Idaho Falls Police Department - Who We Are

The Idaho Falls Police Department was created in 1895 and serves the Idaho Falls, Idaho community. Idaho Falls is home to approximately 62,000 people and is a gathering place for residents and visitors from all over eastern Idaho, as well as tourists enjoying the great outdoors in our backyard.

IFPD employs both sworn and civilian employees in a variety of positions: Police officers, records clerks, emergency communications specialists (aka dispatchers), animal services specialists, crime scene investigators and more. All are important to the day-to-day operations of the Police Department and play important roles in fulfilling IFPD’s mission.

Whether as a sworn officer or a civilian employee, IFPD is a rewarding place to work. We are proud to employ hard-working and dedicated professionals in positions across the department. Policing is fast-paced, exciting and requires a great deal of training. Employment at the IFPD is highly competitive as it seeks employees that reflect the department values of Integrity, Honor, Trust and Excellence. At full strength, the IFPD currently employs approximately 145 employees, 96 of whom are sworn police officers.

If you are looking for a career that is interesting, challenging, and community-oriented, this may be the place for you. You can learn more about the Idaho Falls Police Department, becoming an Idaho Falls Police Officer, and other topics in the linked webpages. If you are interested in applying look for our open positions here. To be notified when new positions are posted sign up for job alerts here. 


The Idaho Falls Police Department is united in a spirit of teamwork to be an open, courteous and community-minded organization devoted to quality public service. We are dedicated to live by values which reflect a genuine desire to care for the safety and well-being of the public we serve as well as the professionals who provide that service. 

Our Mission

In partnership with the people of Idaho Falls, our mission is to create an environment free from crime and the fear of crime.

Our Values

The core values of the Idaho Falls Police Department are Integrity, Honor, Trust, and Excellence. Values are the most fundamental beliefs by which the organization operates. They serve as a foundation for how and why decisions are made.


Integrity is a concept of consistency of ethical actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. Integrity means doing the ethical, moral, or correct thing even when no one else will know what you’ve done.


Honor is a concept of honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions. It is a source of credit or distinction which merits high respect and worth. Honor as a code of behavior defines our duties and obligations to the people we serve.


Trust is a willingness to show consideration, care, and appreciation toward others with a dedication to building relationships based on truth and authenticity. It is an action that denotes positive regard or feeling of esteem for a person or other entity. Trust is both given and received.


Excellence is the quality of being outstanding. It is a talent or quality which is unusual and extremely good. It surpasses ordinary standards. Displays of excellence are shown through acts of integrity, innovation, meeting all obligations and continually learning and improving oneself in all aspects.