Join Us at IFPD


The Idaho Falls Police Department was created in 1895 and serves the community of Idaho Falls. As the fourth largest municipal police department in the state, and the largest in Eastern Idaho, our agency also has the opportunity to support partner agencies in surrounding smaller communities.

Idaho Falls is home to approximately 67,000 people and is a gathering place for residents and visitors from all over eastern Idaho. From residents who call our city home; to those who commute in during work hours; Eastern Idahoans enjoying Idaho Falls entertainment, commerce, and dining; or tourists visiting the great outdoors in our backyard, everyone in our city limits is welcome and benefits from the services provided by the Idaho Falls Police Department.

The Idaho Falls Police Department employs approximately 145 people who each contribute to the overall mission of the department. Whether as a police officer, animal control officer, emergency communications officer (dispatch), or as a professional civilian staff member, all are important to the day-to-day operations of IFPD.

No matter your role, 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 strong desire to serve your community. If you are looking for a career that is interesting, challenging, and community-oriented, this may be the place for you. 



The Idaho Falls Police Department has an authorized strength of 98 sworn police officers. Officers are assigned to one of three bureaus and various assignments or specialty positions based on needs of the City and department.

For more information about a career as a Idaho Falls Police Officer, click here.



The Idaho Falls Police Department employs 25 Emergency Communications Officers (Dispatchers) who provide dispatching services for all of Bonneville County. That includes receiving 911 and non-emergency phone calls from the public; dispatching for police, fire, EMS, search and rescue, and other first responders. 

For more information about a career as an Emergency Communications Officer, click here.

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The Idaho Falls Animal Shelter also falls under the umbrella of the Idaho Falls Police Department. IFAS provides shelter services for Idaho Falls and much of the surrounding area in Bonneville County. Through the shelter, IFPD employs several full time Animal Control Officers who respond to animal related concerns in the city limits, as well as full and part-time shelter staff members.

The Idaho Falls Animal Shelter employs an Animal Services Manager, Animal Control Officers, and Animal Shelter Kennel Attendant/Front Desk Clerks. You can view position descriptions here and check for open positions here

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The Idaho Falls Police Department also employs professional civilian staff members in various positions including administrative roles, records specialists, an evidence technician, an intelligence analyst, a public information officer, a three-person code enforcement unit, and other positions. 

You can view position descriptions here and check for open positions here