Whom to Call
Public information is released in accordance with the Idaho Public Records Act.
Members of the public, including members of the media, must submit a written public records request to obtain documents such as reports, mugshots or other public information. Please refer to our records page for instructions and forms.
In the case of short deadline(s), if the Public Information Officer is not promptly available, please call the Idaho Falls Fire Department PIO, Kerry Hammon, at (208) 821-6321. If neither the Police Department or Fire Department's Public Information Officers have responded to a call in a reasonable amount of time, call Idaho Falls Public Safety Dispatch (208-529-1200) and request to speak with the on-shift supervisor for patrol.
Note: The on-shift supervisor's first priority is incident resolution. If you call a shift supervisor immediately after a call goes out over the radio, it is unlikely the supervisor will have additional information available immediately. Please allow time for the officers and supervisor to prioritize taking care of the issue at hand. Since most newsworthy incidents take time time to complete, a response from the on-shift supervisor may take longer than a response from the PIO. A supervisor is able to provide basic information on breaking crimes, or crimes that occur on his or her shift.
Shift supervisors are in the patrol division and are not briefed on cases that involve detectives or ongoing investigations (different divisions, different jobs). Please contact the Public Information Officer for these types of requests. If you are requesting documents, please be sure to fill out the appropriate public records request forms found on the IFPD records page.