on starting the season June 1st, 2020. We have plenty of spots available for ages ranging from 8-16 years old. Visit our website for more information

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Graffiti Investigation Results in Felony Vandalism Arrests

Two officers in the Idaho Falls Police Gang Unit, which handles graffiti investigations, have been investigating a string of vandalism along with the help of other IFPD Patrol Officers. On March 22, two individuals were arrested for Felony Vandalism.

Over the last couple weeks, Idaho Falls Police Officers have been notified of a string of vandalism in the form of graffiti around Idaho Falls. This particular graffiti included common colors, words/letters, and was found on multiple private residences, g...

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Police Department News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Adjustments at IFPD and the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter due to COVID-19

“It is our intent that these changes will have minimal impact on the service our community members receive while having a significant impact on the possible spread of COVID-19. Bottom line if you need a police officer you will still get a police officer."

The Idaho Falls Police Department and the Idaho Falls Animal Shelter are implementing adjustments in conjunction with the worldwide effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. These adjustments are intended to be temporary and have been made with CDC and Easte...

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Three Idaho Falls Residents Connected to Multi-State Crime Spree

The IFPD Special Investigations Unit is investigating 3 Idaho Falls residents in connection to a string of serious crimes across multiple states, including drug crimes in Idaho & a homicide in California. IFPD is partnering with LAPD and other agencies.

Idaho Falls, ID – The Idaho Falls Police Department Special Investigations Unit is investigating three Idaho Falls residents in connection to a string of serious crimes across multiple states, including drug crimes in Idaho and a homici...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 19, 2020

Man Arrested Safely Following Standoff with IFPD SWAT Team

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On Tuesday, Feb 18th, IFPD arrested Brett Karinen, a 25-year-old Idaho Falls resident, following an investigation into a domestic violence incident and a two-and-a-half-hour standoff with IFPD Patrol Officers and the IFPD SWAT team.

Idaho Falls, ID – On Tuesday, February 18th, the Idaho Falls Police Department arrested Brett Karinen, a 25-year-old Idaho Falls resident, following an investigation into a domestic violence incident and a two-and-a-half-hour standoff w...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Felony Heroin Trafficking Arrest

On January 31, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of 150 Houston Circle for a report that two people were passed on in a vehicle outside a business. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and the two occupants inside.

On January 31, Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to the area of 150 Houston Circle for a report that two people were passed on in a vehicle outside a business. Officers arrived and located the vehicle and the two occupants inside.

An officer was able t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Stolen Vehicle Located Prior to Owner Realizing It Was Stolen

On January 31st, at approximately 12:40 a.m. an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 1st street and St. Clair Avenue when he initiated a traffic stop. The officer determined the vehicle had been stolen.

On January 31st, at approximately 12:40 a.m. an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 1st street and St. Clair Avenue when he approached a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. As the officer approached, the vehicle began slowly...

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Police Department News
Posted on: February 6, 2020

Officer Seizes Pound of Meth After Witnessing Drug Deal

On Jan 31, around 10 pm, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Jennie Lee Drive when he witnessed what appeared to be a drug deal. After a short pursuit the Officer apprehended Jesse Kirby and located over a pound of methamphetamine.

On January 31, shortly after 10 p.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of Jennie Lee Drive when he witnessed two vehicles pull in to a parking lot and park next to each other. The officer watched the occupants of the two vehicles i...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Man Arrested for Felony Domestic Battery Following 911 Hang-Up Investigation

Dispatch received a 911 call and could hear yelling and a woman asking for help before the line disconnected. An IFPD Officer responding to the call's location passed a vehicle leaving the area and saw a passenger mouth, “Help me,” out the window.

Idaho Falls, ID – On January 25th at approximately 3:00 a.m., Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a 911 call. The Emergency Communications Officer (Dispatcher) could hear yelling and a woman asking for help saying she was scared. The l...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Meth Trafficking Arrest After Driver Attempts to Elude Officers

Two women arrested after attempting to flee from officers in a motor vehicle. Passenger found in possession of trafficking amounts of methamphetamine.

On January 25th, shortly before midnight, an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 17th street and Fife Avenue when the officer saw a vehicle driving east on 17th street with its headlights off. The officer caught up to the vehicle at t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Anniversary of Disappearance of Jed Hall

January 22 marked the two year anniversary of the disappearance of Idaho Falls’ teen, Matthew “Jed” Hall. Until definitive evidence of his whereabouts and/or well-being are obtained, the Idaho Falls Police Department will continue to search for Jed.

Yesterday, January 22, marked the two year anniversary of the disappearance of Idaho Falls’ teen, Matthew “Jed” Hall. Since his disappearance, Idaho Falls Police Investigators have made significant efforts to locate Jed but t...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Lewd Conduct, Sexual Exploitation of a Child

The Idaho Falls Police Department is conducting an investigation that has led to the arrest of Richard Dutton, a 51-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Lewd Conduct with a Child and Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

The Idaho Falls Police Department is conducting an investigation that has led to the arrest of Richard Dutton, a 51-year-old Idaho Falls resident, for Felony Lewd Conduct with a Child and Felony Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

On January 7th, staff at an a...

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Police Department News
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Man Arrested for Felony Injury to a Child

On Jan 16, a four-month-old infant was transported to to Primary Children’s with head injuries. IFPD Detectives have been investigating the child's injuries and on Jan 16, the infant's father was arrested on two counts of Felony Injury to a Child.

On January 6, a four-month-old child was taken to Idaho Falls Community Hospital after parents reported that the child had fallen off the father’s lap and was displaying symptoms consistent with a head injury. The infant was found to have a brai...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

IFPD & BCSO Remind Public to Celebrate Safely this New Years

The Idaho Falls Police and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies have joined agencies across the state in ITD’s Impaired Driving Mobilization this holiday season. Since the mobilization began on Dec. 11, BCSO has had 14 DUI Cases and IFPD has had 12.

The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho Falls Police Department have joined agencies across the state in participating in the Idaho Transportation Department’s Impaired Driving Mobilization through the holiday season. &nbs...

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Police Department News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Man Arrested for Felony Battery on a Police Officer

Man arrested for Felony Battery on a Police Officer. This is the twenty-third time an Idaho Falls Police Officer has been assaulted/battered, that resulted in arrest charges, during the course of their duties in 2019.

On Sunday, December 29th just after 2:00 a.m., an Idaho Falls Police Officer was patrolling in the area of 17th Street and Holmes Avenue. The officer recognized the driver of a vehicle on the roadway as a person he knew to have an outstanding warrant and ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Three Community Members given IFPD Citizen's Certificates of Merit

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IFPD held an Award Ceremony and recognized three community members with Citizen’s Certificates of Merit. IFPD Captain Jeremy Galbreaith was also recognized for graduating from the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.

On Thursday, November 14th, the Idaho Falls Police Department held an Award Ceremony and recognized three community members with Citizen’s Certificates of Merit. Idaho Falls Police Captain Jeremy Galbreaith was also recognized for successfully g...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 16, 2019

Woman arrested for Felony Battery on a Police Officer

Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Savannah Fenn for Battery on a Police Officer and other offenses stemming from a disturbance and minor damage vehicle accident. Fenn repeatedly kicked officers and attempted to break a Officer's fingers.

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On Friday, November 8th, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested Savannah Fenn for Battery on a Police Officer and other offenses stemming from a call for service involving a disturbance and minor damage...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 16, 2019

7 Felony Drug Arrests in the first two weeks of November.

In the first two weeks of November, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested 7 people on felony drug charges. IFPD Officers seized nearly 100 grams of methamphetamine and heroin, in addition to other illegal substances.

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Idaho Falls, ID – During the first two weeks of November, Idaho Falls Police Officers arrested 7 people on felony drug charges. Through th...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 10, 2019

IFPD Investigating Reports of a Gun Fired in Bar Parking Lot

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Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a report that a person may have fired a gun in the parking lot at Hurricanes Bar. Four IFPD Officers arrived on scene within 1-3 minutes of the call being received.

The Idaho Falls Police Department is investigating reports of a gunshot in the parking lot of the Hurricanes bar early this morning. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on November 10th, Idaho Falls Police Dispatch received a report that a person may have fired a gun...

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Police Department News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

IFPD Making Effort to Clear Abandoned Vehicles

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On Tuesday, Nov 12th, IFPD will conduct an operation to address and remove illegally parked or abandoned vehicles around the city. Residents are asked to report abandoned vehicles to the Idaho Falls Police Dispatch by calling (208)529-1200.

On Tuesday, November 12th, the Idaho Falls Police Department will be conducting an operation to address and remove illegally parked and abandoned vehicles around the city. In preparation for the operation, residents are asked to report abandoned vehicles ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

IFPD and ISP Team Up with T-Rex for Crosswalk Safety

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Idaho Falls Police Officers and Idaho State Troopers worked with Antman and a T-Rex to enforce crosswalk safety this morning. Later in the day, a 73-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle while in another crosswalk.

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Idaho Falls, ID – Earlier this morning, Idaho Falls Police Officers and Idaho State Police Troopers teamed up with Antman and a tyrannosaurus-rex to educate drivers on cros...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 21, 2019

Information regarding IFPD Officer Involved Shooting on October 18

Officers responded to a report of a suicidal male. Officers attempted to communicate with the male but he refused to do so. The male displayed a handgun pointed in the direction of the officers & fired once. Three officers fired their weapons into the car

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On October 18th, 2019 at approximately 10:40 p.m. Idaho Falls Police Officers responded to a report of a suicidal male. According to the report, the male was parked in a vehicle near the intersection of E ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 19, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting

On October 18th at approximately 11:00 p.m., IFPD Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting. The investigation is being conducted by the Southeast Idaho Critical Incident Team, which consists of law enforcement agencies from the region.

On October 18th, 2019 at approximately 11:00 p.m. near the intersection of E 25th Street and S Emerson Avenue, Idaho Falls Police Officers were involved in an officer involved shooting. One involved male is deceased. The officers did not sustain any injur...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

IFPD Promotes Four Officers

The Idaho Falls Police Department held a ceremony for four recent promotions. Captain Jeremy Galbreaith, Lieutenant Jessica Marley, Sergeant Craig Morgan, and Sergeant Malin Reynolds have each been promoted from their previous ranks.

The Idaho Falls Police Department recently held a promotion ceremony for four recent promotions. Captain Jeremy Galbreaith, Lieutenant Jessica Marley, Sergeant Craig Morgan, and Sergeant Malin Reynolds have each been promoted from their previous ranks.

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

IFPD Starts Pilot Motorcycle Officer Program

This summer, the Idaho Falls Police Department has launched a new pilot program for motorcycle officers. Two officers who are part of the Traffic Unit have swapped their patrol vehicles for motorcycles.

This summer, the Idaho Falls Police Department has launched a new pilot program for motorcycle officers. Two officers who are part of the Traffic Unit have swapped their patrol vehicles for motorcycles.

Idaho Falls roadways are traveled daily by thousands ...

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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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